Ep. 2 Social Worker to Product Manager, with Renee Saint-Louis- ★★★★★ - 26 ratings
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Renee Saint-Louis is a major inspiration for the Develomentor podcast, and she also happens to be Grant's sister. She currently works as a product manager at a small K-12 publishing firm, but has worked across a variety of other industries including banking and retail both as a product manager and as a business analyst.
Renee studied social work all through college but after interning decided to switch her major to family and consumer science. She got her first career opportunity when her manager at Nordstrom spotted her skill and advised her to apply for a job in a different department as a business analyst.
According to Renee, the roles of product managers and business analysts can overlap. Both roles help a business understand what its needs are and then work on bringing those needs to life, usually in the form of either process improvement or new technology. But no one is perfect and even the most experienced product managers fail sometimes.
In this episode you will also hear
1. How the business analyst and product manager role overlap
2. Common challenges faced by product managers
3. The importance of a mentor for your career
And much more!
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