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Simone White

Internal Networks Expert | Advocate for the Profession

Internal Networks Expert | Advocate for the Profession

Simone White has worked within administration for nearly 25 years.  Passion for administration motivated her to create an internal network for administrative professionals, supporting over 500 individuals globally. She is a leading voice advocating for the profession.

Simone collaborates with administrative professionals and business leaders to promote the inclusion of assistants as active, impactful participants as well as executers, raising awareness of the historical bias towards the profession. She highlights the need for the profession to be more diverse in terms of gender, race and ability and to be strategically included by organisations when building DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) programs.

Simone has presented globally on topics such as The Power of Networks, Leadership, Ownership and Belonging, and Inclusion and has had articles published online and in print.    She is an EPAA Fellow, a member of the Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Team, and an Advisory Board member for Practically Perfect PA. Her work has been recognised and celebrated with awards from Women in Investments in 2021 and WeAreTheCity in 2016.

  • Inclusion is Not Enough

    Administrative Professionals are the very heart and foundation of many organisations around the globe.  Despite often being told that ‘ we could not do without you’  our inclusion and sense of belonging has increasingly diminished over time.

    During this session, Simone White, author of the article ‘The Need for Inclusion’ delves deeper into why our inclusion has been negatively impacted.

    She highlights what action we can all take as individuals and as groups to ensure that our profession, not only survives but thrives.

    Learning Outcomes

    • administrative space
    • How we can challenge misconceptions held by others and ourselves
    • Why we must work together for impactful change


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