Member of IMA since 2016
“It’s an excellent arena for us to “bloom” and share thoughts, challenges and work experiences. IMA continues to broaden my mindset, and it gives me inspiration outside of my work. Another benefit I find very important with IMA is the organization’s objective to encourage us to look at ourselves as advisors and co-leaders. To me, this is what our role should be about. We should be able to support each other, share our knowledge and interact as integrated members of our teams. Engage ourselves. For me, IMA is about giving and taking; such as IMA members reaching out to support and offer “mentor help” to one another, strengthening the way we all perform at work.”
Consultant at Statoil ASA
Member of IMA since 2014
«I became a member of IMA to learn new skills, both professionally as well as to develop as a person. I wanted to broaden my network, make new friends and have fun. IMA has given me all of this, and it has been such an added value to my career. Through the meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars, I have met supportive, understanding and inspiring people, who all have the same mindset as me. IMA has given me the extra confidence and support to become better, and to become a proud assistant!»
Administrative Coordinator at KOV5
Member of IMA since 2011
"IMA enables me to build a strategic network of like-minded professionals from different industries and countries. That is of great value for my job!
As a former National Chairman, I had the opportunity to practice leadership and build a strategic network of assistants, trainers and business persons.
IMA has also helped me enhance my public image, improve public speaking and strengthen strategic thinking. IMA is giving me the chance to stand out of the crowd."
Administrative Consultant at Statoil ASA
Member of IMA since 2013
IMA has given me the confidence to take the stage as a public speaker, mentor, and leader of the Norwegian group. Through my role as National Chairman and active member, I could expand my professional network, empower my peers, create engagement and bring innovative ideas and strategic thinking to the association. By sharing my professional expertise, I am constantly learning from exceptional IMA members. IMA is enhancing my leadership purpose: "continuously and consistently develop and facilitate the growth and development of myself and others leading to excellent performance and positive results."
Julia Schmidt – Senior Executive Assistant at Basefarm AS – Former National Chairman (2016-2018)
Member of IMA since 2010
“Since 2010, I have profited year in and year out of the tremendous benefits of IMA; travelling and discovering fantastic countries and places, always enjoying excellent company and lifelong friends, eating fine food, during lunches, dinners and networking, growing with eye-opening training in the right environment. What else can you expect?”
Communication Assistant, European Commission
Members of IMA since 2015
«IMA is all about networking, sharing experiences and gaining knowledge through seminars and conferences, along with socializing with other assistants. Through IMA we have gained new friends, and skills that have been of great help in our jobs. We recommend IMA to get new ideas, and to learn from others through the network.
Executive Assistant & Senior Administrative Officer at Embassy of Argentina
Member of IMA since 2012
«The benefits of IMA are many - it expands my circle, we share experiences, and learn different work methods within the organization. IMA is my booster! I recommend IMA for networking, and it truly enhances your social & professional skills. Also, it is a great way of staying proactive, and to access updated information relevant to my job.»
Administrative Secretary at Bane Nor SF
Member of IMA since 2015
«I`m a proud member of IMA – And I appreciate meeting interesting people within the same line of work and situation as myself. IMA is about exchanging experiences, and develop myself into a better assistant. IMA is a wonderful network, and the speakers are very inspirational. IMA enhances my skillset, i.e. the Fall Conference in October – Which already have added new skills to my experience in many ways.»
PA at Eastern Bulk Holding AS
Member of IMA since 2016
“For me, IMA consists of learning and sharing knowledge in an international environment. IMA is also exploring new things, and to socialize and broaden my horizons. Through IMA, I have met many strong, intelligent and excellent women – IMA adds to both my personal and working life. I can really recommend becoming a member if you are an assistant”
Executive Assistant at Statoil ASA