Anneli is the Office Manager/Executive Assistant at Dynamo Ventures. She likes to think of herself as the administrative “swiss army knife” who supports the team as they work with all key stakeholders from founders and LPs through to corporates. Prior to Dynamo, Anneli worked as an executive assistant at Relay Therapeutics, prior to which she was a senior executive assistant at Wellington Management.
Outside of the office, Anneli enjoys volunteering as a docent at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, leading creative writing workshops, and commuting as much as she can via bicycle thanks to Chattanooga’s Blue Bike program.
I want to thank Sue from Wellington for taking a chance on me. I had never supported a C-suite executive when I started working with Sue and her team as an administrative assistant. She and I became true collaborators as we created a support process that worked best for her. She always treated me with respect and as a valued member of her team. When I made a mistake she gave me feedback like a coach to help me improve. I learned a great deal about leadership and mentorship as I worked alongside Sue and saw the incredible impact she had on the firm as a whole. I’m forever grateful she took the risk and gave me a chance!
I will never be able to narrow it down to one book, but at the moment I am totally inspired by Priya Parker’s book The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters. She shares a very compelling case for making time to prepare and intentionally plan every meeting, gathering, family social, etc. We can’t expect our gatherings to lead to great outcomes if we don’t prepare well. Priya Parker is also an excellent speaker, and if you don’t have time to read the whole book I highly recommend her interview with Krista Tippett from the podcast On Being.