Why Inclusion is Critical in Product Management

Looking to gain insight into the future of product management and become better prepared to make a business case for inclusion? Learn why inclusion is critical in Product Management from speakers at the inaugural Inclusive Product Management Summit.

About the speakers:

Angelina Howard is a distinguished mentor in the Inclusive Product Management Accelerator and is currently a senior product manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s largest cloud provider. Angelina works on early market development efforts for new AWS offerings. In addition to her PM role, she is a past President of the Black Employee Network (BEN), an Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Amazon. She focuses on being an advocate for inclusion and diversity, driving different initiatives and programs internally/externally, advising Amazon’s senior leaders, and growing a community inside and outside of Amazon. She co-founded several initiatives at Amazon including BEN Startup Week, a week to highlight and support Black entrepreneurs, and the Black Excellence Gala, a scholarship event for organizations supporting underrepresented youth in STEM.

Elizabeth Umphress is a professor of Management at UW Foster School of Business. Under the rubric of social justice research, Dr. Umphress pursues three primary branches of inquiry: ethics, organizational justice, and diversity. To date, in collaboration with co-authors, she has published twenty-eight peer-reviewed research articles. With regard to teaching, she has received various teaching awards including the Hybrid MBA Excellence in Teaching Award (2020), Professor of the Year for Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (2019) and the Evening MBA (2014) programs. She is committed to teaching and mentoring doctoral students, exemplified by authoring sixteen publications with current or former doctoral students. She also provides important service to her profession, including being an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal and on the editorial board of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.