February 20, 2020 @ 6-9:00 pm

Hotel Nia

200 Independence Dr, Menlo Park, CA








What’s Admingling?

Networking for Admins and Workplace Operators in Silicon Valley, CA

Powered by collective intelligence, OfficeNinjas’ Admingling events provide admin pros and workplace operators with the time, space, and inspiration to grow their networks and level up their careers. Interesting venues, unexpected discussion topics, and delicious food and drinks are all part of Admingling’s secret sauce, but Ninjas are the key ingredient.

Want to make connections, discuss challenges, and brainstorm new ideas with a gang that gets it? Sign up for event updates today.

This Quarter’s Theme: The Art of Influence

What do you want others to see and feel when you interact with them? From emails to presentations, every workplace communication touchpoint is an opportunity to showcase your unique leadership skills.

We'll discuss core communication techniques for managing people and power dynamics, motivating colleagues, and inspiring change.

Register Here, Ninja

Unlike our larger events, Adminglings are meant to be intimate in size. We cap the guest list to ensure everyone has the opportunity to speak up and be heard. Reserve your ticket before we sell out!

Need to convince your boss? Use this handy email template.

IMPORTANT! This event is exclusively for career admins (office managers, executive assistants, and operations pros). Each registration will be verified, and all non-admin signups will be automatically refunded.

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Admingling was so much fun! It was wrapped up in a nice little package … the food, laughter, networking and open forum — all covered in two short hours. I went in knowing no-one and came out feeling like I had known these Ninjas forever. It’s nice to know what’s going on outside the four walls we’re in everyday. Connecting with other admins is priceless in so many ways!

Dana L.
Executive Assistant

So excited to be a part of this group of phenomenal Office Ninjas supporting each other!! It’s a tremendous resource (and a lot of fun) for any executive assistant, office manager, or admin. Thanks for creating this group and making us admins — who often feel alone or on an island — feel valued and supported.

Mindy S.
Office Manager

Admingling Tips

Maximize your Admingling experience with these simple tips

1. Don’t forget to put the “mingling” in Admingling! Introduce yourself, swap business cards, and interact with each person in the room. You’re there to connect with other Ninjas, so be bold! The more you put into networking, the more you’ll get out of it.

2. Your fellow Ninjas are your best resources. Curious about another industry? Want to know what it’s like to work at a startup? Got a favorite app or vendor that’s completely changed your work life? Speak up, ask questions, and trade tips.

3. Cash in on peer-to-peer facetime. So many Ninjas work in a department of one, making peer support hard to find. Admingling is your chance to open up and share your questions, ideas, or concerns. You’ll gain new perspectives through the collective power of the group.

Meet Your Ninja Host

Jennifer Charette

Chief Executive Administrator at Grocery Outlet

Jennifer doesn’t back away from an intimidating project. In fact, she tackles it with fervor and a splash of humor! With 18 years of experience, she’s mastered the subtle art of influencing from her position — and has recently mastered a new hobby with her sons (ask her about it at Admingling!).

Virginia Dominguez

Executive Assistant at White Hat Security

With a decade of Ninja-experience behind her, Virginia Dominguez turns bad situations into successful ones with level-headed decision-making and communication skills. When she’s not making pasta from scratch or throwing dinner parties with friends and family, she’s hosting Bay Area Admingling events and expanding her network!

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Event Location

Hotel Nia

200 Independence Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025

From its sun-lit event spaces to its luxury accommodations, Hotel Nia is an inspiring property in the heart of Silicon Valley. Treat your team to the property’s thoughtful design, inviting courtyard and pool deck, and inspired culinary options.

Exclusive Offer: Book a full-day, catered event for 20+ attendees or book 10+ guest rooms per night at Hotel Nia and receive a gift certificate to their restaurant Porta Blu — good for dinner for two! Email [email protected] before June 30, 2020 to redeem.

Hotel Nia

200 Independence Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Join the Volunteer Events Crew

Volunteers are essential — they make each event unique by bringing local perspective to the planning process. If you’re interested in being a volunteer, please complete the form below.

Past Admingling Events

November 5, 2019

The Goal Standard

For the last Admingling of 2019, we returned to one of our favorites: Testarossa Winery. They welcomed us with delicious wines and a Mediterranean-style spread, while Ninjas discussed goal tracking. And Ninja hosts Laura C. and Sara S. kept the conversations moving. Thanks to Furnished Quarters and Caviar for Companies, and Oh Snap! Photography for their longtime support. See the photos!

June 13, 2019

The Culture Evolution

This event fell on the same day as NBA Finals Game 6 for the Golden State Warriors. Did Ninjas still arrive at illustrious Hotel Nia ready to meet Caviar for Companies, Delta Air Lines, and Oh Snap! Visuals and talk company culture with peers? YES! Then, hosts Samantha Elrite and Crystal Le led Ninjas in a stadium chant: “When I say OFFICE, you say NINJAS!” See the photos!

February 20, 2019

Expanding Your Role

What a way to kick off the 2019 Admingling season! More than 70 Ninjas filled the Opal Event Center with their energy and ideas on how to expand the Ninja role. Big shout-outs to inspiring co-hosts Maggie and Barb and our friends at Furnished Quarters and Caviar for helping make the whole evening possible. Browse the photo album!

November 1, 2018

Developing Habits and Crushing Goals

Admingling SV brought us back to Testarossa Winery, one of our favorite venues, to discuss habits and goals, two of our favorite topics! The event space was stunning (check out the photos from Oh Snap! Visuals), the food and wine were delicious, and the Ninja networking was next level. A million thanks to our partner Caviar for Teams and co-hosts Barb Grealish and Kristin Sgroi.

November 15, 2017

Turning Toward Tech in 2018

Smart, creative, and photogenic? The proof is in the pudding, AKA the photo album from AdminglingSV! Silicon Valley Ninjas gathered at the gorgeous Testarossa Winery to discuss the evolution of the workforce. S/O to Yuzu Soap for gifting each Ninja with a luxurious goody set and Bevi for keeping us hydrated. Browse the photo album.

August 10, 2017

Developmental Deep Dive

Silicon Valley Ninjas gathered at Bootup Ventures’ gorgeous venue to share professional development resources, stretch goal successes, and the value of a #bragsheet. Big thanks to 415 Catering for the tasty Hawaiian dinner, Office Libations for the open bar, Oh Snap! Booth Co for the fun boomerang booth, and Léon & George for providing each Ninja with a vibrant plant to take home. See AdminglingSV in action!

January 12, 2017

Productivity & Processes

When instant Ninja camaraderie meets an amazing venue like Testarossa Winery, magical things start to happen. The food was of the melt-in-your-mouth variety—especially if you’re a dessert fan—and the career development and goal hacking conversations were just as sweet. Browse through our photo album.

August 3, 2016

Building Influence

Becoming a strategic partner, contributing to positive change, and setting boundaries are big feats in the admin world, but this event covered each and closed with a Google hangout to pick an expert’s brain. Browse our photo album.

March 17, 2016

Early Adopters

This invite-only group of Ninjas tested Admingling to make sure it was amazing. An open discussion covered future event topics, frequency, and style—with a fancy breakfast at The Epiphany Hotel to top it all off.


Do I have to be an Office Ninja to attend?

Yes! We designed Admingling specifically for Office Ninjas (e.g. executive assistants, office managers, admins). If you don’t fall into any of those categories, sign up for our newsletter or consider sponsoring an event.

Will I meet other people in the same role and industry as me?

Admingling events connect you to administrative professionals across all industries and levels of experience. You’re bound to have things in common with other guests, but our events are known for their diversity.

What are the costs?

Each city’s inaugural event is free. Subsequent Admingling events will have a small admission fee to help cover basic event expenses including insurance, food, and printouts.

What's the refund policy?

Unfortunately, we're unable to offer refunds for high-demand events like Admingling. We promise it will be the highlight of your week!

I’d like to bring my whole office crew. Can I sign up as a group?

Admingling is the perfect after-hours event for you and your Ninja squad. Each member of your party must sign up separately (and be quick — we have a first-come, first-serve policy).

What’s the dress code?

There is no dress code. Many Ninjas come straight from work, and tend to be dressed work-casual as a result. Just make sure you're comfortable!

How often do Admingling events happen?

Admingling is held on a quarterly basis in established cities. Volunteer Event Organizers make these events possible and help us scout out new territories for Admingling. Want to join the team? Learn more, and apply here.

How can I volunteer?

We’re so happy you asked! Volunteers are essential; they make each event unique by bringing local perspective to the planning process. If you’re interested in being a volunteer, please complete this form.

I’d like to sponsor Admingling! How do I sign up?

We love working alongside companies that share our vision of uniting, educating, and celebrating the admin profession. Take a look at how we work with partners and complete our request form here.

About OfficeNinjas

OfficeNinjas® recognizes admins and workplace operators, aka “Ninjas,” for the curious, engaged, forward-thinking professionals they are. We exist to provide vital resources, educational content, vendor vetting, networking events, and industry insights to ensure they have every opportunity to lead a valued and fulfilling professional life.