“Very few people grow at the rate you have”
- Director at Amex
American Express (financial services enterprise)
> In the 1850s, AmEx started as a mail distribution company. They’ve since crafted a strong brand as a reputable financial services company.
In 2015, digital property like AmericanExpress.com was split in tabs by department and their corresponding VPs, Directors, and Product Managers. As such, design, information architecture, and user flow were different dependent on the product used.
Elizabeth joined as a contract product manager with OneApp, an internal React library intended to standardize “modules” across AmEx with similar design and layout.
With her engineering team based in Tempe, Arizona and customers (AmEx departments) based in NYC. She increased product education across NYC departments, ensuring product managers and NYC engineers were involved in the process of adopting this innersourced library across the team(s).
> Product Education of the OneApp library to non-technical product managers
> Stakeholder Management of Product Managers, Directors, VPs
> Facilitated Engagements between Engineering and Product
Women Who Code (international non-profit)
I created the NYC network of Women Who Code in March 2014 with my co-founder Estella Madison Gonzalez. She stepped back after a year, but I’m proud that our combined efforts have produced a meetup group that is 13k members large and has helped thousands of female engineers get promotions, increase public speaking, create a community for themselves, and finally build better software.