What People Say about The Admin Awards

The Admin Awards is proud to consistently generate a 98% Very Good- Excellent survey rating among event attendees, which includes both business leaders and their administrative staff.  Below is a snapshot of what people have to say about The Admin Awards.

Perhaps the color purple was carefully selected for the Admin Awards since the theme of royalty was in all the details! The team did a great job in making every attendee feel special: red carpet, beautiful décor, swag, prizes, all splashed in shades of purple. Most notably, it was a lovely time to recognize & appreciate the professionals in all industries presently, before us and those forthcoming. The Admin Awards filled a much-needed niche. I cannot wait to see what’s planned for next year!

Ashley Hamel Administrative Assistant, Synopsys March 13, 2017

I Appreciate everything your associates does for the Admin Awards business community. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise! The organization is the best for all Admins to attend. I have to also say - I loved all the music! It went perfect with each category.

Gina Farrugia Ortega Executive Assistant, EFI March 13, 2017

The energy in the room. It was awesome to witness. The recognition of everyone's accomplishments and those of the industry. The raffle prizes... they were awesome! The amount of love we all received--all the Admins, not just the finalists.

Al-Husein Madhany EA to the CIO, Facebook March 13, 2017

We are so fortunate to be able to partner with you. Conceptually, cool idea. I hope it revolutionizes the way companies around the country look at Admins. Let’s make history together! On to next good people! Sunny, you are a shining model to myself and other business owners who want to make a difference…your smile and energy is infectious, you are driven by a higher purpose, what you are creating is a perfect example of entrepreneurial vision. YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!!! So thrilled to see you expanding the reach of the Admin Awards; you have a tiger by the tail, enjoy the ride! Goes without saying, I had a BLAST as your humble 2016 SVAA MC. 😉

Naseem Mooel Business Developement, Hall - WALT Wines March 13, 2017

You two sure do know how to throw a party! That was a fabulous event - well executed. I just loved all the excitement in the room. Take a breath and enjoy the glory!

Leigh Phillps March 13, 2017

What a great Admin event! So nice to attend an event that recognizes the Admin community and all that we do to help our Executives and companies be successful.

Susan Nystrom Executive Assistant, Symantec March 13, 2017

I was a finalist for the Colleen Barrett Award for the 2016 Silicon Valley Admin Awards. The experience was amazing; the event went above and beyond mine and my colleagues expectations. I felt truly honored to be a finalist and loved all the attention to detail that they provided. Kudos to Sunny and her amazing team!

Suzan Webb Executive Assistant, PwC March 13, 2017

As part of the Advisory Board, I thoroughly enjoyed how focused Sunny and team were on making this a celebration and recognition for all Administrative Professionals; I look forward to evangelizing through this next year in preparation for the the 2017 Silicon Valley Admin Awards!

Karen Meyer Executive Assistant, Pharmacyclics March 6, 2017

Working with you and your team over the past year, has been a joy. It is one of the best experiences I’ve had in my career and I’m proud to have been just a small part of the success.

Joanne Linden Chief Executive Assistant, Sophos March 6, 2017

What a blessing to have your vision of an Admin Award ceremony be brought to fruition! The Admins, their Executives, and their families are grateful for Women like you who can take a passionate idea and bring it to LIFE! My sons expressed how proud they are of me and now they have a deeper level of understanding of what my role truly is.

Juliette Decena Executive Assistant, Juniper March 13, 2017

Winning this award is the highlight of my career. It demonstrated to me that all the hard work, sacrifices and commitments matter to not only the person I’m supporting, but the broader EA community at large. I can’t get the smile off my face or hide the pride I feel in what I’ve achieved, and that my peers, colleagues and superiors felt it important to recognize me in this way.

Sandy LaBrec Executive Assistant, NetApp, Inc. March 13, 2017

The Silicon Valley Admin Awards organization is incredible. From the amount of detail and time they put into nominating and choosing finalist and winners of each category. To the email correspondence, media marketing and event planning. They make this event as great as it is. I am so lucky to have had the chance to meet some incredible people and get this opportunity to experience the Admin Awards! In all my years of being an Administrative Professional, I have held winning the Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence as the highest and most prestigious honor I could receive.

Jordan Patterson Operations Administrator, Palo Alto Staffing March 13, 2017

The energy and vibe were extraordinary...like a ride you don't to end!  The Silicon Valley Admin Awards should and will become a standard!

Manny Cuevas Vice President, Almaden March 13, 2017

Endless superlatives to you and your team. Suffice it to say, the event was one of the best I’ve ever been to, and/or been involved with. The Energy was off the charts, attention to detail was outstanding, and …I could go on and on and on and on! So I will; the food was even very good, great music, nothing went wrong at all as far as I could tell. What-a-Gala! I thought it was spot-on! The tribute videos made me cry, the winners had so much love and support from everyone in the room, and the energy from your team brought it all full circle.

Reed Thompson VP of Business Development & Marketing, Gateway Global March 13, 2017

The passion I have for this profession and sharing that passion with other Administrative Professionals has been the driving force that made me who I am today.  With the encouragement and empowerment from my principal who I support, my Cisco family, and my Administrative peers in Silicon Valley, I have gained the confidence and courage to boldly reach beyond all I imagined possible for myself.  Thank you to Sunny, Colleen, and the Admin Awards of Silicon Valley for bringing this profession and what it stands for to a new level. This has been an amazing experience that I will never forget and one I believe will drive the next fantastic chapter of my life! I was very honored and appreciated all the praises from my bosses-peers-EA organization. It is the highest award I could receive, it acknowledges the presence of great and I am thankful to everyone.

Debbie Gross Chief Executive Assistant, Cisco Systems March 13, 2017

My overall experience of being part of the 2016 Silicon Valley Admin Awards was the best possible experience anyone could ever had taking in consideration I just recently entered this Administrative Field. It got me motivated to the fullness. It gave me the opportunity to see myself in the future. Also, last but not least and most important, it gave me the motivation to keep on doing what I want to do for my career life. My perseverance is now set really high along with my career goals and all these I have to thank the 2016 Silicon Valley Admin Awards for making it possible with all the great stories from the different Admins that been working for more than 40 years.

Margarita Gutierrez Administrative Assistant, Project HIRED March 13, 2017

Oh My!! You all do so much!! The event was amazing. Whomever was in charge of the details should get a raise – ALL of you!! It was really something to be proud of. My boss, the CEO, said that she goes to many of these events and “they are so yawn.” She said this was THEEE most amazing thing she’s ever been to. Thank you for all you do. This was such an honor.

Terry Christiansen Executive Assistant, El Camino Hospital March 13, 2017

Winning the Leadership Award validated all of the hard work that I have put in throughout the years, all those late nights and long hours.  This award program has created an amazing platform for all Silicon Valley Administrative Professionals and that in itself is so rewarding. This was truly a special night! What an amazing showcase of talent. You have created an incredible platform for all Administrative Professionals. It was an honor!

Melissa Acuna Executive Assistant, Juniper Networks March 13, 2017

To be a winner during the first ever Silicon Valley Admin Awards is truly a surreal experience. This is truly a top class event and I was honored to be a part of it.

Nikki Edwards Executive Assistant, ARM March 13, 2017

Sunny, you and your team are amazing and have much to be proud of as you not only help spread goodwill through recognition and build awareness of the accomplishments and contributions that so many Administrative Professionals make daily! We look forward to continuing our support for the Admin Awards program as a travel sponsor when your amazing event returns to the Bay Area! I know we will be seeing each other at the wrap up event. In the meantime, enjoy and wishing you and your team safe and prosperous travels!

Chéri DeLacy President/CEO, Morrison Corporate Travel March 13, 2017

The event was 100% more than what imagined. It was a beautiful event, well thought out, very organized and structure, and of course FUN! I felt honored to be a Sponsor and a guest.

Jenny Nguyen Division Director, OfficeTeam March 13, 2017

Congratulations on a phenomenal event, Sunny, Ben and team! We are so thrilled to have been a part of it and look forward to working with you in the future.

Diem Doonan Director of Membership, Hall Wines March 13, 2017

The Admin Awards is not just another award program. It’s the long awaited recognition for all of the hard working Administrative staff members at each and every business-not just in the Silicon Valley but all around the world. Being nominated is the little pat on the back that says “Thank you, we see all of your hard work and efforts each and every day”

Charmayne Cormier Administrative Assistant, HGA March 13, 2017

After I volunteered as a prize runner for the Admin Awards, I thought to myself and told my mom, I want to be an Executive Assistant when I grow up.  That being an assistant is more fun, and appreciated than it appears.  My mom is an Executive Assistant and until I saw the appreciation they received  and deserve during the Admin Awards, I always thought it was an unappreciated and difficult job.  During the Admin Awards the people feLT proud of their hard work.  I was amazed at seeing the Admins all standing for the years of service. It's amazing that after forty years and after so much hard work he/she got the appreciation he/she deserves.  I hope to someday be as good to deserve an Admin Award.

Elizabeth Robinson Volunteer March 6, 2017

I just want to thank you and your staff for such an amazing event. I brought with me my boss, CEO and COO of Valley Medical Center, two executive MD’s, and a County Counsel. They all raved about how fun and exciting the event was. It honored Admin’s in such a respectful way and I am truly proud to have been a part of the team for this inaugural event and look forward to supporting it in years to come.

Rhonda Hadnot Executive Assistant, County of Santa Clara March 6, 2017

You have made an impact and an incredible difference in the role of the Administrative Professional.  What an honor it was for me to be part of this amazing event in Silicon Valley.  Can’t wait to attend next year!

Linda McFarland Executive Assistant, Sophos March 6, 2017