Session: PM is not a failed Dev
Imagine a developer asking if they should become a PM, what will you ask next?
"Are you bad at coding? Oh, you can't code?"
No, these questions shouldn't even come to your mind. PMs are not developer who can't code. Program/Product Management is a different discipline which requires a diverse set of skills.
In the era where humongous data is just a click away, but girls/women find it tough to make career transition. The lack of support from higher ups/family and glorification of SDE role adds undue pressure.
SWE girls/women who love tech industry but envision themselves in management side rather than development front, how they should navigate their paths to PM roles. This talk will shed light on the topics:
How to start the right conversation with yourself and your manager/network to achieve your career goal?
How to embrace PM skills and leverage them for better work life?
- What does it take to be a PM? OR What skills are necessary for being a PM?
- How to know if you are a dev or PM at heart?
- How to start the right conversation with yourself and your manager/network to achieve your career transition?
Vidhi Jindal is working as Program Manager 2 in Azure team at Microsoft USA. She has four plus years of industry experience in three separate roles. She earned MS degree with Machine Learning specialization from Georgia Institute of Technology.
She loves to share her experience with community to support girls/women in Tech. She is working in D&I initiatives as a lead in her org at Microsoft. She mentored girls in the past to pursue development and hosted workshop on Azure DevOps which was attended by 30+ devs at Microsoft.