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. 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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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

Intro Music

Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Yanchan

Written By:
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan