TechEx Society of University of Moratuwa presents ‘Girls Gone Google!’
What does it take for a girl to excel in a very techie world?
Girls, join in for a very special GIRLS-ONLY event
Also, the CSE Department will launch “CSE News Magazine – Special Edition” at this event.
With this note, we conclude this event. Thanks everyone for tuning in.
Tokens of appreciations will be given away to all the speakers who inspired the crowd here tonight.
CSE magazine is being launched now.
And now we are having the group photo.
Member from the TechEx will deliver the vote of thanks.
And then later on we will have a group photo.
With some warm wishes, Vishaka maam concludes.
Ms. Upamalika will launch the CSE Monthly Magazine now, along with hshinni, Secretary of the TechEx Society of UoM.
Dont settle down for anything which is less than your better shot. It is you own self, who can put you down. – Vishakha.
Dont ever leave room to someone to say that you are a woman and cannot do a task just because are woman. – Vishaka maam.
Dont even think that you should be treated differently just because you are a women. – Vishakha maam.
My dear girls, you have taken the first step of going against the norm by selecting engineering and going ahead with higher education. – Vishaka
Why there is a lack of higher positions of female in this industry? in this whole region? – Vishaka
Vishaka Nayakkara, Senior Lecturer at UoM CSE will speak to the crowd next.
Define your own success. Dont stick to one area, experiment away. – Dimuthu
Lear how to fail. Learn how to get up. Learn how to communicate. – Dimuthu
The management at WSO2 and Millenium It has given me equal opportunity. – Dimuthu
While persuading a technical career, follow your heart. Deny the stereo types. Build the passion – Dimuthu
Why women are a minority?
Choice of education.
lack of acknowledgement.
peer pressure. – Dimuthu
Dimuthu talks about History of Women in IT.
Persuading a career has benefits. Acceptance and satisfaction. – Dimuthu
Dimuthu Leelarathne, Software Architect from WSO2 will address the gathering next.
Make your purpose clear.
write in short paras.
stick to one topic.
Use capitals appropriately.
Use a sensible email signature.
Reference to future contact is important if you want a reply in an email. – Shazmin
A subject of an email shouldn’t be very lengthy.
Content of text should be short. Address them properly. – Shazmin
Dayanthis partner, Shazni from Virtusa is going to continue with Dayanthis presentation. She will cover the ‘email etiquette’ part.
Ideally you should switch off your phone at a dining table. Dayanthi shares some dining etiquette.
Diyanthi shares this video with us. Pun intended.
Keep your makeup to a minimum.
Remember, less is more when it comes to fragrance. – Diyanthi
Diyanthi is going to talk about Girly things. Regarding Hygiene and stuff.
Before you talk something, at interview they are going to judge you on the way you dress. – Diyanthi
‘Impression’ is the topic they are going to talk today.
Etiquette is an norm of doing a thing in a particular way. – Diyanthi
Next we have Diyanthi Jayamanne, Executive Human Resource Manager at Virtusa.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
Ask this question from yourself and go do it today.
When you have a strong personality, you get the recognition you want. If not for my personality, i wouldn’t have got the post I have today. – Erangi
In Sri Lanka we have more opportunities to grab. Seize them. – Erangi
At interviews it is your personality which shows yourself.
Fast track your career. – Erangi
Try networking. Build your network. – Erangi
Join some club, explore your interests.
Dont show your inner worries. Shut it down. Pretend. – Erangi
You have to be dominant to get what you want.
Always start small. – Erangi
I was an introvert, at school. Very timid.
Uni changed me. I became an extrovert because i wanted to. – Erangi
Are you a person who loves solitude?
Do you enjoy one to one chats?
do you often at Social Gatherings feel you are alone?
Do you prefer text over a call?
do you hate small chats?
If you love these, then you are an introvert. If not, you are an extrovert. – Erangi
Sadly there are about 80% of male in this Uni and 19% are female. rest 1% are the cats and dogs who loiter around. – Erangi
Be heard, be remembered. – Erangi
Erangi De Costa, Senior BA at Millenium IT is next up to the stage to present her speech.
Ms. Upamalika concludes.
Develop a passion towards you job. You will be successful. In this male dominated industry, thrive your way in. – Upmalika
Communication, bargaining, presentation and negotiating skills have to be exceptionally good. People will admire. – Upmalika
When you go to the industry, your successful depends on people around you.
Never forget yourself. That is also very important. You have to be happy always. – Upmalika
The most important factor: handling a spouse. Be very choosy. find the best spouse. his attitude towards your job will impact your life. IT is a 24/7 job. – Upamalika
It is an art. You have to balance it nicely. We call it work life balance. – Upamalika
Your great grandparents raised number of kids and did all the house hold work. That is what i call multi-tasking. – Upamalika
I truly believed in my self, unconditionally. Never settle for the second place. – Upamalika
My middle class parents couldn’t afford my higher education, so i started working and i studied from my money. I did my masters while my son was in UoM. – Upamalika
I am proud to say ICT has contributed a lot to us to maintain the market balance for 10 years.
She warmly welcomes everyone.
Firstly we have Upamalika Rathnayake, CIO of Ceylinco Insurance PLC.
Hasini, Secretary of TechEx Society of UoM will address the gathering now.
We are starting.
The event will take off in awhile when everyone is here. Stay tuned.
Hello everyone. Basith here, Live for Digit from UoM Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Seminar Room for Girls Gone Google event.