Diary of a Working Queen Bee

Trying to keep the hive happy and buzzing

What is a working queen bee?

Everyone knows the queen bee does not do any work. She just bosses all the other bees around right?  I wish. From the time I was young, my daddy nicked named me the queen bee. As the oldest of 5 girls,... Continue Reading →

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A view from the Noogler* bridge: 90 days in a new company during a pandemic

Change is disruptive, it is hard regardless of your timing. Now let’s add an extra layer of complexity to it. I started a new job at a new company during the pandemic. In this new world, I only ever interviewed... Continue Reading →

The Next Chapter Begins

Change is always a good thing. It is an opportunity to grow and learn and get out of your comfort zone. I am excited to announce my next chapter. My passion has always been the intersection of Health, Life Sciences... Continue Reading →

Thank you Microsoft

Thank you for 12 amazing years Microsoft  I joined Microsoft 12 years ago hoping I could make an impact in Life Sciences. At that time the stock was $28 a share and many people questioned why Microsoft and had no... Continue Reading →

Mean Girls Lessons

  I logged on to social media one night and saw a status from a friend who was obviously upset about her daughter not being invited to party hosted by someone she believed was her friend. In today’s world, being... Continue Reading →

Reflection on 10 years #MSFT

I recently celebrated a significant milestone at Microsoft. It was my 10 year service anniversary. This has honestly been the fastest 10 years of my life. My kids are growing like weeds and moving from babies into the teenage years.... Continue Reading →

Her Hair Hung Over her Shoulder, Tied up in a Black Velvet Band

Sometimes people come into your life for a moment, a day, or for a lifetime. It matters not the time they spent with you but how they impacted your life in that time.   Can you imagine making a life... Continue Reading →

The best gift I ever received as a mother

Last mother's day, I wrote a piece on my mother called Mother's Day. This year for the first time ever, I will share someone else's thoughts on my blog in honor of mother's day. On Christmas morning this year, I... Continue Reading →

My most prized possession

  My most prized possession probably holds the financial value of a single American dollar but it has become one of the most valuable assets I have in my life.  There are families who pass down wealth, money, homes and... Continue Reading →

What advice would I give my younger self?

What advice would I give my younger self? I often moderate panel discussions and one of my closing questions, I always ask the panelist is “What advice would you give your younger self?” It often draws out great lessons that... Continue Reading →

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