Yolanda Hunte has been an Executive Assistant for over 28 years. Currently Yolanda is the practice administrator for the Global Head of Cybersecurity at Wipro.
In this episode, Yolanda talks about changing how the world sees assistants, helping executives and other team members understand the significance of what an EA brings to an organization, and what makes an assistant a leader.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
– Dr. Nelson Mandela
CONNECT WITH YOLANDA
Yolanda Hunte is an enthusiastic advocate for leadership and has served as a council member for the Ambitious Women Conference where she has collaborated with female colleagues in sales and marketing helping to organize, mentor and motivate other women.
Yolanda has also served as Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Network, a Guardian Life Insurance company employee resource group. In a hybrid context, arranging and running lunch and learn events. She has worked with various senior leaders at Guardian on issues such as work-life balance, emotional intelligence, and effective leadership communication approaches.
Yolanda has been an Executive Assistant for over 28 years. Currently Yolanda is the practice administrator for the Global Head of Cybersecurity at Wipro. In this role Yolanda is focused on supporting her executive and his directs by learning about the business needs, connecting with her executive’s directs and attending meetings to stay tuned to what her team and organization needs.
In addition to supplying support to her executive Yolanda is passionate about supporting her EA colleagues and encouraging them when they need an ear. Teaching and training other EAs about tips that can help others in their EA journeys. She holds a bi-weekly connect with her East Coast EAs to give them a safe place to discuss challenges and share talents and solutions.
Along with her EA endeavors Yolanda is the Chair to Wipro Women in Cyber where she is focused on helping people come together to train, endorse, mentor, and inspire women to take a leap of faith in the Cybersecurity space. Currently she is rolling out a Spotlight series for internal and external powerhouse guests to speak on different topics such as philanthropy, AI and taking care of oneself.
Yolanda holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on Applied Behavioral Analysis and has her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. As a mother of six children and grandmother to one rambunctious six-year-old, she is committed to set the example that leadership begins at home, with and through your children. Yolanda states that being a mother has been and continues to be her greatest teacher.
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