EP #110: Jamie Gnanapragasam – 15+ Years In The Oil & Gas Industry Culminating In Being Named A “2023 Star Women in Convenience Award” Recipient

Jamie Gnanapragasam is Manager of Merchandising Systems at Parkland Corporation, a veteran of the oil & gas industry for 15+ years and a recipient of the 2023 Star Women in Convenience award.

She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss spending the past 15 years in the Oil & Gas industry, being a receipient of the “2023 Star Women In Convenience” award, if oil will become obsolete in a more sustainable future, being the only person in her friends circle who stayed in one company for an extended period of time, her passion for giving back, and so much more.

Follow Jamie:
– LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-gnanapragasam/)

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00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Jamie Gnanapragasam
01:17 – Her formative years; wanting to be a doctor but working in oil & gas
03:17 – Jamie’s role as a manager of merchandising systems
04:16 – The economic systems of gas
05:51 – The impact of loyalty programs in her side of the business
07:36 – Cheapest way to acquire customers and make partnerships profitable
08:51 – Staying put in an era of job-hopping; why she made that choice
12:43 – How she improves herself to take on new challenges
15:27 – Tips for building relationships; the absence of a human element in networking
19:50 – Being a recipient of the ‘2023 Star Women in Convenience’ award
22:03 – The subsequent impact of winning on her career and personally
23:19 – The Santa Claus Fund; from donating to participating
26:07 – The impact her family has had in Jamie’s choices
27:57 – Did she disregard anything her parents told her when she was younger?
28:33 – Her biggest learning lesson in recent years; stepping out of her comfort zone
29:49 – Feeling inherently connected to her Tamil heritage
31:02 – Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
32:40 – The personal legacy she wants to be remembered for by friends/family
33:12 – Creator Confessions
40:23 – The Wrap Up

Intro Music

Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Yanchan

Written By:
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan