Newbie PM at Silicon Valley

Why I haven’t found my product to rise it and shine together?

I am foreign and don’t have experience in U.S.
I graduate from a collage that is not known by the companies in Bay Area.
I am a women.
I haven’t coded for 5 years.
I don’t have enough network.

I don’t know the right answer and some of guesses from the meet ups that I attended. Maybe some of them are my biases.

From my experience as PM; I thought below ones will be enough to be PM for one of my hero products.

  • I am in love with products.
  • I take responsibility.
  • I’m curious.
  • I focus first on delivering value to our users.
  • I know who we’re building for and what we’re building.
  • I lead by example.
  • I succeed by making others successful.
  • I fill in the gaps and do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • I don’t like surprises, so I prepare for them.
  • I pay attention to the details because I care.
  • I am honest, direct and empathetic.
  • I seek the truth.
  • I trust others to do their jobs well but I verify that they am done right.
  • I listen first and make certain that others feel that they’ve been heard.
  • I value and foster strong team relationships.
  • I choose right over easy.
  • I choose simplicity over complexity.
  • I communicate with anyone and everyone who is interested, but most importantly to our teams.
  • I let my team determine how to build.
  • I provide focus through prioritization.
  • I increase quality through iteration.
  • I don’t wait to be told what to do.
  • I understand why I win and what I must do to keep winning.

That’s why I don’t lose my faith and never stop learning and growing.

You should not lose too!

Before writing this post, I read ‘We are Product Managers via Satya Patel’ post and inspired from his words. Thank you for reminding me who I am.