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Speaking & Writing Publications


LinkedIn Newsletter

You Belong Here

Original newsletter where I share my thoughts on product management, leadership, work/life balance, motherhood and more. 


Women in Product Conference

May 9 & 10th 2021

Very excited to be speaking in this year's Women in Product Conference. I will be leading an Exec and Senior roundtable discussion around the topic, "She's Just Not That Strategic" Stay tuned

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NY Product Conference by INDUSTRY

Lateral Growth is Still Growth

Climbing the ladder isn’t the only direction to take when you want to grow (your career). 70% of employees will work towards a promotion as a means to grow their career, but fail to understand the various ways career growth can happen. Shelly will discuss the benefits of lateral growth which includes learning new skills, increased scope (without a promotion), new problem space and more. Optimizing for learning as a mechanism for growth can catapult your career faster and more effectively than a vertical promotion. Join Shelly in learning more about lateral growth and how you can leverage the tactics she will discuss in your career. 


Women in Product Conference

 May 25th-27th 2021

Very excited to be speaking in this year's Women in Product Conference. I presented on the "Standing out, standing together, and stepping up" on the Blaze Your Trail Stage about Managing Your Manager. I followed with a live Q&A session (not recorded). 


Product School

24/7 Product Management Webinar

We are product managers by trade, but also in our personal lives, whether we know it or not. We have principles and values we live by that apply to our personal lives as well as our work. As product managers, so much of what we do can overlap from prioritization to decision making. I will share with you some of the ways I've learned that my product management style bleeds into my daily life and vice versa, as well as some of the ways values and skills intersect and can be leveraged.


Mobile Growth Online: Trends for 2021

Panel discussing the trends of 2020 and how it will shape our 2021 mobile vision. The changes Apple will be making with the new iOS and the impact it has on our mobile strategy. 


Product League

Soft Skills: Team Empowerment

Ask Me Anything session, hosted by the Product league on team empowerment! Three veteran PMs discuss how to help your teams feel more empowered from decision making to accountability of their product. 


Applause & DXC Live

From Discovery to Delivery

View my talk on How I Build Products: From Discovery to Delivery, I discuss the framework we've used at American Express. Starting with researching, defining, and aligning all the way to releasing into the wild, I review best practices in the product development process.  


Mind The Product Podcast

Parallels Between Parenting and Product

As product managers, we have to deal with demanding, unreasonable people who hold us to unrealistic standards and want everything delivered yesterday – and as a parent, you have to deal with stakeholders and team members in your home as well!

In this episode, Product Directors Shelly Kalish and Karen Hershenson join us to talk about juggling their careers and families and share some advice on how we can all make the work environment a better one for the parents on our teams.


Product League

ABCD&E: Product & Me

You are the product. It’s time for New Year’s Retrospective. 

I’ve been thinking about how to better myself, those around me, and focus on what’s important.
We have guiding principles in our companies, strategies, in life, in relationships, so why not make some for your career? Taking the time to look back has helped me shape the way forward. In other words, “What kind of a Product Manager do I want to be when I grow up?” and “How can I get there?”

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