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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