Joanne Linden has over 30 years of experience as an executive assistant and is currently president and master trainer at AdminUniverse™.
Joanne and I talk about how executives can empower their assistants, what to do if you’re not being respected, tips on gaining confidence, and much more. Enjoy our conversation!
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Joanne Linden, CPS, CEAP, CWCA is President and Master Trainer at AdminUniverse™.
She has a background that spans more than 30 years as an executive assistant. With the majority of her career in Silicon Valley, she has worked with and been part of both successful start-ups and billion-dollar corporations. Joanne previously held the title of Chief Executive Assistant at Synopsys for over 19 years. She is President and Master Trainer at AdminUniverse™, which provides consulting and training for administrative professionals.
A true activist for professional administrators, Joanne, along with other CEO assistants, developed the first certificate program for administrative professionals with UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley. Joanne served on the advisory board and has been an instructor for that program. Joanne was a member and past Chairperson of Silicon Valley Catalysts Association (SVCA) and past President of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), San Jose and Crossroads Chapters. She is currently Founder and Chairperson for Administrative Center of Excellence™ (ACE-EA).
Joanne was instrumental in bringing the Admin Awards™ to Silicon Valley, and was Chairperson for the first inaugural 2016 event. She is a current board member for the 2019 Silicon Valley Admin Awards.
Joanne, along with Linda McFarland, is the author of the book “Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun: True Stories of Silicon Valley CEO Assistants.”
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