Black Product Managers announces the 2nd annual “Mapping My

SAN FRANCISCO, June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black Product Managers (BPM), the world’s largest community of Black product and technology leaders, today announced its second annual conference June 17-19, 2022, Map my future. The event is dedicated to helping members build strong relationships with other product leaders, hone their skills, and learn invaluable career lessons from some of the most prominent black product and technology leaders. Across the country. Mapping My Future programming will include conferences and relationship building activities in the San Francisco and Oakland areas, with speakers from companies such as Meta, Google, LinkedIn, Intuit YouTube and Netflix.

“Over the weekend of June 16, we are thrilled to bring together a group of Black product managers and tech talents, helping them develop new skills and create a thriving community,” said Brittany Bankston, President and co-founder of BPM and chief product officer at MainStreet. . “BPM is dedicated to creating a future where more Black professionals can advance their careers, ultimately reshaping the industry to create more representation for Black technologists and pathways to leadership roles. The Mapping My Future event is an important step towards achieving this goal.

Mapping My Future’s speaker line-up includes a keynote from Meta Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, one of Facebook’s original 15 software engineers who was instrumental in designing and building early versions of the site. Cox will speak to attendees about his own journey, share important lessons about product leadership, and articulate the importance of alliance in the tech industry.

Other industry speakers include:

  • Erin Teague, Director and Global Head of Sports, Film and Television Product Management, Youtube
  • Ime Archibong, New Product Experimentation Manager, Meta
  • Elliot Robinson, partner and co-founder of the growth investing practice at Bessemer Venture Partners
  • DeVaris Brown, CEO and Co-Founder, Meroxa
  • Maryanna Quigless, Director of Product Management, Meta
  • Ken Norton, Executive Coach, Bring the donuts
  • Laura Teclemarium, Head of Product Management, netflix
  • Howard Ekundayo, Director of Engineering, netflix
  • Okalo Khena, Director of Product Management, Google
  • Kevin Weil, President of Products and Business, Planet
  • Anna Bofa, CEO and Founder of Curiti

In addition to high-level discussions from expert BPM speakers, the conference will offer networking opportunities alongside product managers from all industries, including a LinkedIn-sponsored brunch, a Twitch-sponsored cocktail reception and a June 19th celebration. sponsored by Google. Panels and roundtables on topics such as “Creating Influence and Credibility” and “PM to the C-Suite” will update attendees on important news content during the two-day event. . The event is sponsored by organizations such as Meta, LinkedIn, Google and Intuit.

Registration is open to BPM members and non-members. To find out more about the event and to register, go to: https://www.blackproductmanagers.com/conference-2022.

About Black Product Managers
Black Product Managers (BPM) was founded in 2017 as the first national network for black professionals working in product. Today, the organization has grown into a community of over 2,000 black technologists from some of the most prominent companies in the tech industry – with the goal of reaching all black PMs around the world. On a mission to help Black Product Managers advance their careers and become Product Managers, BPM is reshaping the tech industry to create more representation and leverage in product management at scale.

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