Celebrating International Women’s Day at Virtual Gurus

by
Alexa Kowaltchuk
Published:
March 12, 2021

Read below for short interviews with a few of our team members

At Virtual Gurus, we’re proud to celebrate the fact that 95% of our virtual assistants are female and our C-Suite is led by two powerful females: Bobbie Racette, our Founder & CEO and Margaret Glover-Campbell, our COO. In recognition of International Women’s Day held earlier this week, we’d like to introduce you to a few other inspirational team members who work behind the scenes. We spoke with Jade Stevens, one of our talented Web and Design Gurus; Mary Eagle Speaker, our new Virtual Success Partner and Jenine Angell, one of our personable Sales Managers about their experience working with Virtual Gurus.

Jade Stevens, Web and Design Manager

How did you begin your career with Virtual Gurus?

I was brought onto Virtual Gurus by a previous account manager to work on websites, primarily. I was excited by the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients and be a part of an exciting, growing company. I feel like I’m part of something special.

What do you love about working with Virtual Gurus?

I love the clients that I’ve been blessed to work with and that I set my own schedule (have been since 2012 so this was a nice addition to my lifestyle).

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

International Women’s Day is a reminder to honour all who’ve come before me and worked hard to ensure gender equality. I love the message of “choose to challenge” to create a more alert world (via the IWD website).

Mary Eagle Speaker, Virtual Success Partner & Assistant

How did you begin your career with Virtual Gurus?

My goal has always been to support other Indigenous people and organizations. So when I decided to become a VA eight years ago, I could only hope that my expertise would be in demand. This has proven to be true and now I get to work with many Indigenous and non-Indigenous companies alike.

What do you love about working with Virtual Gurus?

Working with the Virtual Guru’s team truly has been an extremely rewarding experience! Knowing that my skills are valued and appreciated has brought me so much joy and confidence. I can honestly say that becoming an Indigenous Virtual Assistant has been the best career move I ever made!

Jenine Angell, Sales Manager

What do you love about working with Virtual Gurus?

We are a team first! I love supporting a team of dedicated individuals that sincerely want to help underrepresented individuals feel part of a community of success. There is such a joy in being a part of a team that seriously wants us ALL to succeed. Don’t get me wrong, we all want to kick butt but we do it in a way that inspires and encourages one another. That’s a train I want to be on!!

Why did you choose sales as a career?

I’ve been in sales my whole career, whether it’s leading a team or being an individual contributor. Selling is about helping. By helping individuals or businesses succeed I feel like I’m focused on the bigger picture – the brighter future and supporting people in a way that aligns with my values. DO good. BE good.  

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

I think EVERYDAY women should celebrate who we are as women and what we bring to the table with our unique lens, insight and perspective.  To have a day designated to women is somewhat like your birthday… It’s great to have the accolades and love in a moment but how do we move to know that the dynamic women in this world shouldn’t need to face barriers to have a voice, a vote, or have control of their lives and worlds.  We’ve got it and it needs to be part of our everyday… Let it shine!

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Alexa Kowaltchuk

Alexa is a social media and blogging guru with a severe case of the travel bug. For the last 3 years, she has been travelling across the world while working as a digital nomad. When not busy writing and creating content, she is out discovering new cheeses to add to her next cheese board.

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