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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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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 →

A four legged addition to the hive

I have a successful friend and mentor who has raised her daughter and managed an impressive career. One day we were having lunch and personal regrets came up in conversation.  With her daughter now away at college, she told me... Continue Reading →

How to raise a confident daughter

  I recently attended a funeral where my cousin stood up and spoke about her dad, Jerry, who passed away suddenly. She was sharing her thoughts and I realized she had answered a question that has puzzled me for years:... Continue Reading →

Loyalty

Where has all the loyalty gone? I remember my first internship at DuPont Chemicals.   At the end of my 6-month engagement, I attended a Town hall meeting where a senior executive stated “There was a time where if you got... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day

She was born into this world on August 27,1947 weighing in at only 1 pound 6 ounces in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Back then it was miracle that she survived. Her mother was not so lucky. Just a few months after... Continue Reading →

What is your currency?

The older I get the more I learn that the most valuable thing to me is time:         Time with my kids Time to work on my to do list Time to spend at the beach Time to take care of... Continue Reading →

Recipe for a successful flexible work arrangement

A few people have asked for my advice on this topic so I thought I would share my recipe for a successful flexible work arrangement. If you have a company policy to support flexible arrangements, I do find the more... Continue Reading →

You always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.

Are you looking for a change in your career or currently unemployed? In a work rut or just not sure if you are on the right path? I clearly remember standing on my front lawn years ago having a discussion... Continue Reading →

Never be afraid to leave early

Happy New Year Working Queen Bee Readers! Right before the holidays I was on a conference call with a group of people from work and at the end of the call, a woman I had never met before said, “Andrea,... Continue Reading →

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