Amaia Arruabarrena was executive assistant to ezCater’s previous CEO, and is now ezCater’s Director of DEI & Operations. She focuses on creating an inclusive environment that nourishes trust and encourages learning and vulnerability.
In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Amaia shares her fascinating story about her pursuit of becoming a doctor, finding a customer service job at ezCater on Craigslist, becoming EA to the CEO, and how her experience as a c-suite assistant prepared her for her director role.
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Amaia Arruabarrena is ezCater’s Director of DEI & Operations. She focuses on creating an inclusive environment that nourishes trust and encourages learning and vulnerability. In her experience as a DEI practitioner, she has worked closely with executive teams to implement tools, programs, and initiatives that eliminate opportunities for bias in systems and culture. Amaia takes a data driven approach and translates this data and research into strategy.
Using her background in Biology and Psychology, Amaia approaches her work through a neuroscience lens. She aims to achieve better understanding of the way our brains work and how this ties into the work of DEI, with the goal of better individual understanding, connection to this work, and ultimately driving long lasting change.
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