Tanja Lau


Tanja is founder of Product Academy, a Swiss institution empowering product people with hands-on courses taught by local and international product leaders.

As founding partner of start-ups in Munich and Madrid, she has gained valuable entrepreneurial experience which she passes on as coach and public speaker on various occasions. Previously, she worked as senior consultant for Unic as well as Head of Product for the Swiss marketplace siroop.

By launching Product Academy, Tanja is now combining her passion for continuous learning with her professional background as product leader.

Tanja holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature (LMU Munich) as well as a Master of Science in Management (Fernuniversität Hagen) and an International Diploma in Business Administration and Project Management (UC Berkeley). She lives in Bern with her husband and their two toddlers.

Tanja loves to take on pet projects such as being Head of Marketing for TEDxZurich 2015 or launching non-profit initiatives like her mentoring program “”Women in Product””. In 2017, she founded the local ProductTanks Bern and Zurich for “”Mind the Product”” and is now also leading the Swiss chapter of ‘Women in Product’, a non-profit organization from San Francisco dedicated to provide women with equal access and representation in product management careers at all levels.