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Episode 37 - From Management Consultant to Product Manager (with Deepti Tadala)

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Episode 37 - From Management Consultant to Product Manager (with Deepti Tadala)
21 Feb 2021
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An interview with Deepti Tadala. Deepti is a Technical Product Manager with Synacor and former Management Consultant with Deloitte. She talks about her journey into Product Management, how her Deloitte experience did and didn't help, the importance of public speaking skills, and how Products by Women has supported her in her career.

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About the Episode

Deepti is a Technical Product Manager with Synacor, a technology firm based in upstate New York, and a former management consultant with Deloitte. She's also a Founding 200 Member at Product School, former Content Lead for Products by Women, and a member of Toastmasters International.

We talk about a lot, including:

  • The difference between Technical Product Managers and non-Technical Product Managers
  • The importance, even as a TPM, of having close contact with customers and considering the market
  • How working as a Management Consultant for Deloitte prepared her for Product Management, and how it didn't
  • The troubles of getting that first Product Management job when racing against the immigration clock
  • Learning to be a Product Manager and the importance of walking the walk
  • Her passion for education and using her story to inspire others and pay it forward
  • The importance of learning public speaking skills even if you don't want to speak publicly
  • The importance of having a platform for women to share experiences and support each other
  • Her power morning schedule and what it helps her to achieve

Contact Deepti

You can reach out to Deepti on LinkedIn.