Elizabeth Ferrao is a technical product consultant at Free Electron and ex-software engineer. She was last a product manager for American Express, an Entrepreneur in Residence for Civic Hall, and Head of Product for XapiX, an API management platform. She co-founded the NYC network of Women Who Code which has hosted hundreds of events for its 13,000 women software engineer members, and built its leadership team to 5 directors and 20 leads.
Elizabeth has worked and advised companies in a variety of industries including financial, media, mobility, urban design, sanitation, and diversity and inclusion. She enjoys the challenge of applied technology within industry constraints and thinks no two product managers take the same approach. When not working, she travels and checks off bucket list items, like recently completing a trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
She co-founded the NYC chapter of Women Who Code, currently with 500+ members, and writes about technology startups and life decisions at AOL Jobs. Talk to her about teaching computer languages, rationalizing decisions, and everything tech projects (particularly front-end!).
In this ten-week course, students will learn to navigate the product cycle, from evaluating users and managing a roadmap to creating an MVP and developing metrics.
Women in Tech Panel: Ask Us Anything
Featuring trailblazing women in tech, we'll hear the stories of highly successful women from different fields within the industry.