Eight years into the Empowered Administrators Conference, we continue to make waves in impacting on the lives of office professionals. We continue to steer this profession to greater success. Our chosen theme, Stepping up & Leaning In, shifts the focus onto the office professionals’ capabilities and on what they are expected to deliver. This theme explores fundamental questions of what can you as an office professional do in your organisation to add to the impact of your line manager, your department and your colleagues? The power to change your career to meet the demands of the 4th Industrial Revolution is in your hands. Stepping up and leaning terms are a new currency in the workplace. Both are synonymous with getting ahead.