The rise of the virtual assistant


WOB's Fiona Hathorn is just one of the senior managers interviewed in HR Director magazine whose working life has been transformed by her virtual assistant Christina.

Having an experienced virtual assistant who can hit the ground running can make a real difference to women in senior roles. Before she had a PA, Fiona Hathorn, joint founder and managing director of Women on Boards, was struggling to respond to all the emails she receives in between running workshops around the UK. 

“My PA has taken away a lot of the strain I was under,” says Hathorn. “She previously worked for high-level chief executives with busy jobs so she is very experienced.” 

Managing director of Designated PA, Jane Braithwaite, says more and more businesses are choosing to hire virtual assistants to ease the pressures on women senior managers, rather than recruiting permanent staff members.

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