Founder and CEO Ginny Katz Named to the 2024 Product 50 List

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March 19, 2024

We're so excited to share that our founder and CEO Ginny Katz has been named to the 2024 Product 50, the list of the world's top product and growth leaders!

Judges from Amplitude, G2, and Reforge selected Ginny as a runner-up within the Best Social Good Product Leader category, and we know Ginny more than fits the description of a champion for social good. Her extensive background expertise and research in public health, global health, and emergency management have been a major driving force behind HazAdapt building our products and services to not only better facilitate community engagement around disasters but also meet the unique needs of our diverse and vibrant communities and better serve the most vulnerable community members. It has also directly informed our mission to build ethically, inclusively, humanely, and from the bottom up for the people, all from the beginning.

"As technologists, we are wizards and servants to the people," Ginny says. "Never forget that you have an ethical responsibility to ask 'How do we not cause harm with our technology?' before you ask 'How do we do good with our technology?'. We are in an era where "move fast and break things" is no longer acceptable when human lives are being broken."

Product 50 recognizes the leaders who are developing boundary-breaking products and services. From more than 600 submissions, only 50 product and growth leaders can be named to the 2024 Product 50. That being said, Ginny knows any social good endeavor is a team effort. "Building the next generation of ethical disaster resilience technology is only possible through the brilliant and wildly-motivated technologists at HazAdapt," she says. "It is an honor to lead this team and represent HazAdapt. Our gratitude to the judges for this recognition."

“Digital products are no longer things we deliver; they are the key to unlocking business growth. This means product and growth teams sit at the core of business transformation today,” says Francois Ajenstat, chief product officer at Amplitude. “The quality of these nominations makes it clear that the future of product innovation is already here. I’m confident the incredible product and growth leaders on this year’s list will become the business leaders of tomorrow.”

Product 50 categories included Most Admired Product Leader, Best Product Leader (Large, Midsize, and Small Company), Most Promising Product Up-and-Comer, Best Growth Product Leader, Best Digital Transformation Product Leader, Best Product Design Leader, Best Product Industry Influencer, and Best Social Good Product Leader. Ginny joins the Product 50 alongside leaders from Delta Airlines, Figma, Google, IBM, Salesforce, and others.

View the full Product 50 list at