A National Awards Program

OfficeNinjas

ALL-STAR
AWARDS

April 16-23, 2021

National Recognition for Administrative and Operations Professionals

OfficeNinjas All-Star Awards is an online search for the best and brightest executive assistants, office managers, administrative business partners, operations coordinators — and all Admin+ professionals in the United States and Canada, responsible for making workplaces work.

From thousands of nominations, we select five outstanding individuals and one stellar team to publicly recognize with an in-depth OfficeNinjas feature interview and lavish prize package.

OfficeNinjas All-Star Awards
2021 ALL-STAR

Culley Stine

Washington D.C.

Think your Admin+ role is its job description? Think again. In her 21 years as a Ninja, Culley Stine has pushed the boundaries of every position she’s ever held — and enjoyed a meteoric rise from waitress to director for her efforts.

While supporting the president and CEO of Healthcare Distribution Alliance, Culley continues to break ground by approaching her work life with two questions: “What else can I do?” and “What can I do better?”

2021 All-Star Culley Stine is living proof that your Admin+ job is what you make of it. Read her insightful interview, then get ready to start moving some goal posts of your own.

2021 ALL-STAR

Nicole Godinez

Los Angeles, CA

The Ninja life is in Nicole Godinez’s blood. It’s also in her soul: As an EA at Capital Group, Nicole brings her whole, authentic, and committed self to everything she does — including to her honorary role of team “Unicorn.”

Nicole’s strong work ethic, problem-solving zeal, and can-do attitude have a massive impact on her team and organization, but she’s not content to coast. In addition to prioritizing her own professional development, she’s eager to do her part to dispel antiquated perceptions about the Admin+ profession in order to ensure that more Ninjas get the opportunities they richly deserve.

Nicole’s interview shows why she’s a true force to be reckoned with…and the embodiment of an OfficeNinjas All-Star!

2021 ALL-STAR

Tonya Carter

Bay Area, CA

As EA to the CEO at Maxim Integrated, Tonya Carter has spent the past year doing everything from aggregating COVID-19 case data for the company’s 31 global offices to helming its brand new assistant development program.

While her accomplishments are impressive on their own, Tonya’s entrepreneurial take on the Admin+ role is one all Ninjas should hear: She views her contributions as an investment in the empowerment of others and in the success of her organization.

To learn more about this innovative mindset, be sure to check out our illuminating interview with 2021 All-Star Tonya Carter.

2021 ALL-STAR

Sherrisse-Lee Lewis

North Salem, NY

Look in the dictionary under “challenging the status quo,” and you might find a photo of HERE to HERE Operations Project Director Sherrisse-Lee Lewis.

The first person in her family to graduate college, Sherrisse-Lee has adeptly navigated the challenges of being a minority woman in a predominantly male industry — while also serving as a leader, coach, and facilitator of knowledge transfer in her workplace.

If you’re ready to take the reins in your professional life and you’re looking for some inspiration, our interview with 2021 All-Star Sherrisse-Lee Lewis is a must-read.

2021 ALL-STAR

Amy Spellman

Overland Park, KS

Amy Spellman’s official title may be Executive Office Manager, but she unofficially rocks another role at SelectQuote Insurance Services: Director of Fun.

Amy’s rare gift for bringing people together has never been more vital — or valued — than it has over the past year.

Even more impressive? That she manages to be the “heart of [her] company’s culture” while simultaneously supporting the SelectQuote leadership team with her characteristic creativity, positivity, and capability.

Prepare to be uplifted by our interview with 2021 OfficeNinjas All-Star Amy Spellman.

2021 ALL-STAR ADMIN TEAM

Slalom GOOLT

Seattle, WA

Slalom’s six-person Global Office Operations Leadership Team, AKA “GOOLT,” manages, supports and oversees more than 120 Ninjas across more than 36 global locations.

How do they manage to get the job done without sharing office space…let alone the same time zone?

It all comes down to a relentless commitment to working on how they work.

Learn more about this ongoing process — and so much more! — in our Q&A with Slalom’s GOOLT team leader Jill Kinison.

How it Works

Nominations for the 2021 OfficeNinjas All-Stars have closed. Winners will be announced April 16-23, 2021.

What’s an All-Star?

Following a nomination process, OfficeNinjas HQ selects five outstanding Admin+ professionals and one stellar Admin+ team to receive All-Star recognition during Admin+ Month. In addition to worldwide praise and bragging rights, OfficeNinjas All-Star winners receive an engraved award plaque, a featured interview, and an incredible prize package.

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Check out the OfficeNinjas’ All-Star Hall of Fame to see past winners and for nomination inspiration.

Who’s Eligible?

Remarkable Administrative and Operations professionals from anywhere in the U.S. and Canada are eligible. This includes (but isn’t limited to) office managers, executive assistants, administrative business partners, administrative assistants, operations leaders, workplace experience managers, and virtual/remote assistants.

Eligible teams consist of two or more Admin+ professionals who collaborate frequently.

How to Get Nominated

Managers, coworkers, and peers can nominate individuals or teams. (We have a handy Nomination Request Email Template you can use.) And self-nominations are very much encouraged.

For team nominations, submit one application per team. Answer the questions collaboratively, but choose a team captain to hit send.

The All-Star Prize Package

A Custom Engraved Award

We commission a team of local artists in the San Francisco Bay Area to handcraft a custom engraved plaque for our All-Star team and each of our individual All-Stars.

Feature Interview on OfficeNinjas.com

We sit down with each All-Star for an extensive Q+A that covers everything from their workplace experiences to the daily habits and frameworks that contribute to their career success. We’re proud to give All-Stars the recognition they deserve and to share their inspirational stories and time-tested advice with the rest of the world.

Bragging Rights

Once you’re an All-Star, you’re an All-Star for life. Past winners have used the title to open doors to new leadership and network opportunities.

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A Lavish Prize Package

Our friends at Onyx, a boutique corporate gifting company, have curated a luxury prize package filled with everything from sleek electronics to self-care must-haves and artisan goodies. Each All-Star’s impressive prize package will be delivered directly to their doorstep during Admin+ Month.

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All-Star Hall of Fame

Can we get a standing ovation? The Hall of Fame is a collection of winners’ interviews, heartwarming nominations, and incredible prize packages. It’s a virtual who’s who of the most impressive leaders, strategists, and changemakers in the industry… and you can be a part of it. It’s your move.

Meet the Admin+ Month Advocates

Our Admin+ Month Advocates are a FORCE to be reckoned with. We couldn’t be luckier to have them on our team. They’ve been our brainstormers, touchstones, sounding boards, reality checkers, cheerleaders, and SO much more.

Interested in being a 2022 Admin+ Month Advocate? Email us and we’ll add you to the interest list!

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Angela Schauf
Admin+ Month Co-Chair
Seattle, WA
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Kati Norrod
Admin+ Month Co-Chair
San Francisco, CA
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Sarah Dunbar
Ninja-in-Residence
Denver, CO
Onyx
Onyx, our #1 PREFERRED corporate gift and company swag provider, is a true champion of the Admin+ Community.

Onyx’s advocacy includes lavish prize packages for the 2021 All-Star Award Winners, generous prizes for our Raffles, and most importantly — a long-lasting commitment to serving our profession even through challenging times.

We are so grateful for their partnership and hope you consider them for any of your company needs. Contact our friends at Onyx today!

OfficeNinjas Community Advocates

Allison Zincke-Robles
Allison Zincke-Robles
Chicago, IL
Allison Zincke-Robles
Amy Spellman
Overland Park, KS
Allison Zincke-Robles
Barb Grealish
San Mateo, CA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Clarisa Valdez
Los Angeles, CA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Constanze Fuger
San Francisco, CA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Corina Terrell
Dallas, TX
Allison Zincke-Robles
Danielle Hill
San Francisco, CA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Danielle Mack
Chicago, IL
Allison Zincke-Robles
Erica Bednarski
Livonia, MI
Erica Kelley
Erica Kelley
Fairfax, VA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Helen Ma
Hayward, CA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Jill Connaway
Oakland, CA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Kellie Edwards
West Jordan, Utah
Allison Zincke-Robles
Kim Baker
Richmond, VA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Krista Burkart
Bellevue, WA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Mary Standiford
Hunt Valley, MD
Allison Zincke-Robles
Melissa Belda
Schaumburg, IL
Allison Zincke-Robles
Michelle Trevitt
Coralville, IA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Moji Oladimeji
San Francisco, CA
Nicki Bartels
Nicki Bartels
Chicago, IL
Allison Zincke-Robles
Nicki Cave
Sachse, TX
Allison Zincke-Robles
Nicole Godinez
Baldwin Park, CA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Reggie Cajayon
Austin, TX
Allison Zincke-Robles
Renae Hardy
San Francisco, CA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Ross Greenberg
Brooklyn, NY
Allison Zincke-Robles
Stacey Anker
San Francisco, CA
Allison Zincke-Robles
Tricia Kalchbrenner
Chicago, IL
Allison Zincke-Robles
Tyler Travis
Little Rock, AR
Allison Zincke-Robles
Zoila Primo
Stone Mountain, GA
Susy Salgado
Susy Salgado
Virtually Everywhere

About OfficeNinjas

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