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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.

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With this note, we conclude this event. Thanks everyone for tuning in.
Good Night.

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Tokens of appreciations will be given away to all the speakers who inspired the crowd here tonight.

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CSE magazine is being launched now.

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And now we are having the group photo.

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Member from the TechEx will deliver the vote of thanks.

And then later on we will have a group photo.

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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.

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Dont settle down for anything which is less than your better shot. It is you own self, who can put you down. – Vishakha.

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Dont ever leave room to someone to say that you are a woman and cannot do a task just because are woman. – Vishaka maam.

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Dont even think that you should be treated differently just because you are a women. – Vishakha maam.

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My dear girls, you have taken the first step of going against the norm by selecting engineering and going ahead with higher education. – Vishaka

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Why there is a lack of higher positions of female in this industry? in this whole region? – Vishaka

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Vishaka Nayakkara, Senior Lecturer at UoM CSE will speak to the crowd next.

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Define your own success. Dont stick to one area, experiment away. – Dimuthu

She concludes.

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Lear how to fail. Learn how to get up. Learn how to communicate. – Dimuthu

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The management at WSO2 and Millenium It has given me equal opportunity. – Dimuthu

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While persuading a technical career, follow your heart. Deny the stereo types. Build the passion – Dimuthu

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Why women are a minority?

Choice of education.
perspective.
lack of acknowledgement.
peer pressure. – Dimuthu

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Dimuthu talks about History of Women in IT.

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Persuading a career has benefits. Acceptance and satisfaction. – Dimuthu

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They conclude.

Dimuthu Leelarathne, Software Architect from WSO2 will address the gathering next.

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Make your purpose clear.
write in short paras.
stick to one topic.
Use capitals appropriately.
Use a sensible email signature.

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Reference to future contact is important if you want a reply in an email. – Shazmin

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A subject of an email shouldn’t be very lengthy.

Content of text should be short. Address them properly. – Shazmin

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Dayanthis partner, Shazni from Virtusa is going to continue with Dayanthis presentation. She will cover the ‘email etiquette’ part.

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Ideally you should switch off your phone at a dining table. Dayanthi shares some dining etiquette.

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Diyanthi shares this video with us. Pun intended. :P

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Keep your makeup to a minimum.
Remember, less is more when it comes to fragrance. – Diyanthi

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Diyanthi is going to talk about Girly things. Regarding Hygiene and stuff.

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Before you talk something, at interview they are going to judge you on the way you dress. – Diyanthi

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‘Impression’ is the topic they are going to talk today.

Etiquette is an norm of doing a thing in a particular way. – Diyanthi

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Next we have Diyanthi Jayamanne, Executive Human Resource Manager at Virtusa.

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What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Ask this question from yourself and go do it today.

Erangi concludes.

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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

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In Sri Lanka we have more opportunities to grab. Seize them. – Erangi

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At interviews it is your personality which shows yourself.
Fast track your career. – Erangi

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Try networking. Build your network. – Erangi

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Join some club, explore your interests.

Dont show your inner worries. Shut it down. Pretend. – Erangi

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You have to be dominant to get what you want.

Always start small. – Erangi

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I was an introvert, at school. Very timid.
Uni changed me. I became an extrovert because i wanted to. – Erangi

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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

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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

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Be heard, be remembered. – Erangi

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Erangi De Costa, Senior BA at Millenium IT is next up to the stage to present her speech.

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Ms. Upamalika concludes.

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Develop a passion towards you job. You will be successful. In this male dominated industry, thrive your way in. – Upmalika

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Communication, bargaining, presentation and negotiating skills have to be exceptionally good. People will admire. – Upmalika

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When you go to the industry, your successful depends on people around you.

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Never forget yourself. That is also very important. You have to be happy always. – Upmalika

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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

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It is an art. You have to balance it nicely. We call it work life balance. – Upamalika

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Your great grandparents raised number of kids and did all the house hold work. That is what i call multi-tasking. – Upamalika

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I truly believed in my self, unconditionally. Never settle for the second place. – Upamalika

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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

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I am proud to say ICT has contributed a lot to us to maintain the market balance for 10 years.

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She warmly welcomes everyone.

Firstly we have Upamalika Rathnayake, CIO of Ceylinco Insurance PLC.

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Hasini, Secretary of TechEx Society of UoM will address the gathering now.

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We are starting.

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The event will take off in awhile when everyone is here. Stay tuned.

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Hello everyone. Basith here, Live for Digit from UoM Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Seminar Room for Girls Gone Google event.

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