This is a podcast for people interested in building or designing tech products. At least once a week, I speak to product managers, product leaders, product marketers, UX professionals, and anyone else involved in product management and product delivery. Come and listen to some great conversations and get inspired!
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An interview with Candice Poon. Candice is a Program Manager for Microsoft, working on Microsoft Edge. She recently came to the attention of the Twittersphere when she was blocked from signing up to Clubhouse due to her name, which kicked off further discussions about diversity and building inclusive products. We speak about the scale of the problem, attitudes to it, and potential solutions.
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About the Episode
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