Francesca Cortesi

CPO at hemnet






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Francesca Cortesi

After transitioning from a career in fashion and communication, Francesca ”fell into product management” in the early 2010s and has been inspired by the creating digital products ever since. Throughout her journey, she has put her hands on numerous remarkable digital products across a variety of industries. Her experience spans a global community designed for girls to share their creativity, to a growing two-sided marketplace, and a startup focused on sustainability. Her most recent role is as CPO at Hemnet, one of the world’s most popular property portals and one of Sweden’s most beloved products. Her passion and expertise lies in building stellar product organisations, creating a product culture rooted on delivering value and aligning on shared objectives, and mentoring PMs on their path to success. She believes that product is team sport, where a collective effort consistently outshines individual contributions, and that curiosity and empathy are the cornerstone qualities of any successful product person. When not penning thoughts on her blog, you can find Francesca recharging her batteries with her nose immersed in a book, jogging through the streets of a newly discovered city, or simply sitting in the sun, enjoying the moment.

Teacher courses reviews

Zara-LevelUp! – PM Skills

Upon meeting Tanja, the participants, and a few mentors/coaches at our kick-off, I had a extraordinarily positive feeling about the Women in Product program. This has been confirmed though very rewarding session, open exchanges with participants/trainers, froms wealth of knowledge and connections, as well as very valuable sparring with my Mentor and Coach. fromve left every workshop and mentoring session feeling more knowledgable and inspired! (Product Owner at Digitec Galaxus, Participant of LevelUp! 2019)

Agnes-LevelUp! – PM Skills

I am inspired by the trainers' dedication, energy and enthusiasm for making this programme available for us. As soon as the workshop day finished, I was already looking forward to the next one.

Fran-LevelUp! – PM Skills

One of the best boosters I ever had for my career. The insights and network I gained are priceless! Thanks, Product Academy (Product Manager CoachHub, Participant of LevelUp! 2019)

Cecilia-LevelUp! – PM Skills

Super Kurs mit tollen Vortragenden, unterhaltsamen und lehrreichen Klassen und Hausaufgaben und tollen Networking-Gelegenheiten. Empfehlenswert fr alle, die neu im Product sind oder viel mit dem Produktteam zusammenarbeiten oder sich für die gngigen Tools und Methoden interessieren. (Director of Marketing at Scout24 Schweiz)

Christine-LevelUp! – PM Skills

I just completed the Level Up course from the Product Academy. I've learned so much valuable skills that I directly can apply to my job as a Product Owner. It was a combination of Mentoring + Coaching and classes. The Product Academy offers a network of experienced product people from around the globe that will help you develop your career the way you want it. For anyone thinking about signing up: Do the exam as well. It gives you another opportunity to learn and apply the knowledge you just gained. (Product Owner at Crowdhouse in Zurich)

Elisenda-LevelUp! – PM Skills

Amazing experience with product professionals from many different areas. I did the Level Up! Edition in 2021 and have learnt way more than expected! I really recommend it to everyone starting their career in Product!

Michal-LevelUp! – PM Skills