Who are the Women Product Leaders in Europe in 2022?

  • mise à jour : 01 mars 2022
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In the last French La Product Conf study, figures show that women represent60% of entry-level Product Managers and only 28% ofPMs with 8-10 years of experience. Over the years, women seem to “disappear”. It is exactly the situation Caroline Ramade and the 50inTech team describe : women enter the tech world but don’t stay in the sector for long, and after 8 years there are fewer and fewer women in tech.

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While I was preparing the event “Wannabe a CPO” with Caroline and her team, I realized that it was difficult to identify women CPOs or Heads of Product off the top of my head. Even though I’ve organized 6 big Product events in France and Spain over the past 3 years,I’m left wondering how this problem could still exist!

I reached out to the Product Community to nominate women Product Leaders and give them more visibility. We all know the power of role models and mentors.

Here is a list of fantastic European women Product Leaders. You’ll find the biographies they sent to me below, and if you want to access the Notion list, here it is.

It shouldn’t be a static list: if your name doesn’t show up,please register here and I’ll add you!

And don’t forget to share it, so that no one can ever say: “I don’t know any woman Product Leaders.

  • Sana Ansari, Product Director @ AstraZeneca (UK)

  • Ana Asuero, Chief Product Officer @ Bdeo (ES). Product Leadership for B2B2C startups and scale ups companies.

  • Estelle Aubouin, Chief Product Officer @ En Voiture Simone (FR). Estelle is also podcast host @ The Product Tape, one of the French podcasts you don't want to miss!

  • Raquel de Aymerich,Head of Product @ Aura Fertility (ES). Raquel currently works as Head of Product in the Fem Tech start up Aura Fertility where she's developing a new mobile app to support better emotional health and fertility wellbeing for IVF patients. Raquel has over 10 year's experience working in Product Management related roles and delivering end to end product propositions for web, mobile apps and internal tools. This includes the full ownership of front-end and back-end experiences for mainstream products such as BBC News, Stubhub, Xataka and Eltiempo.es.

  • Fani Bahar, Senior Product Manager @ Snyk (DE). Fani is Senior Product Manager at Snyk with 12 years of diverse experiences as Business Analyst, Software Engineer, and Head of Product that led her to make the list of Women in Product in Europe 2021 by Product Management Festival. At Snyk she focused on building Snyk Container product to provide container security for customers. Prior to Snyk, she was working at VMware as a Senior Product Consultant where she was working with clients and used all her experience to enable the client to be a better Product Manager and team player. Outside her professional life, she spends her spare time volunteering as a teacher at ReDI School and as a mentor at Mentoring Club. Additionally, she is passionate about empowering women in tech and education for everyone.
  • Charlotte de Beauregard, Product Operations Director @ Doctolib (FR). Charlotte started her career in consulting, working in telecommunications and media companies in Europe and North America. She switched to Product Management when she joined Dailymotion to support content creators willing to develop their audience, revenue and video catalog online. Joining Doctolib to build the Product operations team was the opportunity for her to combine both experiences in a fast growing environment. Her team's goal is to help the product organisation scale through impact measurement, operational excellence, product knowledge management and talent growth.

  • Vanessha Beekarry, Head of Product @ SpaceAble (FR)

  • Isabelle Bénard, Chief Product Officer @ Mirakl (FR). Isabelle leads B2C and B2B product development at Mirakl. Passionate about technology, she has spent the last decade developing customer-centric and innovative eCommerce solutions for commerce leaders including Amazon, Global Fashion Group, Lightspeed, and SSENSE. Isabelle’s eCommerce background is extensive, spanning expertise in product development, digital transformation, product marketing, pricing strategy, supply chain management, B2B2C platforms and corporate strategy.

  • Victoria Bocquet, Head of Product @ Deezer (FR). Previously project manager & business developer in a digital agency from Publicis, shethen joined deezer and evolved in product since 2018. Currently in charge of retention topics on our main apps.

  • Sandra Camacho, Inclusive Design Strategist @ Sandra by Design (FR). As an inclusive design practitioner, she enables organizations to design for social impact. She helps product, design and creative teams cultivate social consciousness, inclusivity and purpose in their work. She draws from 10+ years of experience in Tech (including 8 years at Google), field work in the humanitarian sector and academic study of the social sciences and design strategy.

  • Sarah Caruel, CPO @ Karnott (FR). Sarah is CPO at Karnott, a French scale-up that aims to ease farmers, entrepreneurs and winegrowers' lives with automated fleet management for their implements, and use all collected data to improve their productivity. Her goal is to build products that both satisfy users and fuel the company’s growth, by making decisions with data, on-field feedback, and experimentation results. Sarah is a problem lover person, always motivated to take up new challenges and lead her team to tackle all of them.

  • Lynda Charton, Product Director @ AOS (FR)

  • Sarah Chiche, Head of Product @ Jump. Sarah has been spending the last 6 years building products across many different industries: medical (Doctolib), HR tech (Butterfly.ai), event planning (Privateaser) and now Legal Tech/Fintech at Jump. She's passionate about understanding users' needs and delivering them great value. Outside of Product Management, also passionate about travels.

  • Caroline Clark, Director of Product @ ieso (UK)

  • Julie Colin, Head of Product @ ManoMano (FR). Working for over 10 years in product management, Julie has a background in the media industry as first a journalist, then senior Product Manager at TF1 and France Télévisions before moving to the e-commerce industry for the pure player Sarenza as a Lead PM. During her career, she specialized in mobile apps and worked on more than 5 different projects and recently on the B2B ManoMano Mobile Apps that won the best e-commerce Apps from LSA magazine. She loves mentoring junior PM and spending her free time traveling.

  • Geraldine Corrales, CPO/CTO @ CityTaps (FR). Geraldine is a Product professional with 15+ years of experience in a wide range of industries from consumer to high-tech products. She has spent most of her career working for multinational companies in France, the US, the UK and Mexico and speaks French, English and Spanish. She now leads CityTaps' whole product development team.

  • Ariane Coulon, VP Product & Project @ Skello (FR)

  • Michelle De Mott, Head of Product @ Bother (UK). Head of Product experienced in developing products for global consumption in multiple markets. A strong bridge between technical and business worlds with confident stakeholder management skills. Passionate about coaching and training the next generation of Product Managers to define “The Right Product”.

  • Suzana Delanghe, CPO @ Openclassrooms (FR). Board level executive with global experience in sales, P&L management, corporate and product marketing. In the edtech vertical for 25 years, with start-ups and established players. Track record of increasing sales, developing new markets and products, restructuring and creating new teams form the ground up.

  • Julie Deschamps, Head of Brand and Products @ Usense. Specialized on innovation management and marketing strategy, Julie is passionate about leveraging technology opportunities for human health progress. She's driven by expanding business toward new pockets of opportunities. She loves making surprising and unusual connections between businesses, brands, and technologies turning them into great products. She's convinced that it can only happen by having very different people meet, share, and learn together.

  • Sara Díez Castellanos, Head of Product @ Lana (ES). Sara started her career as a software engineer over a decade ago. Since then, while she's consistently been involved in technical tasks and projects, she has acquired product development and agile organisational management skills through her roles in different types of organisations, from big financial corporations to in-growth start-ups, both in UK and Spain. With a robust Product Management background in the area of data (big data platforms and ML), since last year she's led the development of fintech products for the underbanked LATAM market as Lana's Head of Product.

  • Anna Divers, Product & Design Director @ Purplebricks (UK). Part of the digital leadership team at Purplebricks helping to disrupt the property industry to make every home move amazing by shaping the end to end experience for customers - aligning the online and offline journey. Anna is a highly driven and tenacious pioneer of change. Co-founder of Women @ HX & Community @ HX networks. Product Mentor for start-ups and individual product leaders across multiple sectors.

  • Holly Donohue, Head of Product @ Co-op (UK). Holly is Head of Product at Co-op and co-organiser of ProductTank Manchester. At Co-op, she leads multi-disciplinary digital teams to create world-class products. Holly has experience of building product strategies, teams and processes to deliver commercial and customer value across diverse industries. Holly has a passion for learning and knowledge sharing, particularly in coaching and business strategy and can often be found speaking at product events or helping out at conferences.

  • Camille Dubois, CPO @ Leetchi (FR)

  • Cécile Dubouis, Solution Director @ OpenClassrooms (FR). Becoming PrestaShop's CPO / CXO (Product & Experience of this open source e-commerce software) a few years ago has been a real achievement, as there were not many women leading Tech products. She joined OpenClassrooms in 2021 (EdTech company) as a Solution Director. What she loves the most? Empowering teams and making them be proud of building a product users love.

  • Victoire Dumont, Head of Product @ WeMaintain (FR)

  • Julie Dumont, Product Director @ AB Tasty (FR)

  • Caroline Dundas, Head of Hive Products @ Hive (UK)

  • Amandine Durr, Chief Product Officer @ Back Market (FR). Amandine Durr is the Chief Product Officer at Back Market the online platform for renewed tech. Amandine has been doing Product Management for more than 10 years, mostly based in NYC. Prior to joining Back Market, she spent a few years at Dailymotion and AOL, building products and features for video creators & publishers. Then she co-founded the We Are TV start-up and built an app to connect TV show viewers watching the same show, with hundreds of thousands of users. And more recently she spent two years at ManoMano building the B2C client experience of the marketplace. Amandine holds a Master degree from HEC Paris and a Master in International Management from the London School of Economics. She lives in Paris with her husband and two children.

  • Camille Fant, Director of Product Management @ Akeneo (FR). Camille has 19 years of professional experience in Product Management and software development internationally. Leading teams of up to 28 direct reports. She worked in various industries, mainly mobility, e-commerce, and SaaS, both B2B and B2C, from small start-ups to scale-ups and enterprises. With +6 years of experience in a fast-growing SaaS company, she's highly engaged in decreasing time-to-market and ensuring the best time-to-value. Passionate about creating cross-department alignment by clarifying context, objectives, and outcomes, she strongly believes in team empowerment to increase value delivery and business impacts. Last but not least, she's keen on building career growth plans for product managers.

  • Vicki Fraser, CPO @ Juggle Jobs (UK)

  • Maddie de la Gándara, Head of Product & Design @ The Lab Ventures (ES). Building and managing product strategy for early stage startups. Due to her experience at VB Maddie has been involved in different products, methodologies and business verticals. As a Product Mindset freak, she spends 365 days per year looking for problem solutions (not only at work).

  • Isabel Gárate, Head of Product @ Conduktor (ES). Isabel does Product in the Startup ecosystem, impacting businesses through technology-enabled digital products. During her professional career, she has led teams to build digital products, done B2B sales, and focused on designing great solutions for real problems in both corporate and startups. She’s passionate about Product, customer problems, design thinking, technology, innovation, and lean startups. Other than that she loves dancing, scuba diving music, and reading.

  • Laura García García, Director of product @ CoverWallet (ES). As a telecom engineer and PhD in signal processing, Laura started her professional career with technology and data analysis, as a researcher at the Technical University of Madrid. She has moved forward by adding the business and user perspective, working as a product and growth manager of new digital products at Telefónica. With +15 years of experience in innovation projects and products, she has launched and managed +5 digital products, most of them focused on mobile and apps. She has led +5 innovation projects in collaboration with multiple European partners. She’s co-author of 4 patents and multiple technical articles.

  • Prachi Garg, VP of Products @ FutureLearn (UK)

  • Marie Gaumont, Head of Product Operations @ PayFit (FR). After experiences as Strategic Consultant & a Digital Project Manager, she started to work at PayFit two years ago as a Product Operations Manager. She built and scaled the Product Operations to a 10 people team supporting a department of 200 people (Engineers, Designers, Product Managers & Product Builders) while the company is in hypergrowth.

  • Theresa Gschwandtner, Head of Product Marketing @ Qonto (FR). Theresa is currently building a Product Marketing Team team focused on leveraging customer insights to influence the product roadmap of the Next40, French unicorn Qonto. With customer centricity as a focus throughout her career, her previous roles at LinkedIn and WeWork encompassed building expertise across the entire business ranging from analytics, branding and marketing to sales and eventually product and strategy. Theresa is passionate about immersing herself in new cultures and being outside her comfort zone, having lived in London, Boston, Dublin, New York, and now Paris.

  • Nancy Guillen,Product Owner @ Crusalix (ES). Quality-driven Product Manager with 10+ year background carrying products from conception to production and committed to developing effective strategies for product improvement and launches. She is adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and motivation to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings.

  • Audrey Hacq, Product Design Director @ OpenClassrooms (FR). In her previous position, Audrey worked for an agency where she developed a strong expertise around Design Systems. But she was curious about the "Product world" and she decided to join OpenClassrooms in 2020, to build the Product Design team (from 7 people to 19 in 2 years!). Her team is composed of User Researchers, Product Designers, and Content Designers that have one mission: deliver a usable, useful, scalable, and enjoyable user experience that makes education accessible. In 2021, she was Mentor for Hexagon UX in order to help women within the UX community.
  • Noelle Harvey, Senior Director Product Management @ Wolters Kluwer Enablon (FR). Senior Director Product Management @ Wolters Kluwer Enablon (UK) Noelle has led product strategy and execution at start-ups, scale-ups, and persistent market leaders. She specialises in B2B, coaching product teams and motivating them to focus on high growth outcomes. She has a particular interest in fostering inclusive teams, pushing for diversity at multiple levels in the business, and authentic leadership. She is currently leading the domain product portfolio for Enablons' risk management, ESG and operations software.

  • Claire Idelot, Chief Product and Tech Officer @ Livementor (FR)

  • Gianna Illenseer, Head of Product @ Brainnwave (UK)

  • Fanny Jacob, VP Product @ OpenClassrooms (FR)

  • Hannah Kershaw, Product Director @ Persimmon PLC (UK)

  • Penelope Labram, Head of Product @ Inline Manual (ES)

  • Sarah Lacroix, Head of Product Design @ Criteo (FR). Sarah started to design digital experiences when the user experience was not a concern for brands yet. First for Microsoft music streaming services, then for the French e-commerce websites Cdiscount and Fnac. Now at Criteo, she enjoys crafting simple experiences from highly complex technology.

  • Blanca Lanaspa, VP Product @ Manfred (ES). Blanca leads organisations that manage and develop digital products, ensuring that her teams are building, launching and supporting the right products for the right customers at the right time. She has a long track record of delivering results through empowering others, fostering teamwork and collaboration. She is a specialist in finding order in chaos, cutting through complexity and providing a structured way forward. And she has proven to be highly skilled in aligning complex stakeholder groups around common objectives. When she’s not at work, you can find her taking photographs or trying that new restaurant around the corner. Or you may not find her at all, since she’s out of town traveling!

  • Solenne Lazare, Head of Product @ Assessfirst (FR)

  • Inès Levy, Head of Product @ Explain (FR). Inès started her career far from tech, supervising Randomized Controlled Trials of development projects in South America. When joining Explain, she managed the Sales and Operations teams before taking the lead of the Product team. She’s an expert of AI-powered technology. Avid reader, she graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE and Sciences Po.

  • Silvia López Serra, Head of Core Product and Design @ Telefónica (ES).

  • Ayessa Loutfi, Lead Product Manager @ PlayPlay. (FR). Ayessa is Lead Product Manager at PlayPlay.Previously she was a Product consultant at Thiga and she helped both startups & corporates to validate their product-market fit and explore new Product opportunities. She has a social sciences background and holds a Master degree from Sciences Po.

  • Alexandra Lung, CPO @ Uptime (FR). Alexandra is an internationally recognised product leader, C-suite executive, public speaker, corporate advisor and leadership mentor. She started her career working as a consultant in strategy. She also held positions in marketing, communication, product strategy and consulting in digital transformation. Before joining Uptime’s executive team as CPO, Alexandra led product & design teams at A-listers of the tech scene, such as Aircall or Signaturit. She is also an experienced public speaker and she is involved in multiple Women in Tech initiatives, encouraging women to join and to grow in the tech scene.

  • Katie Marcus, Head of Product @ Whirli (UK)

  • Marisa Marín, CPO @ Devengo (ES). Marisa has been in the digital products sector for more than 16 years, and since 2020 she has been CPO at Devengo, a salary-on-demand app. She began her career as a designer in different agencies in Madrid to later focus on product. She spent 7 years in ticketing, developing the bulk of her career at Ticketea, where she became Head of Product. As the company was acquired by Eventbrite, she became Group Product Manager for the CheckOut teams. Since 2015, she has worked as a teacher and mentor in different fields, paying special attention to supporting women starting out in the sector.

  • Pauline Marol, VP Product @ Playplay (FR)

  • Gaelle Maurugeon, Director of Product Management @ ARMIS (FR). Gaelle is leading a team of Product talents at ARMIS, a B2B SaaS Product for retailers powered by AI. She is passionate about building products with high user impact, based on user empathy, data analysis and great process setup. After a carrier as individual contributor as Product Manager and Product Marketing Manager in several SaaS companies, she has now switch to product strategy, people coaching and team empowerment.
  • Lorraine Michot, Head of Product Strategy & Design @ Alma (FR). Lorraine was CPO of KissKissBankBank during two years. When she arrived at Alma, she took up the challenge to build a rockstar Produit team up to 15 people. She now leads Product strategy and builds the design team.

  • Tessa Ndiaye, Head of Product Design @ Heetch (FR)

  • Caroline Parnell, Product director photobox @ Photobox (UK). Caroline currently leads physical and digital product teams at Photobox to create customer centric products. Previously she has led digital product teams for over 15 years at both O2 and Vodafone focused on developing new B2C products. She is also a product mentor for Plato offering mentoring and coaching to product managers wanting to progress their careers.

  • Agathe Pavia, VP Product @ FrenchFounders (FR). Agathe has been working in Product Management for 15+ years now. Through her entrepreneurial, employee or freelance experiences, she has worked on various products: business network, BtoB SaaS, job-board, e-commerce, media website.

  • Audrey Pedro, Chief Product Officer @ Scaleway (FR). Audrey is the CPO of Scaleway. Previously, Product Lead at Shift Technologies, an AI company in the insurance industry, and at DocuSign, she holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science. She is also a mentor for Social Builder, an NGO supporting women from every social background – either unemployed women or women at risk of losing their jobs because of digital transformation – in digital careers.

  • Marie Petit, E-commerce & Data Director @ Crédit Agricole Brie Picardie (FR). With a marketing background in the media sector, Marie created the UX department of the Idean agency (now Frog) to establish it among the market leaders. She has also carried out consulting missions in digital strategy and customer experience with Capgemini Consulting. Within the Groupe Crédit Agricole, Marie has been UX Chapter lead, CPO of the corporate startup studio and is now in charge of e-commerce and data science in a regional bank. She is also the Hexagon UX mentorship program lead.

  • Maria Polo Guardia, Product Director @ Payoneer (ES). Maria Polo Guardia has a wide experience in the field of Product Management, post her MBA at Yale. She is passionate about building products that delight users, driven by data and experimentation. A seasoned Product Leader, she has delivered lasting value to clients and businesses such as Expedia, Mastercard, Paysafe group and more. Maria's interest in the promotion of Women in Tech has led her to join organizations like AllWomen to help women transition to careers in product. She is also on a university board to help bring more girls into data analytics degrees, and often participates in speaking events to mentor and upskill Product Managers. Maria is currently Product Director at Payoneer, leading the merchant services product offering.

  • Julie Prieur, Chief Product Officer @ Happn (FR). Julie is an innovation enthusiast and a product passionate. She is convinced that user’s lives can be easier and funnier with some good tech in it. Prior to Meetic and Attractive World, she’s been spreading love through break through features in dating apps for 14 years. With Happn, Julie goes even further in her willing to to reconcile real life and digital, allowing users to meet the people that chance has put in their path. Proud mom of two, Julie is also a fan of mixology and a street art lover.

  • Marie-Charlotte Quancard, Product Leader @ Swan.io (FR). Product Leader at Swan.io, a young fintech with high ambition ! Former IT strategy consultant, she has been working on product environnement for about 8 years.

  • Silvana de Santis, Head of Product @ Hyperlex Software (FR). Silvana is a 12-year experience Product leader, currently working as Head of Product at Hyperlex Software. Prior to Hyperlex, she spent a large part of her career working on AI-based products, helping companies to solve customers’ problems in innovative ways. She has worked for small and large organizations, including Nuance Communication, TripAdvisor, Kering... Passionate by her work, she also runs a Product Management program in Italy, mentors other Product Managers and acts as a teacher in several academic Product Management programs in Europe. In her free time, she enjoys giving wine classes and practicing boxing.

  • Apolline Sentucq, CPO @ Turnk (FR). Passionate about turning problems into smart solutions, she likes defining existing walkthroughs before identifying problems to solve. She improves design methodology with No Code quick wins.

  • Sarah Setti, CPO @ October (FR). Working for over 8 years in Product Management, Sarah has worked in several scale ups in supply chain management and fintech. She is mostly specialized in scaling product team organizations for BtoB products.

  • Rosanna Sibora, VP Digital Products & Innovation @ Universal Music. Rosanna is a passionate intrapreneur and change-maker with a high level of constructive nonconformity.

  • Margaux Souvignet, Lead Product Marketer @ Shine (FR)

  • Lucy Spence, Director of Product @ Appvia (UK). Product person. Ex Amazon, now Appvia.

  • Vivienne Sung, VP Product @ Bumble (UK)

  • Amy Uttley,Head of Product @ Holiday Extras (UK).
  • Flora Vidal, CPO @ Captain Contrat (FR). Flora has over 10 years of experience in product, marketing and management. She spent 7 years at L’Oréal where she developed a strong customer centricity, and built an expertise in data science and digital marketing at Artefact. Flora joined in 2018 one of the French leading legaltech Captain Contrat as a CPO. She started building a top-notch Product Marketing team and launching the new SaaS product. She leads her team toward Product vision through operational excellence and user research. Graduated both from engineering school (ENSIC) and ESSEC, Flora is also a yoga teacher… since she loves to take up new challenges and to help people take new ones as well!

  • Irène de Vulpian Strajnic, VP of Product @ Oodrive. A graduate of ESCP-EAP, Irene held marketing strategy positions at PSA and then sales management positions in several ad tech companies until 2011 when she joined Criteo. Leading multi-functional (Product, Marketing and Sales) and international (APAC, Americas and EMEA) teams, she developed the Product strategy and its commercial execution and supported Criteo’s growth for 7 years, before becoming GM Web Upper funnel from 2018 to 2020 to enable the company’s transformation into a multi-product offering. Irene joined Oodrive in 2021 as VP of Product with the objective to accelerate its transformation into a Trusted Content Services Platform and to support its international expansion.

  • Rowan Whittington, Head of Product @ Confused.com (UK)

  • Sadaf Zahid,Group PM @ Typeform (UK). She is a skilled product leader who brings a range of experience in B2B and B2C (subscription and e-commerce businesses). She has led product at varying levels of complexity including launching new products and building iterating on mature ones. Results include driving customer retention at medium to large companies and and at start-ups to launch new products to achieve Product-Market fit. She has run and managed product and design teams. Prior to pursuing digital product management, she developed partnerships to create the mobile payments ecosystem in Pakistan. She also holds an MBA from London Business School.

  • Jennifer GOULETTE, CPO @ Elsan (FR) – Jennifer has over 10 years of experience in product management and marketing. She spent few years in Digital agency, then AXA Partners…She is always looking to improve and challenge her competences so she made some extra formation during her career in UX/UI, agility and product (Gobelins, Dauphine…). Product passionate, she is convinced that patient’s lives can be easier with the good user experience and the good product. She tries every day with her team that these vision came true by creating new products for patients and healthcare professionals for Elsan (leader in the private hospital sector in France).
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