Women in Leadership | Product Leader | Executive Team | Professional Advice | Career Progression | Role Model | People, Product & Process | Healthy Company Culture |
Poorvi Shrivastav is the GM and VP of Products at HubSpot. She has more than a decade of experience leading global customer, product, and engineering teams. She has launched products, built high-performing teams across enterprise SaaS companies, and is known for scaling emerging businesses.
Poorvi Shrivastav is passionate about education, technology, and culture and is an investor and advisor for multiple educational and software organizations. She holds a Bachelor's in computer science engineering from India and an MBA in strategic management from The Wharton School.
In our interview, we discuss Poorvi's career progression and pillars for success. We also look at building healthy company cultures and the highlights that can make a difference in a company's progress. Poorvi shares: I am looking at Femme lead as a platform for connecting with more women by highlighting my story, talking about female mentors and managers who paved the path to my success, how we invest in female leadership at HubSpot, and highlighting the importance of investing in people, process and product to grow strong leaders for tomorrow. I'd also like to bring in how we [at HubSpot] build teams and cultures that resonate with equality and efficiency, empathy and outcomes, humility and confidence.
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02:15 Poorvi, what do you consider makes a career successful?
04:20 When could you identify the pillars for success in your career progression?
09:24 How to balance empathy with the skills you need to succeed in your role?
12:48 What are some insights for women in leadership?
14:30 What is the advice for listeners at the beginning of their careers?
15:24 How to approach mentorship in our career path?
18:05 How can we support more women in leadership?
20:15 How do you advise we approach difficult conversations?
23:14 How do you see us investing in the leaders of tomorrow?
25:27 What is your stance on building a healthy culture?
28:08 Looking back, would you have done anything differently?
29:52 Final 5 Fire Questions.