Everyone has to start somewhere and sometimes starting somewhere means starting at the bottom.
When we think of Secretaries and Personal Assistants, we immediately think of “The Devil Wears Prada” and, synonymously think of how difficult it can be to make it in the world when starting off in a position as difficult and berating as that one seemed. We also seem to relate assistants, aides and secretaries to women, but that is not always the case.
Any successful, powerful leader of government or industry, most likely has a devoted and capable secretary, aide or assistant by his or her side or lurking in the background. History.com rounded up their picks for the top secretaries, assistants and aides throughout history who stand out as particularly influential in the careers and lives of their famous bosses—including a few who went on to become famous themselves.
Just goes to show you that a foot in the door can lead to the unknown. Working hard definitely pays off, no matter what it is you do.