La Fosse is host to an exclusive series of events connecting Product and Design leaders across different industries and backgrounds. These events are a space for leaders to come together to openly and confidentially share ideas with their peer group.


​Read about our previous Product and Design events:


Product Leadership Forum: Product in a Crisis

Date: June 2020

Leading from home over this prolonged period has been a new experience for most of us. It’s required us to adapt and show flexibility as we try to limit the impact the current situation has on our business.

After a number of weeks of adjusting, we putting together an event for the leadership community to discuss what we’ve learnt and what we can take forward including; the changing consumer behaviour, mental health and teamship, and how to keep your product relevant.

We held a panel of four tech leaders who were keen to share some key insights, and discuss with the wider leadership community.


Rosemary King– Product Management Leader, Founder – The Product Co-operative

Polly Howden– Product Director – Role Share, Founding Member – London Tech Ladies

Marc Abraham– Head of Product – Engagement at

Adriana Landaverde– Chief Product Officer – Clim8 Invest

This event was hosted by Rosie O’Donoghue | Rosie.O’

The Product Leadership Forum

Date: March 2020

As a product leader, it’s easy to get caught up in the intricacies of your own business world and practices. Connecting with other leaders gives us the opportunity to expand our knowledge and challenge existing outlooks for a more efficient and profitable future.

To encourage this type of discussion, La Fosse hosted an open forum for product leaders; a great opportunity to network with other like-minded people, share challenges and present ideas.

The event covered topics such as the influence of founders, CEOs and board members in the development of a business; prioritising at all levels; and maintaining talent through creating psychological safety, among other initiatives.

Facilitated by Polly Howden– Chief Product Officer at OKR platform just3things and Product Director at Roleshare.
Polly is well-versed in what it takes to develop a successful digital product and bring it to market. Polly is also a founding member of LondonTechLadies, a group for women working in the technology space to make connections, develop soft skills, and empower each other.

This event was hosted by Rosie O’Donoghue | Rosie.O’

​Building A Design Team Culture

Date: October 2019

This is the first in a new roundtable series, “Building Culture Within Design Teams”.

This event was for design leaders within the agency and consultancy space to discuss the challenges of building culture within design teams.

We address:
• Building culture within design teams
• Mental well-being, are we breaking our people?
• Dealing with change within high-pressured environments

Facilitated by Chris Thelwell, Design Director at EY Seren.

The event was hosted by Annabel Adams | | LinkedIn

Product, Design, and Discussion: A Leadership Forum

Date: February 2019

This was the first in a new series of roundtables, Product, Design and Discussion: A Leadership Forum.

This was a roundtable discussion for product and design leaders to discuss the challenges of growing high-quality teams, share experiences, and network with peers.

Facilitated by Alice Newton-Rex, CPO at WorldRemit.

For more information about this or future events, please contact rosie.o’