Born in Boston, fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. At the age of 15 she became a business owner of a high end fashion boutique. This early taste for working in all aspects of a business sparked her interest in working with high level Executives. Using her great organizational and planning skills she pursued a career as an Executive Assistant. Over the past 10 years she has had the pleasure of working with C- Level Executives in multiple industries including Education, Healthcare, Real Estate, Legal, Finance, Biotechnology & Software Technology. Over the years, as an EA, she has become an entrusted partner to these Executives and has assisted in numerous projects such as multiple company acquisitions, office renovations, business planning & much more. Vanessa’s passion for helping others coupled with her entrepreneurial spirit inspired both the inception of and founding of her next great endeavor, Boston Executive Assistants, (BEA). BEA is an organization that promotes the collaboration of Executive Assistants in the Greater Boston Area and unites them in a forum where like-minded and determined professionals come together to network and empower each other through shared professional experiences. Vanessa was also recently the 2017 President for Boston Business Women, an organization with over 12,000 members. Vanessa was recently nominated as the top 2017 Latino 30 under 30 by El Mundo Boston.
International speaker and teacher, Bonnie Low-Kramen is recognized as one of the world’s most respected and inspirational leaders in the administrative profession. In 2015 Bonnie was named Educator of the Year by the Domestic Estate Managers Association. She worked as the Personal Assistant to Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis for 25 years until 2011. Bonnie’s passion is to affect positive change in the global workplace by paving the way towards healthy and productive relationships between assistants, managers, and fellow staff. Bonnie and Vickie Sokol Evans host a monthly Podcast series where they tackle the burning issues of the workplace. A writer for Executive Secretary Magazine, SmartCEO Magazine, and the Ultimate Assistant blog, her website was named as one of the “Top 10 Websites for Assistants of 2015” by Business Management Daily. Bonnie is the bestselling author of the desk-side resource book “Be the Ultimate Assistant, A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high-powered employer.” She is a sought-after speaker and trainer at conferences and corporations around the world. In April 2015 she launched an international initiative called Speak Up! Pledge to motivate more positive and productive communication in the workplace (SpeakUpPledge.com.) She is a member of many professional organizations, including New York Celebrity Assistants (co-founder), International Association of Administrative Professionals, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, and the National Association of Professional Women. Bonnie is at the center of the movement to close the wage gap and to end workplace bullying.