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How can an executive assistant make their voice heard?

Published on Saturday, 27 Aug 2016


Last year I joined a multinational company as an executive assistant (EA) to a C-suite executive. In my previous company, which was smaller, I held a PA position and felt like a valuable member of the team, able to contribute ideas and opinions. However, in my new role, I feel like any input beyond arranging things for my boss and taking meeting minutes is discouraged. Is this common for EA positions in larger companies? Is there anything I can do to be viewed as a more important member of the team, given my role?