2020 Honorees

Kate MacCabe

Director, Product Management

“It's empowering to develop a space that hasn't yet existed in a company.”

Tell us about where you work and what you do there.

I lead the digital product space at Rothy’s, blending the voice of the customer, data insights, and marketplace opportunities into a streamlined roadmap for the organization. With a background in eCommerce goods and services, I create scalable solutions for building teams in organizations adapting to lightning-speed growth, while empowering teams to shape the “what,” “why,” and “how” for new features.

How would you describe yourself?

My love of post-it notes being used to collaborate across groups can only be rivaled by my passion for visiting new places around the world (seven continents, 33 countries, and counting), with yoga, theater, and the beach receiving honorable mentions.

What do you think has been your biggest professional success so far?

Establishing product management from the ground up at two different organizations — with a mix of both grit and optimistic ambition. It’s empowering to develop a space that hasn’t yet existed in a company.

Where do you find inspiration?

Lately, I’m finding my most inspirational moments in flight, up in the air, with space to focus.

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Name an eCommerce brand you admire and why.

Summersalt — they’ve expanded in a way that feels authentic to their initial brand positioning. Their product line is cohesive and, yet, has a broad range.

We're curating an honoree playlist featuring all of your favorite songs! Name your top three.

I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
9 To 5 – Dolly Parton

What do you geek out over?

I LOVE seeing people wear matching clothes — both intentional and coincidental.

What's your guilty pleasure?

Trouble Coffee — cinnamon toast and a hot chocolate.