Session: How a people-first product leads to better work/life balance
Front is on a mission to make work happier by meaningfully connecting teams and customers, regardless of workplace. One place it gets truly reflected is in the way Engineering, Product and Design operate as one team. Join us as Kaitlin and Vrushali talk about how they use Front’s company values around collaboration, low-ego and transparency in their day-to-day interactions and the product Front is building.
Vrushali and Kaitlin will discuss the benefits of harnessing the power of the product they are building firsthand and how they and their team use Front’s company values to drive decision-making about Front's product strategy and collectively own outcomes. As a company focused on ensuring employees everywhere are happier at work, they will share anecdotes on how their product team (and adjacent teams) prioritize employee workloads and overall product roadmap when navigating complex situations, especially as a woman leader in tech.
In this presentation, Vrushali and Kaitlin can also expand upon the importance of having company values ingrained in every team. Every employee uses Front, and every process, from engineering to recruiting, uses the collaborative and automated tools they build for their customers. Vrushali has also been inspired by the product and company that have her team working asynchronously and can share the lessons learned on how to practice that as a leader.
- The benefits of harnessing the power of the product you’re building firsthand, and how they use Front’s company values to drive decision-making and collectively owning outcomes
- Highlight the importance of prioritizing the wellbeing of your employees, and how to balance their workloads and the product roadmap
- Vrushali and Kaitlin will share how they have been inspired by the product and company that have their teams working asynchronously and can share the lessons learned on how to practice that as a leader
Kaitlin is currently a Product Design Manager at Front. Prior to Front, she was a Product Design Manager on the Advertiser Experiences team at Pinterest and started her design career in consulting at IDEO. Fun fact about Kaitlin, she started her career as a Naval Officer working on military ships before transitioning her engineering, leadership and operational skills into tech. Outside of work she loves trying new types of food and adventuring in Marin with her golden retriever puppy, Maverick.
Vrushali is currently operating as Head of Platform at Front. Prior to Front, she was VP of Engineering at Salesforce where she ran engineering for Salesforce Communities. She started working on the product since its inception, today it has close to 22K customers. She grew and scaled her engineering organization from a team of 10 to a global team of 150 engineers. Outside of work, she loves to read, go for urban hikes and keep her kids entertained.