WHO AM I?
My name is Shilpa Vir! I am a seasoned Product Management leader and Entrepreneur, currently serving as Senior Product Manager at Google. I have spent 15+ years leading Product, Engineering, and Operations teams at Google, eBay, Microsoft, HP, and Yahoo. I have also founded 2 startups and worked in several early and mid-stage startups.
I run a career coaching business on the side to help people achieve their career goals. During my career, I have conducted 100+ PM / TPM/ SWE / Analyst interviews, given 300+ interviews myself, and received 40+ job offers. During this journey, I developed frameworks and methods that were so successful that friends and family began asking me for help with their career. Thus began a part-time career through which I have helped several clients advance in their career and achieve their goals. Schedule a consultation
Being a woman of color, the first female in my family to get a professional degree, and a first-generation immigrant to the US, I am an ardent supporter of empowering women in STEM. I have been promoted several times in my career and have spent a lot of time learning and researching how promotion decisions are made. I now share my insights via my career coaching services as well as hands-on workshops at various companies (NetApp, Yahoo etc.), events and conferences including 5 workshops at the Grace Hopper Conference in the past 5 years. I am also a regular speaker, moderator, and panelist at tech events / conferences like She’s Geeky and Networking with a Purpose. Book a workshop or speaking engagement
I am involved with various women in tech organizations. I lead the Women in Product (WIP) South Bay chapter, serve on the GHC Product Management committee for AnitaB.org and involved in several diversity initiatives at Google. In the past, I served on the steering committee of eBay Women in Tech group as Industry Affiliations track lead where I collaborated with D&I leaders across the industry to organize events like Girl Geek Dinner, When She Speaks, NWAP un-conferences, She's Geeky Conference to name a few.
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Shilpa coached me for my interviews at Google. She was incredibly helpful in explaining areas of development, and encouraging me in the areas I was doing well. I found our sessions helped me tremendously - not just because of her depth of knowledge, but also her kind and encouraging nature. As someone who was struggling with confidence it was great to have someone who was able to empathize and encourage me focusing on the positives and helping me understand the gaps. I would be happy to recommend Shilpa to anyone going through the PM interview process.