I am an Executive Assistant, currently providing support to the Chief Human Resources Officer of Veritas Technologies LLC, a high-tech company in Silicon Valley. This is a new area of the business for me, having spent the bulk of my career supporting marketing and sales leaders in the high-tech industry. My role includes managing my executive’s schedule and assisting in prioritizing his daily activities to maximize his effectiveness, as well as arranging his global travel to oversee our human resources functions in our offices around the world. I also manage the onsite logistics for our global company all-hands meetings quarterly that are hosted by our CEO, as well as quarterly HR global all hands and local gatherings. Another enjoyable part of my role is traveling to various events to provide on-site logistical support, such as our annual user’s conference, annual sales conference and bi-annual executive leadership’s extended team retreats.
Why I love the Office Dynamics conference: “I have been privileged to attend the fabulous Office Dynamics Conference for Administrative Excellence for the past 5 years in a row, with this being my 6th year in attendance. Although there are now a few similar conferences offered by various organizations, each time I review the invitations to those conferences, I am much more compelled to attend this one, for many reasons: the rich content that is focused around a central theme each year; the excellent speakers selected for this conference; the more intimate environment, where I am afforded a greater opportunity to network and feel a larger part of the overall experience, rather than a grain of sand in a sea of people and most importantly, the opportunity to continue to grow my self-confidence, interpersonal and professional skills due to Joan’s leadership and concern for each and every person who attends her conferences.”