During the interview, it became clear that the men aren’t specifically trained for the secretary profession. Still, it rolled in each in its own way - direct or indirect - and independently extended and added depth to their role. They share that genuine passion for the profession, with all its dimensions, and the fact that there’s never a dull moment.
World Administrators Alliance
IMA supports the mission and vision of the World Administrators (WA) Alliance, working on a significant initiative: the skills matrix. The skills matrix considers and structures the roles, skills, and job descriptions of all support professionals worldwide and divides them into five job profiles. With these five job profiles, they aim for recognition internationally, so both governments and industries can work with these five job profiles. This will provide clarity to all roles in our profession on an international level. Besides that, the WA Alliance also promotes diversity and inclusion for support professionals, which fits the purpose of The Male Assistants well.