Episode 06

Building innovative products with collaborative leadership

Elizabeth Ames, CEO of Women in Product, a strong advocate of women in tech, speaks about the importance of having women in product and building an inclusive culture.

Elizabeth Ames CEO at Women in Product

Episode 06

Elizabeth Ames - Building innovative products with collaborative leadership

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Joining Vikram on the podcast today is the CEO of Women in Product, Elizabeth Ames. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has been a strong advocate of women technologists and has held various leadership positions in marketing and strategy at Apple, Verifone, Plastic Logic, and RETHINK Partners, where she was Founder and CEO. As Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing at the Anita Borg Institute prior to her current role, Elizabeth was instrumental in scaling up their revenue and establishing it as a platform to help women in tech voice their views.

In today’s interview, Elizabeth begins by describing her organization, Women in Product, reviewing the importance of having more women in product and technology, and offering advice to help companies become more inclusive. She then goes on to explain collaborative leadership, fixed vs. learning mindsets, and how to create an inclusive culture and build community. Elizabeth draws the conversation to a close by sharing words of wisdom for those at 3 particular points in their careers. Elizabeth Ames’ extensive amount of knowledge and experience is on full display in her conversation with Vikram here today, rendering this yet another episode you can’t afford to miss.

The Finer Details of This Episode:

  • The importance of having more women in product and technology

  • Elizabeth’s advice for companies on how to be more inclusive in their organizational structure

  • Increasing the number of women in leadership roles

  • Collaborative leadership

  • Creating a more inclusive organizational culture

  • Fixed vs. learning mindsets

  • Elizabeth’s perspective on building community

  • As a talent manager at a Fortune 100 and a CEO at a startup, she shares her most important advice for an aspiring woman leader just starting her career.