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Black Epics

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Black Epics is a podcast dedicated to sharing the stories of successful Black Product Managers.
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15. Darrel Frater - Building TheClub, an Entertainment Tech Startup

Black EpicsMar 03, 2021

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23. Ronke Majekodunmi - How to build strong coalitions
Jan 21, 202222:43
22. Brylan Donaldson - Raising a $2.5 Million Seed Round for his startup 7th Ave

22. Brylan Donaldson - Raising a $2.5 Million Seed Round for his startup 7th Ave

Brylan is one of the cofounders of 7th Ave, a knowledge-sharing platform for Black professionals, creatives, entrepreneurs, and students. Brylan has a background in Product Management and has used the skills he developed as a PM, building 7th Ave. In this episode, he shares so many gems on entrepreneurship, product development, and funding. You can learn more about 7th Ave at http://www.pullupon7th.com/.

Download 7th Ave in the app store today: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/7th-ave-learn-share-grow/id1550600474



Nov 12, 202118:41
21. Laide Olambiwonnu - How to Distill Signal from the Noise
Sep 24, 202117:08
Season 2 Teaser - We're Back

Season 2 Teaser - We're Back

Black Epics Season 2 is kicking off this week. Stay tuned for more exciting interviews with amazing Product Managers.

Sep 23, 202101:09
20. Tonya Edmonds - How to Successfully Navigate Career Transitions

20. Tonya Edmonds - How to Successfully Navigate Career Transitions

Tonya is currently a Senior Product Manager at MongoDB. We discuss her career path from Computer Science teacher to Product Manager.  Tonya recently made a career transition to a new Product Management role so we discussed in-depth how she prepared for her career transition.

Jul 01, 202128:11
19. Vince Aidoo - The Value of Learning from Failure

19. Vince Aidoo - The Value of Learning from Failure

Vince is currently a Product Manager at Mcdonald’s Corporation. Prior to his current role, he studied at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and founded his own company. We discuss turning failure into a positive, building kiosks for Mcdonald’s, and his recommended product resources.

Jun 11, 202125:58
18. Rafael Balbi Jr. - Key Learnings in Becoming a Principal PM

18. Rafael Balbi Jr. - Key Learnings in Becoming a Principal PM

Rafael Balbi Jr. is a Principal Product Manager at Vimeo. Prior to his current role, he’s worked in Product at Squarespace and LiveAuctioneers, empowering creators and small businesses. We discussed key learnings in becoming a Principal Product Manager. We also chatted about his preferred Product Development process.

May 13, 202129:09
17. Ayo Omojola - Fighting Covid and Pushing Healthcare Forward

17. Ayo Omojola - Fighting Covid and Pushing Healthcare Forward

Ayo Omojola is currently the VP or Product at Carbon Health. Prior to his current role, he built core capabilities for Cash App and founded several companies. We discuss how he knew it was time for his startup to pivot, quick product feedback loops in the healthcare space, and his personal approach to investing.

Apr 27, 202123:02
16. Sasha Kai Parker - Incorporating Innovation into Product Strategy

16. Sasha Kai Parker - Incorporating Innovation into Product Strategy

Sasha Kai Parker is currently the Head of Product at Seed&Spark.  She’s worked at startups, agencies, and large corporations on a variety of types of products so we chatted about how she approaches product strategy, what a good strategy looks like, and creating space for innovation.

Apr 13, 202118:08
15. Darrel Frater - Building TheClub, an Entertainment Tech Startup
Mar 03, 202118:51
14. Kasha Stewart - Head of Product at Disney Shares Her Career Journey

14. Kasha Stewart - Head of Product at Disney Shares Her Career Journey

Kasha Stewart is currently Head of Product at The Walt Disney Company where she’s focused on their Movies Anywhere product.  Kasha studied fine arts at Howard University and has a MFA from Chapman’s film program. She began her career working in Post Production but later transitioned into Product. We discuss overcoming imposter syndrome in the midst of career transitions, how she developed her career roadmap, and reshaping struggling product teams.

Feb 09, 202123:32
13. Jammal Dorsey - Having Impact as a PM in Healthcare
Feb 01, 202131:29
12. Quadri Oshibotu - The PM with a Black Belt
Jan 11, 202126:27
11. Jeremy Browning - “The world needs products that are healthy”
Dec 09, 202035:58
10. Sefunmi Osinaike - Launching a PM Book and Community
Nov 23, 202037:39
9. 5 Resources for PM Interviews - Mini Episode
Nov 19, 202002:05
8. Adam Thomas - A Discussion on Biases in Product Management
Nov 11, 202034:10
7. David Hooker - From 10 Minute Coffee Chats to Working in Product
Oct 26, 202035:09
6. Breana Jones - Preparing for Product leadership
Oct 12, 202034:05
5. Sherika Wynter - “I want to be the Black Procter & Gamble”
Oct 05, 202036:25
4. Amber Kearney - Developing tech fluency
Sep 28, 202027:07
3. Justin Maddox - From Founder to PM
Sep 21, 202030:49
2. Shantell Williams - “Being the steward for the product”

2. Shantell Williams - “Being the steward for the product”

Shantell Williams is a Product Manager in the Facebook RPM Program. We discuss her path to product, how studying economics has been helpful in her product thinking, and her exciting rotation in AR/VR. Follow us on twitter @blackepics and send us a voice message at https://anchor.fm/blackepics/message

Sep 17, 202028:07
1. Cassandra Lewis - “Be a Brand”
Sep 14, 202026:08
Welcome to Black Epics
Aug 27, 202001:47