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Diary of a Working Queen Bee

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Trust your Instinct

Instinct. in·stinct \ˈin-ˌstiŋ(k)t\: A natural or innate impulse, inclination, or tendency. Last week I had a revelation I want to share with you. Trusting your instinct really works. Really? Not that mind boggling, I know but I had a string... Continue Reading →

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