10.12.2015

#CultureFirst: Sushma Girish

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The #CultureFirst series is a chance to showcase the team here at Culture Amp. We asked everyone a few questions which will give you an opportunity to get to know each of us a bit better.

Sushma Girish - Engineer

Sushma has experience in building software for web and mobile frameworks. She loves doing number puzzles and debating cricket strategies (we're still working out Sudoku, ourselves).

Culture Amp: What can you do as a CAmper (Culture Amp team member) that you haven’t been able to do elsewhere?Sushma Girish: Contribute to projects like the diversity and inclusion one. Something that's really close to my heart.

CA: Best day you’ve ever had at work?
SG: My manager at my first job sent an email out at the end of the year (my first New Year at work) in which he subtly referenced some of the work that I had done. It was work that I thought no one would notice. Reading that email made my day.

CA: What do you geek out about outside of work?SG: Cricket and its intricacies. I don't really play but spectate and analyze every aspect of the game and geek out not only about its technicalities but also on the statistics and numbers involved.

CA: You pick a magazine up to read – what is it?SG: A sports or a current affairs magazine

CA: What is something about you not many people know.SG: Not many people know how excited/pumped up I get when I encounter a challenge at work.

CA: What’s on your playlist this week?SG: This week its Pallavi Arun and the genre is Indian folk.

CA: Where would you go on an all expense paid trip tomorrow?
SG: I'll probably go and visit India. There is so much to explore in India, something I haven't done in spite of spending a large majority of my life there. I want to do that some day.

CA: What does workplace culture mean to you?SG: Work culture is simply the super set of the accepted behaviours at work in different situations.

CA: Do you have any startup / culture idols?SG: Etsy really stands out as a company that has not only recognized the "diversity in tech" problem but has also done something substantial about it.

CA: What was the best piece of advice you’ve been given?SG: It was one of my teachers in high school who asked me to give every problem in hand its due respect.

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