Breakfast and Mentoring: Thoughtful Roundtable

Contributed by Nina Mitchell, Volunteer for the BPMA Mentorship Program To kick off the new session of the BPMA Mentorship Program, we organized a breakfast and roundtable at the GoDaddy offices in Cambridge. Our gathering provided mentors and mentees the opportunity to meet in person. The 25 attendees also addressed key Product topics in a roundtable…

Mentorship and expectations

The mentorship program at the Boston Product Management Association and how to make the best out of it. Why you might need a mentor in your life Directing your own life can be equally exciting and daunting thing to do. Oftentimes we may feel stuck and need a little push on the way. It seems like…

Bringing Women in Product Together

Contributed by Cait Porte The Boston area is home to some of the country’s top tech companies – Akamai, Wayfair, TripAdvisor, Hubspot, IROBOT and most recently, GE decided to relocate the company headquarters to the Boston Seaport district. In 2014, Boston was 4th in the nation in total venture capital funding (coming in behind California…

Look Back on a Year in Product Mentorship

Contributed by Amisha Thakkar Q. What were you looking for when you came to the mentorship group? I was a Product Lead in a software company when I came to the BPMA mentorship program. I wanted to transition to a pure Product Management role. I was attracted to the Product Management work and had a…

Opportunity Makers: How can mentorship open doors?

  Have you found yourself striving to “know everything,” driven by the belief that doing so will open doors to the senior title, the c-level, the major business breakthrough? Good for you! Now focus that energy from “knowing everything” to knowing the right things. Write 3 specific steps down that will get you from here…

How to Be More Innovative (and Other Tips from the Mentor Roundtable)

Contributed by Cait Porte The first Mentorship roundtable of the season kicked off on May 15th with a bang! There were over 25 attendees from more than 22 different companies. After running through introductions, the group spent time discussing different topics like techniques to stimulate innovation and how to get the most out of your relationship…