Executive Assistants Leading the Charge

Webinar Recording: Who motivates the motivator? Who leads the leader? You do! Erika Gilchrist spearheads this webinar on Executive Assistants Leading the Charge.

Executive Assistant of the Week: Charlotte

Executive Assistant of the Week: Charlotte   Natisha Griffin Senior Manager of Business Operations THE CARDEA GROUP   Natisha is Senior Manager of Business Operations for The Cardea Group. Beginning her journey within this organization as an office manager, Natisha...

The Executive Assistant Guide to Personal Branding on Social Media With Al-Husein Madhany

In order for executive assistants to step up as business leaders within their organizations, it’s prevalent they have strong personal branding, that both represents the skills that set them apart and understanding of their organization. In this day and age, it’s a necessity to reflect personal branding through social media. Al-Husein Madhany provides his tips and tricks to optimize your social media presence to step up as a business leader.

Shrinking but Clear, the Pay Gap is Still Here

In 2018, women earned around 80 cents to every dollar a man made. It’s 2019, on Equal Pay Day, and the gap is still present. We’re taking a minute to highlight the disparity in which the environment started, roadblocks that remain, and how we can implement a better future.

6 Questions Assistants Should Ask Their Boss

Jeremy Burrows asked asked several executives a simple question; “What’s one thing you wish your assistant would do more of?” Here, he complies his finding in an easy-to-read format.

Pushing Setbacks Aside, Discovering Your Career Roadmap

Are you struggling to find a path in your EA career? Julie Perrine, Speaker, Trainer, Author, and the CEO of all things admin explains the implications of discovering your career roadmap as an executive assistant, and how to embrace every change along the way.

Tips to Setting Career Goals and Sticking to Them

Sophia Denton, founder of myEAcoach – empowering network for EAs that focuses on professional development – paired up with Ashley Manson, EA at Tourism Toronto, leads a group discussion on how we can execute our career goals.

What’s Happened After #TimesUp?

The Times Up movement has impacted assistants across the world. It’s impossible to ignore the harassment that many assistants have experienced in their careers at one point or another. With the practice of confidentiality agreements, assistants have felt pigeonholed, unable to speak up with what they see and hear.

The Executive Assistant Guide to Personal Branding on Social Media

In order for executive assistants to step up as business leaders within their organizations, it’s prevalent they have a strong personal branding, that both represents the skills that set them apart and understanding of their organization. In this day and age, it’s a necessity to reflect personal branding through social media. Diana Brandl provides her tips and tricks to optimize your social media presence to step up as a business leader.

Take Me to Your Leader…Your Assistant

FREE ELSx WEBINAR RECORDING: The next step in your career as a successful assistant is leadership. Believe us when we say it, leadership works! We will turn the page on the old paradigm of assistants as support-only roles, and offer strategies for preparing to lead, being recognized as a leader, and seeking leadership opportunities in and out of the workplace.

How to Build an Executive Assistant Community in your City

I’m sure you’ve wondered at one point or another, “Why isn’t there an executive assistant community in my city?” Ike Saunders created REACH in Chicago to bridge the gap and he’s spilling the secrets on how you can get a conversation started in your city:

8 Stress Breakers That Actually Work

Today’s executive assistants are expected to make the impossible possible, but even these office superheroes sometimes need some internal rescuing. Here are 8 stress breakers you can rely on.

Event Plan Like a Project Manager Extraordinaire

As an assistant, are you looking to improve your event planning process? By treating each event like a project manager, you are paving the way for a seamless event. There is a science to event planning and we have the steps for success.

PM 101: What Executive Assistants Need to Know

Project management (PM) is an essential skill for executive assistants. Not only does PM education/certification help you get a seat at the table, it also allows you to step up as a leader and grow within your career. We rounded up the vital answers every EA wants.

Ethics for Executive Assistants

What ethical responsibilities need to be upheld by executive assistants? Does the landscape of responsibility change when held to a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement? Workplace expert Bonnie Low-Kramen helps shed light on ethics for executive assistants.

Executive Assistant of the Week: Ilana Segura

Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum Seattle contributor, Ilana Segura, Executive Assistant to Scott Maw, EVP & Global Chief Financial Officer at Starbucks Coffee Company.

Executive Assistant of the Week: Meredith Cuda

Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum: Minneapolis contributor Meredith Cuda, Executive Assistant to President, Insurance & Annuities and Chief Strategy Officer at Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Personal Branding LinkedIn Mistakes You Are Probably Making

Whether you are looking to step into leadership and grow within your role, or are looking to pursue new career ventures, personal branding is a must-have in today’s dynamic workforce. This begs us to ask if you are using the interface as effectively as you think.

Tips and Tricks for the Diligent Note Taker

For executive assistants (EAs) and others, note taking can seem like a tedious activity that doesn’t differ far from the Power Point or company hand out. Here we uncover some of the best ways to take notes and the benefits of each.

How to Navigate the Multi-Generational Workplace: A Guide for Executive Assistants

In offices across the world, there are currently three generations working side-by-side. As executive assistants are exposed to numerous facets of a business, they will need to collaborate with multigenerational teams. We’ve put together a guide to help EAs better understand the key characteristics and preferred work styles of each generation.

Fueling Passion in Your Career

Deesha Dyer is a speaker, writer, Creative Event and Strategy consultant, and most notably known as the former Obama Administration Social Secretary. Dyer shares how she got to where she is and all of the lessons learned along the way.

Tips for Juggling More Than One Executive

The trend has started, and it’s not stopping. Catherine Groswird, Sr. Executive Assistant at Mozilla shares her advice for executive assistants who are supporting more than one executive.

Looking Back to Look Forward

Trish Stevens Stadler, Executive Assistant/Manager Tata Communications, retraces the steps of her career that led her to her true calling – the career of an executive assistant.

Debbie Gross: A Career Road Map

How does one take their career to the next level? Although there isn’t a tried and true roadmap that guides a professional through their executive assistant career, Debbie shares her career journey to help set others up for success, too. Through an interview, she revealed with us how she got to where she is today and how you too can reach your full potential and find your passion.

Why the Assistant Role is Female Dominated

It’s 2018, and secretary is still the top job for women. The job description has drastically changed, but, it begs us to ask, how did we get here? Why is the executive leadership support role still dominated by one gender? What has truly changed?

The Key to Managing Up as an Executive Assistant

Facilitating a collaborative relationship with an emphasis on a shared purpose is key to being a successful strategic assistant. Melba Duncan enlightens on what it truly means to be accountable as an executive assistant.

#Timesup, Now What?

Assistants make up the backbone of all industries – industries that don’t have award shows to verbalize or visualize their stance in the #Timesup campaign. It begs many industries to ask, okay time’s up, but now what? Together, we work with Bonnie Low-Kramen to peel away at these detrimental issues within the executive assistant career and how we can all work together to take next steps.

Strategic Business Partner vs. Leader

What’s truly the difference between being a strategic business partner to your executive and being an influential leader? Rhonda Scharf helps uncover the answers EAs are looking for.

Why Professional Development Is the Perfect Gift

With Administrative Professionals’ Day this week, it urges the question, what’s a gift that reflects the multi-faceted and difficult job of an executive assistant? How can executives truly show appreciation this week?

Building a partnership takes an awareness of your EQ

As assistants, more often than not, we don’t take into consideration at the interview stage the importance of ensuring that you and your future manger “hit it off” and “click” on an intellectual and professional level. We need to be asking the right questions on whether we will fit with each other.

Executive Assistant of the Week: Sue Grant

Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum: New York City contributor, Sue Grant, Executive Assistant to SVP, Controller & SVP, Global Treasurer at TIME Inc., acquired by Meredith Corporation.

Executive Assistant of the Week: Nan Kruzik

Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum: Washington, DC contributor, Nan Kruzik, Project Manager & Senior Executive Assistant to the President at Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Executive Assistant of the Week: Ashley-Dior Thomas

Executive Assistant of the Week interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum: Washington, DC contributor, Ashley-Dior Thomas, Former Executive Assistant to Retired Senator Barbara A. Mikulski formerly at Capitol Hill.

Executive Assistant of the Week: Ann Veronelli

Executive Assistant of the Week interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum: Boston contributor, Ann Veronelli, Executive Assistant to the President & Chief Executive Officer at InterGen.

Executive Assistant of the Week: Amy Sherman

Executive Assistant of the Week interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum: San Francisco contributor, Amy Sherman, Sr. Executive Assistant to the President & CPO of Salesforce.

Instructor Interview: Bonnie Low-Kramen

Instructor interview with Bonnie Low-Kramen, Founder of Ultimate Assistant Training & Consulting Inc. Bonnie will be one of the distinguished instructors at the Executive Leadership Support Forum: Boston, May 2-3.

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