It was great to see so many Executive PA Magazine readers at office* and thank you to everyone who came along to our keynote session. We’ve had some great feedback from readers who joined over 150 PAs to come along to see our panel of five top PAs talk about their roles and who left with lots of top tips and enthusiasm for their role.
Taking your questions were three award-winners – including reigning Executive PA Magazine: PA of the Year Dawn Carey, and current Newcomer of the Year, Amie Watkins, who were also joined by Debs Eden our Executive PA Magazine: PA of the Year 2008. We also had Donna Coulling – PA to a bevy of celebrities including Rachel Weisz, Sir Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter, and two of our readers Karen Bateman from KPMG and Mandy Cowlishaw from Keystone Distribution. Our quintet of experts had tons of advice to offer with Donna offering her experiences of working with A-listers and Amie talking about her award-winning journey.
Over 150 readers turned up to the session with questions being asked about networking (Donna’s advice is to avoid getting trapped in a corner with a bore) through to making the move from the charity sector to a large corporate firm (Karen informed us that is was crucial to understand the business you want to work for).