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Torchbearer: Emily Tsitrian. Greek Armenian American

Torchbearer: Emily Tsitrian

Profession: Author of Make Me the Boss; Technology Implementation; Podcast Host: Manager.Flow

“When I was in my 20s, I rejected the pressure of trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I felt I wanted to learn about the world and myself - so I did a lot of different jobs.”

Emily Tsitrian knew she was walking in her own lane when she left high school and decided to attend community college. It was a moment for her to explore; not to be anchored to a life she wasn't sure she wanted! In that time she learned more about herself, explored different jobs and eventually completed her undergraduate degree.

She found her community in the technology space, and has spent many years leading implementation teams at various companies. After taking a step back to explore her career trajectory, she decided to write a book to help first time managers navigate their new responsibility.

How we show up in the workplace is almost always a derivative of how we grew up and the role we felt we had to play in our families or classroom.

On This Episode

In our podcast we talk about:

  • How "thinking big" about her life as helped her

  • Losing a close friend and how it changed her perspective

  • "People are getting into management and not knowing how to do it" - The inspiration for writing her book

  • Balancing writing her book and working

  • Obstacles that prevent women and people of color from being hired

  • Risky decisions managers have to make

  • Setting boundaries at work

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