Katie Nguyen
Technical Program Manager at Microsoft
Professional Background

Katie is a multi-faceted professional with diverse career pursuits. She currently serves as a Technical Program Manager at Microsoft for Azure Space and is a licensed Washington Realtor affiliated with eXp Realty. Furthermore, she holds the role of co-founder within The Fortune Collective, a real estate team operating under the umbrella of eXp Realty.

Beyond her professional commitments, Katie passionately dedicates her free time to mentoring early-career individuals. Having benefited from numerous outstanding mentors throughout her own career, she finds great joy in seeking opportunities to pay forward the guidance that has shaped her professional journey.

Co.Lab Mentorship

As a Mentor, Katie dedicates her time and expertise to guide aspiring product managers, designers, and developers. Committing 3-4 hours per week over an 8-week period for the Bootcamp and 7-9 hours for the entire Sprint program.

Katie's influence spans across global borders, as evidenced by her pivotal role in SPRINT17, COLAB16, and COLAB19, where her mentorship reached aspiring talents in four different countries. Her guidance contributed to the successful launch of 4 innovative products and the development of 23 portfolios—a testament to the transformative power of mentorship.

Notably, some of her PM mentees have gone on to make significant contributions at companies like The Moret Group.

Top Products

Below are some of the products that Katie assisted her students to ship

  • AudioScribe: A digital voice journal that automatically transcribes entries into text for you
  • PostCare: A platform helping patients recover from surgery at home
  • ChefPrep: An e-commerce app that gives users the opportunity to promote and request meal prep services that will revolutionise the way users approach a meal plan service

Mentored 43 students
Provided over 75 hours of personalized guidance
Helped ship 4 products and 23 portfolios
Mentor Reviews
  • “Katie Nguyen was so helpful, responsive and supportive. She made herself available to us for 1-on-1 meetings as well as our weekly mentor meetings and chat in Discord. So appreciated her help & support!”
  • “Katie was a great mentor! I unfortunately started a new job in the middle of the cohort and had to revert my focus to my job. Although slow - I did still pull through in the end to finish my part of the project and Katie was really compassionate during our video calls and it made me feel better and less guilty for not being able to put in as much time into Co.Lab as I wanted. She also had a lot of good input into our project which I liked as well”
  • “Katie is a great mentor, she helped us when we needed help and guidance. I reached out to her every time I had a question about the program or needed assistance, and she was always responding and kind”

Katie's involvement in Co.Lab as a Mentor showcases her commitment to empowering aspiring product managers, designers, and developers. Juggling multiple roles as a Technical Program Manager at Microsoft and a licensed Washington Realtor, positions Katie as an inspirational mentor within the Co.Lab community.

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