April 23–27, 2018
All Ninjas Shine …
But All-Stars SPARKLE!
Editor’s Note: We're searching for the best and brightest admin professionals and workplace operators in the US. Know an outstanding Ninja? Nominations for the 2020 All-Star Awards are now open!
Give It Up for the 2018 OfficeNinjas All-Stars!
Part of our Admin Week festivities, OfficeNinjas All-Stars is an online search for the best and brightest office managers, executive assistants, and administrative maestros. Kicking ass on a daily basis is the Office Ninja’s M.O., and All-Stars set the bar even higher with their creativity, resourcefulness, passion for efficiency, and can-do attitudes.
Can we get one last standing ovation for this year’s stellar lineup of OfficeNinjas All-Stars?! We’re so honored to recognize these next-level admins. And, beyond that, we’re brimming with pride for our entire community. Bravo to every single one of you for throwing your name in the ring, and big ups to your colleagues for their heartfelt support and nominations. An Office Ninja’s work is vital to the workplace, and it should be recognized and celebrated as such!
Day 1, April 23 – Verlance Friar
Congrats, Verlance Friar!
Office Vibe Manager, San Francisco, CA
Verlance wants everyone to stop taking themselves so seriously. That’s not to say he doesn’t take his work seriously. “I feel that what I do in and out of the office helps the people in my office who help people around the world,” he explains. “I see my work as Kiva’s Office Vibe Manager having a global impact. I get to help people help people.”
Day 2, April 24 – Kellie Edwards
Congrats, Kellie Edwards!
Executive Assistant II, Salt Lake City, UT
We don’t use the term “visionary” lightly, so you better believe it when we say that Kellie Edwards is a visionary among Office Ninjas! Kellie has not only changed, expanded, and elevated the role of Office Ninja for herself, but she’s also done the same for the other 25 executive assistants at her company.
Day 3, April 25 – Mimy Wraspir
Congrats, Mimy Wraspir!
Executive Assistant and Office Manager, San Mateo, CA
A good Ninja can keep an office happy and running efficiently. But it takes an All-Star like Mimy Wraspir to manage four offices and support multiple executives, all in different time zones. Her colleagues at Lattice Engines in San Mateo, CA aren’t quite sure how she does it, but they definitely appreciate her work!
Day 4, April 26 – Nicki Bartels
Congrats, Nicki Bartels!
Office Manager, Chicago, IL
“Tireless.” “Fearless.” “A consummate professional.” These are just some of the words Nicki Bartels’ co-workers used to describe her in their OfficeNinjas All-Stars nominations. Each of her nominators shared different stories of how Nicki helped improve office morale, took charge of a complicated project, or planned the most memorable event in the company’s history. Yet all of them emphasized one important fact: Nicki is a team player.
Day 5, April 27 – Ryann Farris
Congrats, Ryann Farris!
Executive Office Assistant, Conway, AR
By all accounts, Ryann was made for her role. Sure, she has Office Ninja skills in spades (we’ll get to those in a minute), but her commitment to serving others perfectly aligns with Tacos 4 Life’s social mission: to end world hunger.
“I have never been more proud to be an admin. This has helped validate my career and it was amazing to be the star when most of our work is done behind the scenes.”
All-Star Winner – New York City
The All-Star Prize Package
Profile on OfficeNinjas
Each All-Star’s profile will include everything from workplace experiences to daily habits and secrets of Ninja mastery. Our goal is to give All-Stars the recognition they deserve and share their stories and time-tested advice to inspire our community.
Custom Engraved Award
Your name here! We commission a team of local artists to handcraft a gorgeous engraved award for each All-Star winner. Imagine one hanging above your desk!
Professional Photo Shoot
Nothing takes an online resume, personal website, or LinkedIn profile to the next level like an amazing headshot. We partner with professional photographers to capture a portfolio of stunning on-the-job shots.
Once you’re an All-Star, you’re an All-Star for life. Past winners have used their title to up their networking game and open the door to plenty of new opportunities.
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Meet Our #AdminWeek Partners
These companies get the OfficeNinjas stamp of approval. They not only offer stellar customer service, but they also keep OfficeNinjas running like a well-oiled machine. We couldn’t continue to grow Admin Week without them. So the next time you’re shopping for a new go-to vendor, show them some love!
Delta Air Lines is the ambassador of painless business travel. Earn points through SkyBonus, track flights using the Fly Delta app, and stay connected through excellent in-air Wi-Fi. Plus, over 350 destinations on six continents means Delta will get you, your boss, or your colleagues anywhere—and being one of the most on-time airlines with advanced baggage-tracking technology means you won’t be leading the big meeting in yesterday’s suit.
ezCater is the only nationwide marketplace for corporate catering, and they work with over 60,000 caterers and restaurants to provide Ninjas fresh and delicious options for everything from casual team lunches to off-site meals. The site’s a cinch to use (with an all-inclusive cost per person function!), and you can earn Amazon gift cards through the ezRewards program.
Bevi is reinventing water cooler culture. Their smart, all-in-one hydration solution provides customizable fizz and flavor without any of the drama. You can forget about overflowing bins, beverage orders, and fridge restocking. The minute your office’s favorite flavors run low, Bevi automatically dispatches a technician. Never leave your team high and dry again!
Streamline the way you book and manage travel with TripActions. Your new personalized dashboard prioritizes flights and hotels by loyalty preferences, offers live traveler tracking, and makes it easy to manage last-minute changes.
Token’s gift algorithm makes it easy to order and send thoughtful corporate gifts. Choose from a carefully curated inventory, and never miss an anniversary, birthday, or special event with Token’s reminders and advanced delivery scheduling.
Who Participated in #AdminWeek?
Office Managers, Executive Assistants, Receptionists, Workplace Experience Coordinators, and People Operations Managers from companies of all sizes and every industry.
Entire teams banded together to celebrate their resident Office Ninja. It’s inspiring to see whole departments rally to get their colleague nominated for an All-Star Award.
Sponsors & Partners
Companies across 15 product and service categories, like travel, office supplies, snacks, and software, celebrate Ninjas—and they genuinely care about the profession.
“I was spoiled by OfficeNinjas, my co-workers, friends, and the generous gift from Naturebox. To be included with these four All-Stars has been an honor. Each has inspired, encouraged, and shown me that we can make a difference and have fun doing it! Thank you, OfficeNinjas for making this award so special.”
All-Star Winner – Seattle
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