Product Decoded Interview with Amanda Richardson, Chief Data & Strategy Officer at HotelTonight

Product Decoded Season 1 | Episode 6

Ha Nguyen
Ha Nguyen
Jun 6, 2018 · 2 min read
Product Decoded Interview with Amanda Richardson, Chief Data & Strategy Officer at HotelTonight

In the sixth episode of our Product Decoded podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Amanda Richardson, Chief Data & Strategy Officer at HotelTonight. We discuss her advice on fast-tracking your career in product management. Amanda shares a breadth of advice from her journey to leadership, the skills of successful managers and organizational leaders, and how women can navigate their product management careers.

Here are the highlights:

  • How Amanda started her career in product management (1:22)
  • Excelling as a PM: ask the right questions, understand the customer problem deeply, and come up with creative solutions (6:30)
  • Focus on the metrics and outcomes over output — connect your PM efforts to metrics to show business impact (8:32)
  • Advancing your PM career: Breaking into management and the C-suite (16:16)
  • How the PM role has changed over the past fifteen years (28:47)
  • Advice for women: (1) get a metric, (2) find mentors who will give you raw feedback, (3) keep a brag book, (4) be vocal and step up (33:15)

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