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Want More Women in Tech? Design it. — IDEO Stories — Medium

Want More Women in Tech? Design it. - IDEO Stories - Medium
By Meija Jacobs and Shoshana Berger
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When it comes to the tech and venture world, it’s clear that no one is happy with the current state of affairs, not least our most visible CEOs. Talk of gender inequity — and lack of diversity in technology more broadly — has reached a fever pitch.


At IDEO, design starts with people. To get a broader sense of what women are dealing with out there, we asked some successful female founders to tell us about their experience as they built and launched their companies.


How might we encourage women to take the leap from idea to action?
How might we support women in being bullish about valuing their companies?

How might we productively call out bias to shift perspectives?


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Balsamiq Sponsors The Product Summit Oakland, California On October 9, 2015 | The Product Summit

Balsamiq Sponsors The Product Summit Oakland, California On October 9, 2015 | The Product Summit | Product Excellence | Scoop.it
Balsamiq, Maker Of Mockups, The Rapid Wireframing Software, Is Announced As Silver Sponsor Of The Product Summit Oakland: Transforming Ideas Into Products


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“We’re delighted to welcome Balsamiq as a silver sponsor! Balsamiq Mockups helps business people, developers and designers to get on the same page before coding starts,” shares Cindy F. Solomon, Producer of The Product Summit and Founder of Startup Product Academy. “Those are the same people attending the Product Summit to question how to forward excellent product results and Balsamiq is an excellent tool!”


“Balsamiq Mockups was designed for collaborative prototyping, to save time and even have fun,” says Mike Angeles, Director of User Experience at Balsamiq. “We put our heart and soul into making Mockups the best quality software we possibly can.”


Attendees at The Product Summit receive special opportunities to use Balsamiq Mockups in their product endeavors. 


October 9, 2015 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Oakland City Center Conference Paramount Room
500 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Register: http://www.productsummit.org
Sponsor The Product Summit http://productsummit.org/sponsor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/productsummit
Email: info@productsummit.org

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The Movement For Product Excellence Values | The Product Summit

The Movement For Product Excellence Values | The Product Summit | Product Excellence | Scoop.it
Forwarding a movement for product excellence, The Product Summit  conference showcases the people behind products and pursues the following values:1. People first.
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Not only the customers, stake-holders and end-users, but also every human (including workers) who touch the product from inception to destruction;No human harmed at any point;Recognition, respect for the dignity, empathy and validation of all human contribution and touch points across the product lifespan;No destruction of planet or limited resources that sustain humane life.

For discussion:  Can any product be considered excellent based on this ideal definition? Can we afford to continue making products with planned obsolescence?

2. Questioning the status quo and the unknown. 
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Cindy F. Solomon of Global Product Management Talk on Product Marketing in Silicon Valley | Take Charge Product Management©

Cindy F. Solomon of Global Product Management Talk on Product Marketing in Silicon Valley | Take Charge Product Management© | Product Excellence | Scoop.it
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The product marketing managment function exists to increase current product ROI, identify opportunities for new product iterations, manage the value proposition via positioning of the product, and create the business case for remaining competitive in the current  market conditions in front of changing winds and future trends.

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Part 1: http://bit.ly/ZY2z2W

what may have previously fallen under the umbrella of the product marketing function, is gaining attention in the blogosphere with sexier names, such as Agile marketing, growth hacking, or customer experience management. These may be new approaches, but they are grounded in the product marketing managment function to increase current product ROI, identify opportunities for new product iterations, manage the value proposition via positioning of the product, and create the business case for remaining competitive in the current market conditions and future trends.

Part 2: http://bit.ly/10nJcVS

1. Step away from the product.

2. Schedule regular meetings to listen to different perspectives on the product needs from outside the direct product team

3. Create a visual product health chart
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MailChimp Sponsors The Product Summit Oakland, California On October 9, 2015 | The Product Summit

MailChimp Sponsors The Product Summit Oakland, California On October 9, 2015 | The Product Summit | Product Excellence | Scoop.it

MailChimp, The World’s Leading Email Marketing Platform, Is Announced As Diamond Sponsor Of The Product Summit Oakland: Transforming Ideas Into Products

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“MailChimp’s email platform has helped the movement for product excellence grow to showcase product leaders and nurture the worldwide community of product enthusiasts," shares Cindy F. Solomon, Founder, Startup Product Academy.

 

MailChimp’s values embrace the diversity and inclusiveness found in the strong Oakland business and growing tech culture that has a rich history of community involvement.

 

“We value thoughtful communicators and great ideas. We value learning and innovation. We value excellence and personality. And we value community—neighbors, friends, and organizations who make our cities like Oakland better, weirder, and more human,” shares Lain, Brand Manager at MailChimp.

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Announcing The Product Summit Oakland Event Community Powered By Bizzabo | @ProductSummit #prodsummit

Announcing The Product Summit Oakland Event Community Powered By Bizzabo | @ProductSummit #prodsummit | Product Excellence | Scoop.it

Join the mobile app community free to meet colleagues, access sponsor perks, view exhibitors and more http://productsummit.org

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The Product Summit is a provocative event that showcases unique viewpoints and lessons learned at all stages in the process of designing, developing, making, manufacturing, managing, marketing, scaling and consuming products of all kinds including software, hardware, b2b and consumer goods happening October 9 in the vibrant business and hopping tech community in downtown Oakland, California, which has a rich history of community activism embedded into the business ecosystem.

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The Product Summit Code Of Conduct | The Product Summit

The Product Summit Code Of Conduct | The Product Summit | Product Excellence | Scoop.it
The Product Summit Oakland takes place on October 9, 2015 during National Bullying Prevention Month.
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The Product Summit Oakland, 4th in the series that began in San Francisco, is produced by a woman and has from the first event attracted a high percentage of women attendees and women speakers, so why the need for the Code of Conduct?

 

Because documenting the code helps guarantee safety, inclusiveness, respect and dignity for everyone attending, speaking, sponsoring, volunteering.

 

The Code of Conduct exists to

set expectations for appropriate behavior,to encourage calling attention to any experience or behavior that violates the code,to guarantee that everyone participating has equal access to the most value possible from attending,to call attention to the issues that are uncomfortable to language,to encourage empathy, andto support recognition of respectful behavior that can be carried forward to other environments and interactions.
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Q&A With Phil Royle, Product Excellence Manager at Legoland

Q&A With Phil Royle, Product Excellence Manager at Legoland | Product Excellence | Scoop.it
WINTER HAVEN | Phil Royle gets paid to make sure visitors to Legoland Florida go away satisfied.
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Interesting quotes:

 

Product excellence is a diverse role. It covers all aspects of our park and interacts with our guests as well as our team members known as Model Citizens.

 

Our business takes the welfare and morale of our MC's very seriously, and I truly believe that if you do not take exceptional care of your team, you find it difficult to ensure that they take exceptional care of your guests.

 

My role is to make sure that we maintain our core values in line with our Lego-based visitor attractions; corporate standards; industry standards; and, most importantly, safety standards.

 

We use our touch-screen kiosks; iPads; mystery-shop visitor programs; and, most importantly, face-to-face feedback from our guests to understand their satisfaction level and obtain feedback on ways we can improve. I spend a lot of time walking around the park talking to our guests about their day. That's probably one of the best things about my job — talking to guests to make sure we are delivering what we have promised them and, of course, playing with Lego (bricks) during my work day!

 

---key takeaway

- a position title - Product Excellence Manager (is he a compliance assurance guy or customer satisfaction evangelist?)

- focus on taking exceptional care of your team so they can deliver exceptional results

- product excellence is defined by corporate standards and measured by customer satisfaction

- easier to achieve in a consumer focused physical product?

 

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