We’re excited to share that Ruby’s own Chief Product and Technology Officer, Katharine Nester, has been awarded the first ever Best Contributor Award by PDX Women in Tech!
PDX WIT is a local Portland non-profit dedicated to celebrating and empowering women in the Portland Tech Community. Katharine was chosen to receive the Best Contributor Award by a panel of judges because of her work to increase opportunities for women in tech. Her hard work has paid off at Ruby and she’s increased female staff in her department by 50% this year! She’s also been heavily involved in App Camp for Girls, participated in PDX WIT panel events, and taken part in the PDX Mentorship Program.
We’re incredibly proud of the influence Katharine has had at Ruby and in the Portland tech community and can’t wait to see what comes next!
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We are honored to announce that Ruby® Receptionists was named the 5th Most Admired Technology company in Oregon based on a Portland Business Journal survey of CEOs across Oregon. We also made the top 25 list for the Most Admired Companies, Across All Industries.
“We are thrilled to be included in such an elite group of respected Oregon tech companies,” said Jill Nelson, Founder and CEO of Ruby. “This recognition is a reflection of our team’s collective effort to employ technology to elevate our value and service. I couldn’t be prouder of our team and their dedication to our customers and maintaining a company culture that inspires all to learn, grow and connect with others.”
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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing, and with a little help from Ruby® Receptionists, you can accomplish a heck of a lot before ringing in 2019! In addition to answering calls live in English or Spanish, creating meaningful connections, and helping you build a reputation for stellar customer service, our charming receptionists are delighted to:
- Make outbound calls. Why not check a few items off your to-do list? We’ll gladly make calls to inform your clients you’ll be out of town, reschedule appointments, confirm appointments, or even make dinner reservations! Ruby empowers you to delegate the busy work, so you can focus on what matters most.
- Switch gears at a moment’s notice. Headed to a long lunch? Leaving early for the day? Update your status to enjoy some uninterrupted free time—all while knowing your callers are in good hands. Create temporary instructions on the go with our mobile app, or email us or give us a ring!
- Relay details, so your callers are always informed. Closing your office for a well-deserved holiday break? We’ll be sure to let callers know: “The office is closed, but Ms. Entrepreneur will be happy to return your call on January 3!”
- Ensure urgent info gets to you right away, even during vacation. Want to enjoy some R&R, but need to be reached when that important client calls? Just let us know and our talented team will make it happen.
- Add a little holiday cheer to your caller experience. If you’re feeling especially festive, say the word and we’ll be happy to welcome your callers with “Season’s Greetings!” or “Happy New Year!” in place of your usual greeting. And if you’d like to update your voicemail greeting to include your best rendition of Jingle Bells, just log in to make a change—or let us know and we’ll be happy to record a new message for you.
And if you’re not a Ruby customer yet, now’s the perfect time to get started and set your business up for a stress-free holiday season and a successful 2019!
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Earlier this year, Ruby’s founder and CEO, Jill Nelson, was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017, Pacific Northwest.
Recently she sat down with Eric Friedrichsen as part of his “From Dreamers to Heroes” interview series, published on HuffPost. They discussed her journey from receptionist to entrepreneur to CEO and E&Y winner. Check it out to discover the Ruby story and see how Jill led us to be the customer-focused, tech-forward company we are today!
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