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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