She-TO Boost: Maggie

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It’s the fifth instalment of She-TO Boost, and this week we’re featuring CTO Boost’s Administrative Assistant – the marvellous Maggie! Whether it’s organizing a company outing, crossing another item off of her to-do list, or preparing for the next conference, Maggie is the foundation of the company and keeps everything running smoothly. She’s a lover of all things wine, pizza, and food-related, and she ensures that our employees are never without a mid-day, pick-me-up snack. Plus, she’s likely the only person that could keep our CEO Gurminder on time.

What inspired you to get into tech?  

Tech is just so fascinating! As it evolves, we evolve. I find it truly inspiring to see how far we have come, and I want to be a part of the next steps. 

 If there was a such thing as a “typical day” in tech, what would it look like for you? 

As an Administrative Assistant working at a start-up there are multiple different roles you play. I guess a typical day for me would to grab breakfast in the morning (I am always hungry), hit the office by 8:00am, and then have some girl chats with one of our Boosters Victoria – always so much laughter! Then at 8:30am I get on an exec call, which I feel cool to be a part of as I know all the CTO Boost secrets 😉. From there, I am typically booking meetings, replying to emails and making sure the three exec schedules do not have any conflicts. I would say by 11:00am I am getting hungry again and looking at my ritual app to have it all set by 11:30am to press ORDER! That is how I like my morning to be, just getting the emails out of the way and getting my meal on! My afternoon could range from HR related missions like boosting company culture to working with the marketing team on upcoming events. Who knows, today I am writing this blog post!  

Were there any female role models you had growing up that inspired you to get into Administrative Assisting? 

Not really, I personally feel that no one is inspired to be a lifer administrative assistant. At most companies, it is an entry level position and a great stepping stone.  You are working on multiple projects with different teams that could lead you in a whole new direction with your career. The previous Administrative Assistant before me is now one of our Project Coordinators and is kicking ass at it. However, I do want to give a shout out to a well-rounded female who has been there since we became childhood besties. Ammie will always let me know just how much I am worth when I am feeling so little and that is something I will never forget. Thanks AM. 

What direction do you think the tech industry should go in?

I’m not sure, there is so much you can do, and I am just starting to learn the real power it has while working here. I always like platforms that help and educate others. 

When you’re not Administrative Assisting, what do you enjoy doing?

I like to relax, find out my next fav pizza spot, enjoying a beverage on my patio, binge-watch a Netflix show and learn new recipes or a cocktail I want to master (I make a good spicy Caesar) 😉!

If you were an app, which one would you be? 

Ritual, of course. However, maybe Uber Eats or Foodora – anything food related!  

What would be the music soundtrack for your life?

Fantasia.