Monthly Archives: February 2017

Get Ahead VAArchives

Meet the VA: Angela

Angela | Social Media Management

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything.  Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers’ requirements.

Here’s 60 seconds with our award winning VA Angela who loves working in the world of social media:

Name: Angela Otterson

Area of expertise: Social Media Management

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: I joined the Get Ahead VA team in May 2013, after a friend recommended it.  I met and hit it off with Rebecca, founder of Get Ahead VA, straight away – I really liked her flexible approach to working and it really suited my family set-up. (more…)

Meet the VA: Jane

Meet the VA: Jane

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything.  Our ever-growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right virtual assistant to match our customers’ requirements.

Here is 60 seconds with one of our virtual assistants Jane who has 15 years’ experience as an executive assistant and is a born organiser:

Name:  Jane Condliffe

Area of expertise:  Personal Assistant

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA:

I joined Get Ahead VA in April 2016 after deciding to leave my senior Executive Assistant job in London.

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5 tips to stay save online on Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day, a global event which is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network.  It is supported by the European Commission and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.  The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

Be the change: unite for a better internet

This year’s theme is ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’ and it is something we can do in our professional, as well as our personal lives.  Teaching internet safety is vital for children and young people – but it is also critically important for businesses too.  There are regular headlines about major multinational companies like Yahoo and Tesco Bank being hit by hacking.  But small businesses are vulnerable as well, yet might not have big IT departments to address the risks.

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Empowering women at the ‘Festival of Doers’ in London

Last week we were delighted to attend the inaugural ‘Festival of Doers’ in Bishopsgate, London.  The inspirational event was organised by DrivenWoman – a members’ network that helps women define their own success, become accountable to their goals and make dreams happen.

Inspiration and positive action

The action-packed agenda alternated between talks and smaller gatherings of expert led, hands on workshops.  The exceptional line up of speakers came from a variety of backgrounds including social entrepreneur Dr Priya Virmani, serial entrepreneur Dr. Danusia Malina-Derben and retail entrepreneur Geeta Sidhu-Robb from Nosh Detox.  Workshops were focussed on overcoming obstacles to success including ‘Get strong first in yourself to be able to serve others’ led by Amanda Ready, licensed mental health counsellor and founder of Ready to Empower.  The day ended with a panel discussion on ‘How to have it all – define your own success and create a lifestyle that works for you’ with high profile, successful business women including Ravleen Beeston, Sales Director at Microsoft.

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