Tomorrow, April 27th is Administrative Professional’s Day! Remember when it used to be called Secretary’s Day? National Professional Secretaries Week and National Secretary’s Day was created in 1952 through the work of Harry F. Klemfuss of Young and Rubicam. Klemfuss recognized the importance and value of the position to a company or business, but his real reason was to get more women to become secretaries. He did promote the value and importance of the job the secretary did and using his influence he created the “holiday” in recognition of secretaries.
In today’s world we rarely hear the term secretary, we now hear “Executive Administrator” or “Administrative Professionals.” The two names mean added responsibilities and changes to the “secretary” position and can mean different things with different companies. We no longer find just women in these positions either, there are more and more men entering these positions.
While it is great to recognize these wonderful women and men, and to have this special day for our professionals who do so much in keeping the offices running, we should remember to appreciate them every day and not just thank them once a year!
To all my Paralegal pals, don’t forget our special day is June 25, 2011, which coincides with the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations Conference being held in beautiful San Francisco at Fisherman’s Wharf! For more information, you can check it out here.