The Need for Diverse Perspectives in Product Development (with Candice Poon, Program Manager @ Microsoft)

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An interview with Candice Poon. Candice is a Program Manager at Microsoft (which is really a Product Manager at any other company) working on Microsoft Edge. Candice recently caused a stir on Twitter when she tweeted about her experience being prevented from signing up to Clubhouse because of her name.

We speak about a lot, including:

  • What it's like working for Microsoft and ensuring Internet Explorer stays in its coffin
  • Whether being called a Program Manager is confusing and whether she still gets invited to Product Manager parties
  • How she felt being blocked from signing up to Clubhouse and whether it's happened before
  • How Clubhouse responded and whether the response was satisfactory
  • Some of the reasons why people have blind spots when developing products and what we should do to fix them
  • How Microsoft are promoting diversity & what's left to do
  • The importance of mixing tech and non-tech skills to further diversify your experience

And much more!

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