Product Manager, Google
Director of Product, Tableau
We, Nupur and Kartik, started thinking about an initiative to help our peers when we started hearing about the news of layoffs in our circle of friends. It was personal to us as a result, but little did we (just as anyone else) realize the enormity of the crisis and the ensuing economic hardships that would follow.
We started this journey by enquiring if a mentoring service for Product Management folks would be useful, on the Women In Product group on Facebook. We got over 200 comments expressing interest, which gave us confidence that building such a service during this crisis would indeed be helpful.
Since then we have been fortunate enough to have over 150 incredible mentors who signed up and helped grow our initiative. We have been able to help 100s of candidates as a result.
We are grateful for our mentors who joined us and for the fact that we have been able to help out in a small way those who need help. We are looking to expand to other countries as well. Stay tuned for updates.