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Paula Moio is a self-made, multi-award winner, future-focused professional, who truly embraces her passion, advocating for change of perceptions and the recognition of the PA/EA role. She works tirelessly alongside a like-minded global network of professionals who are determined to break barriers, to raise the profile of the admin profession in today’s demanding and ever-changing job market.
Bestowed with a BBC News Award for her outstanding contribution to BBC News/ BBC World Service, where she worked as PA at Executive/Board level for 15 years, Paula currently works as a C-Suite bilingual concierge EA at an international company in the Finance industry. She was headhunted for the role on LinkedIn and has been successfully working there since January 2016.
In 2020 she became the Founder of Moyoeno Lusofonando – a not-for-profit project – working alongside five extraordinary professional women training and empowering EAs and PAs in Lusophone Africa to become the best version of themselves.
The world has become a global hub and a melting pot of cultures. However, the administrative profession’s leadership, bodies, attendance at conferences and networks are not proportionally representative and inclusive of such rich fabric that we call diversity.
The Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Report, first presented at the World Administrators’ Summit 2021, was a starting point towards understanding and establishing why representation is low at events, amongst our professional bodies, and in positions of leadership within the industry. Much more has to be done – we must hold raw, uncomfortable conversations with compassion, and an open mind to learn, teach and embrace our differences with empathy and kindness.
Paula Moio is an exceptional, award-winning EA and leader in our profession, driving change in the field of diversity. Hear her incredible story.