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The Tamil Creator Podcast (Ep.39): Luxy Thuraisingam - Storyteller & Leader, Head of Global Partner Marketing At Cisco
Luxy Thuraisingam is the Head of Global Partner Marketing at Cisco; she is a scientist, storyteller and leader who has worked with the likes of TELUS, BMO and Rogers, in addition to previously being a marketing professor at York University in Toronto.
Ara Ehamparam
Co-founder & Podcast Host ("The Tamil Creator")
Canada
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Luxy joins Ara on this episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss female representation in the corporate world, three tricks Luxy uses to overcome challenges, her newfound appreciation for enjoying the moment - and so much more.

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Timestamps

00:19 - Ara introduces this week’s guest, Luxy Thuraisingam
01:20 - Luxy speaks on her upbringing
02:56 - Pursuing a career in dentistry before transitioning to marketing
07:10 - The value of an MBA in today’s job market
09:47 - How Luxy’s experience led to her current role at Cisco
14:09 - The nuisance of working sales roles and the subsequent benefit
14:55 - Intentionally taking a junior role at Telus to learn and expand her career potential
19:22 - Luxy vs. the proverbial glass ceiling
21:57 - How Luxy overcomes challenges (criticism, building a strong circle of influence and resisting balance)
24:44 - Are you the sum of the 5 people closest to you?
27:32 - What a day in Luxy’s life looks like as the Head of Global Partner Marketing at Cisco
30:46 - The importance of content in today’s corporate landscape
32:46 - What percentage of Luxy’s role at Cisco is management vs. hands on
34:06 - How to become a better leader
35:27 - Luxy’s biggest learning lessons over the past few years (learning to slow down)
36:56 - Advice Luxy would give her 16-year-old self
37:24 - New habits that have improved Luxy’s life as a result of the pandemic
39:03 - Creator Confessions
43:14 - The Wrap Up

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