Love & Tech: Fireside Chat with Michelle Parsons, CPO at Hinge | February 11

Free
Friday, 11 February, 2022
3 4 pm EST
Austin (Online)

About This Event

Dating apps have changed the way humans connect and interact with each other and we find it fascinating. But what's even more fascinating? The brains and brawns of the folks behind the app, like Michelle Parsons, the Chief Product Officer of Hinge.

With Valentine's Day around the corner, we're getting cozy in this fireside chat between Michelle and guest moderator, Naimeesha. ♥️ We'll be uncovering Michelle's career journey into product management and working at the intersection of tech and love. She'll also share her experience in leading a product team at one of the hottest dating app companies.

RSVP to get a spot on the love seat!

About the Instructor

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Chief Product Officer, Hinge

Michelle currently works as the Chief Product Officer at Hinge. Hinge is on a mission to continue to revolutionize mobile dating by helping its users create meaningful connections, and ultimately find a relationship worth deleting the app for. Prior to Hinge, Michelle led the Product Innovation group for Netflix's Global Kids & Family business. She also had an impactful run as Product Lead of the Recommendations and Personalization Platform at Spotify where she led cross-functional teams of back-end and machine learning engineers focused on improving the recommendations that power many of the surfaces of Spotify; these included the popular playlists such as "Discover Weekly" and "Daily Mix" as well as features such as Search and Home. Prior to joining Spotify, Michelle spent 2.5 years at KAYAK as the Head of Product for Hotels, where she owned cross-platform product development for the end-to-end user journey from Search to Checkout. She has a passion for design, user experience, and machine learning, specifically as they relate to improving search, discovery and personalization.

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Founder, Products by Women

Naimeesha Murthy is a Product Leader with over a decade long expertise in managing digital products from concept to completion.

Naimeesha is also a passionate community builder and the creator at Products by Women (PBW) - A global diverse community-led network for women in tech and business! Naimeesha’s work in community building and product management has been published in major media outlets like Forbes, Builtin and even an Amazon bestseller titled, F.O.R.G.E.D.: Six Practices of Great Leaders in Volatile Times.

Through PBW Naimeesha advices, mentors and also occasionally angel invests in early-stage women-owned ventures. Naimeesha is also an educator and a tech conference speaker and serves as an advisory board member at Pace University and is a Forbes Council Member. Currently Naimeesha consults at a leading digital agency and consults for big tech companies like Google and Okta.

About Our Partners

Products by Women is a diverse global community for women in innovation, tech and beyond. The platform offers women the opportunity to connect and learn from peers and mentors from around the world, gain access to skill based jobs and training opportunities to accelerate their career.

The Product League is a community of product people gathering monthly to network and talk shop.

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