We’re back with part 7 of Overheard in Product—a series where we round up all of the tantalizing conversations from product folks that you may have missed on the web last week.
Let’s get to it.
Forget the formalities
Product Manager Dr. Donna Malayeri made waves when she demystified the relationship between formal degrees and success in tech.
Dr. Malayeri has a PhD herself, and in follow up comments she championed the idea of using her role to point out biases in hiring, revise job postings to be more inclusive, and mentoring folks.
Food for thought: What are some other prerequisites in product roles that aren’t actually necessary?
Margaret Kelsey is the Director of Brand & Creative at Appcues. Before Appcues, she built content programs for InVision’s design community for 3.5 years and has roots in painting and PR. She’s a big fan of puns, Blackbird Donuts, and Oxford commas—probably in that order.