the pro in product
like many other industries, india’s product ecosystem sees lopsided stats for women, especially in senior roles. while we will save the…
like many other industries, india’s product ecosystem sees lopsided stats for women, especially in senior roles. while we will save the ‘why’ for another day, we can’t help but acknowledge that time and again, female product leaders have shown that their unique perspectives, natural growth mindset and higher eq can help create great products and product practices.
some of the biggest brands and companies, globally, have suffered on account of biases creeping into products when the teams don’t see equal participation from both genders.
fortunately, things are looking up and we have seen women blazing a trail for women behind them, breaking new ground — and old rules.
move over tech ‘bros’ — women are changing the game for products across the board. we have more than a 100+ on leap.club and you can get acquainted with 15 of them here :
01 aditi chaturvedi | senior product manager, uber
this iim lucknow grad is a product manager working in customer engagement. with over a decade of experience, aditi is an analytical team player who is as passionate about making an impact in society as she is about vedic scriptures. she loves the zero to one journey and finds solace in buddhism & board games!
02 advaita patel | global product manager, abinbev
advaita is a t-shaped designer and technologist who’s passionate about making customer’s lives easier. her superpower? empathising with the user and creating seamless user experiences. in her current role, she leads abinbev’s b2b marketplace.
03 amrita arulraj | product designer, paytm insider
this ui/ux designer ventured into the world of product design recently and believes in designing meaningful experiences for digital products. she’s biased to animation and motion design and loves ‘creating for delight’. outside of work, she’s a trained bharatnatyam dancer and travel junkie!
04 harnidh kaur | product marketing manager — new initiatives, swiggy
this young author plays a dual role of product marketing and (wait for it) — poetry! passionate about building d2c brands in india, harnidh recently wrapped up her third book and is always excited to talk food tech, logistics, recipes and community. should be on your top 10 to follow on twitter list if she isn’t already!
05 gauri bansal | product manager, global participation, twitter india & emerging markets
this ashoka university alumni is currently busy scaling twitter in emerging markets, prior to which she was leading the managing director’s office for twitter india. gauri is keen to advance the role technology plays in emerging economies, build progressive communities, and bridge the digital divide and has worked as a business advisory and policy consultant for global corporates across technology, e-commerce, renewable energy, and not-for-profit organisations.
06 madhurita mahapatra | group product manager, meesho
this gender equality champion just made the move to meesho which became the first indian social commerce startup to enter the unicorn club after a stint at walmart and sabre corporation. madhurita loves building innovative products and her decade of experience across product management, business development and data analytics makes her a force to reckon with. fun fact : she’s a strong believer in product teardowns. hit her up for your next one?
07 mythreyee ganapathy | product manager, google
in her current role, mythreyee helps product teams at google to intelligently engage with billions of customers at scale. in the past, she worked on leading the creation of the bing knowledge graph in 25 global markets, contributed to building three new products at microsoft; as well as helped to set up the microsoft research india lab. her expertise? data analytics, machine learning and user experience design.
08 parul agarwal | principal product manager, airtel x labs
parul comes with an experience of 8+ years across digital product design & adoption, process & user journey design & business strategy. she played a pivotal role in launching airtel thanks, the digital loyalty & engagement program for 100m customers and worked deeply on the international roaming product strategy. currently heading the broadband product portfolio along with the innovation charter, her idea of thrill is solving complex problems — whether a jigsaw puzzle or a product.
09 priyansha mishra | product manager, microsoft
microsoft product manager by day, entrepreneur by night.
as an enthusiastic collector of diverse experiences, priyansha’s work experience spans across industries, where she has consistently hit the ground running. when she’s not working with data and analytics, she is building a travel platform called on her waycation which makes travel safer and more accessible for women!
10 rachita pandya shah | head of product, gojek
a product leader and an entrepreneur with close to a decade of experience in product management, rachita is currently the product lead at gojek. after the successful acquisition of her start-up, she worked for a couple of years with early-stage startups building the coolest, new-age 0 to 1 products for emerging marketings and continues to lead everything ad-tech at gojek! ps. she’s a very early leap.club member and has definitely helped us better our app with her constant feedback.
11 shreni dand | product designer, zomato
shreni is a product designer with a breadth of experience in product strategy, interaction design, and visual design. at zomato, she’s designed the backend for restaurant partners and revamped the order experience to make it seamless and user friendly (yup, you know who to thank!). shreni also runs one of our most popular clubhouses on the platform where members get together for a daily meditation. wanna know more about designing different products for different platforms but keeping it consistent? hit her up.
12 siddhi rawool |senior product manager, vedantu
this senior product manager has built high impact enterprise saas and mobile products while working with tech startups. siddhi believes in solving complex problems with deep customer empathy and is always up for a chat about social impact, edtech, fintech & fitness!
13 sneha narahalli | vp, head of product, sephora
sneha is a technology leader driving transformation in the retail industry through product innovation & simplicity. she believes in evangelising the voice of customers in every aspect of the product and is currently leading digital product at sephora and building the digital strategy that empowers an individual to feel beautiful.
14 surabhi capoor | product marketing, cred
meet the face behind the unique product positioning and marketing of cred. surabhi is always thinking about growing and engaging with customers while strategising for the future — but more importantly, placing the bets right now for it. has a penchant for dynamic and left off the usual content creation and indian classical dance!
15 swaha mohapatra | product manager, oracle
swaha is a product manager with varied experience across verticals. her expertise? working with different teams closely to translate market/customer requirements into product specific features. from retail to manufacturing, e-commerce to hospitality, she has been there, done that in her decade-long career.
want to connect with them? head to the leap.club app, or explore our membership at www.leap.club