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About The Event

Please join us for an evening of networking, learning and celebration with special guest speakers Joanne Linden, CAP, CEAP, Author and Founder of AdminUniverse™; Linda McFarland, Author and Founder of Ascend2Success; and Ron Li, Managing Director of Ajilon.

The Ajilon evening is meant to engage and acknowledge the Administrative Professional for their dedication and passion for their discipline. The event will deliver a mix of networking with your peers, learning experience and celebration of the profession.

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 1, 2014
6 pm to 6:30 pm – Networking
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Ron Li – Resume Rework Tips
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Joanne Linden –  5 Steps to Successful Goal Setting
7:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Linda McFarland – Networking is About Making a Lasting Impression
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Mix and Mingle

Winchester Mystery House ]
526 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 4088.247.2101

Subject Matter Experts:

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Ron Li, Managing Director with Ajilon
Ron has over 20 years of Human Resources and recruiting experience. He held multiple leadership positions with companies such as Bed Bath and Beyond and Kaiser Permanente. Ron has been very active in the community and frequently invited to be a guest speaker to job seeker events such as Job Boot Camp by Congresswoman Jackie Speier. Currently, Ron is the Managing Director of Accounting Principals and Ajilon Staffing, part of the largest recruiting firm in the world. He has a MBA in International Business and is certified PHR and Employment Law Specialist.

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Joanne Linden, CAP, CEAP, Author
Founder and Master Trainer with AdminUniverse 

Founder and Master Trainer with AdminUniverse Joanne Linden has a background that spans more than 30 years as an executive assistant. With the majority of her career in Silicon Valley, she has worked with and been part of both successful start-ups and billion-dollar corporations.

A true activist for professional administrators, Joanne, along with other CEO assistants, developed the first certificate program for administrative professionals with UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley. Joanne served on the advisory board and has been an instructor for that program. Joanne is a member and past Chairperson of Silicon Valley Catalysts Association (SVCA) and past President of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), San Jose and Crossroads Chapters.

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Linda McFarland, Founder, Ascend2Success
Trainer, Speaker, Coach, Author, Executive Assistant

With extensive hands-on experience supporting high level executives, Linda has mastered her “never-panic” demeanor. She has held executive assistant positions with a variety of start-up and Fortune-listed companies, spanning the legal, medical, energy, and high-technology industries. She is performance-driven, a strategic thinker, and intuitive problem solver.

Linda has a progressive record of achievement developing, educating, and training administrative professionals. With this expertise, Linda launched Ascend2Success (ascend2success.com) to help administrative professionals maximize their potential through coaching, training, and speaking. As a popular educator, she creates workshops and webinars and is a guest speaker at conferences and corporate events nationwide. She is also a founding and active member of the Silicon Valley Catalysts Association (SVCA) which is a group for CEO Assistants in Silicon Valley (1995-Present).


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