Bonnie Low-Kramen’s career for 25 years was as the Personal Assistant to Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis. Using what she learned, in 2011, she resigned from one dream job to take on another – improving the global workplace focusing on the relationship between executives and their assistants. Bonnie is now one of the most respected experts around workplace issues, and has been traveling the United States and the world speaking and teaching in Paris, London and Dubai. Audiences can’t get enough of her inspirational and entertaining presentations.
As an author, Bonnie wrote the bestselling book about the profession, Be the Ultimate Assistant, A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high-powered employer and is a contributing writer to Executive Secretary Magazine and Glassdoor.com. Bonnie’s website was recently named one of the Top Five Online Resources for Assistants by Business Management Daily. Bonnie is a co-founder and former President of New York Celebrity Assistants (NYCA.)
A member of the National Speaker’s Association, Bonnie has been selected to speak at the 2015 national convention in Washington, DC. The 90-minute presentation is called, “Hire an Assistant. Get a Life.”
Bonnie is a passionate spokesperson on issues concerning the workplace and enjoys clearing up the myths to set the record straight. As a result, she has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, NY Post, and Vanity Fair, and interviewed on Entertainment Tonight and Good Day New York among others. She is a popular guest speaker at global conferences. The National Arts Club in NYC hosted a star-studded “Be the Ultimate Assistant” book party for 250 people in 2008. In 2003, she was honored by her peers for career achievement at a ceremony in Beverly Hills.
Bonnie’s work with Olympia Dukakis included close involvement with the Academy Award win for Moonstruck, the 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis, travel around the world to places such as Sydney, London, Alaska and Prague and numerous awards shows and benefits. A New Jersey native, Bonnie holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers University in English and Theatre. She worked in public relations and marketing for not-for-profit theatres in Chicago, Atlanta and Houston before returning to New Jersey where she became Public Relations Director at Olympia Dukakis’ Whole Theatre in Montclair, NJ. The rest is history.