Author Archives: Saranya Murthy

About Saranya Murthy

Voracious reader, aspiring writer, wordplay and personal growth enthusiast, English language and nature lover, 96.3FM fan, software developer

Perfectionism

Laurel asked, “Who here is a good girl and a perfectionist?”  She discussed the social conditioning that leads girls to believe they can’t be angry or say how they feel.  Perfectionism comes from a fixed mindset, vs. a growth mindset.  A … Continue reading

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Quit Apologizing, Over-Explaining and Justifying!

The session was hosted by identical twins Josie Gillan and Laurel McLay.  Josie identified herself as the right-brained twin and introduced her sister as the left-brained twin.  Josie demonstrated her right-brained nature by indicating her loud-print trousers.  Laurel was wearing … Continue reading

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Let It Go – Am I My Own Worst Critic?

There is a walnut-shaped area in the base of the brain that contains bad memories.  Brain scans have shown that female brains are very active and light up red in that area.  We all file away negative experiences.  The problem … Continue reading

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Am I My Own Worst Critic?

This was my favorite talk of GHC Day 1 (and I’m normally not a fan of panels!).  This panel featured seasoned software developer Ariane and two other women in the IT field:  Kaycee and Dawn.  The moderator, Tammy Hughes, began … Continue reading

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Demonstrating Value – Part 2

Therese Huston polled the audience to find that 50% of us were managers and 50% were independent contributors.  She organized a technique which I last heard from my Organizational Behavior professor, Rhona Berengut, at the Schulich School of Business in … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Tap Into Your Power – Take the Lead! Part 2 with Mary Alice Callahan

Networking Mary Alice asked, “How many people here would say, on a scale of 1-5, ‘I am the queen of strategic relationships and networking?”  There were not many 5s and this is typical. Why are relationships important?  They can move … Continue reading

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Persuade Like An Entrepreneur

Great talk title!  It reminds me of Muhammad Ali’s quote “Float like a butterfly, sting like a honeybee” which is probably what the speakers were going for!  I was particularly interested to hear Christina Tan speak, as we share the … Continue reading

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