Diary of a Working Queen Bee

Trying to keep the hive happy and buzzing



“The bad news is times flies, the good news is you are the pilot” – Michael Altshuler

Time moves so fast and the older you get, the faster it seems to be moving. I can’t believe that my two year anniversary at Google has arrived so quickly. Two years, that’s 730 days at Google Cloud focused on... Continue Reading →

It’s my one year Googleversary 

Wow, that year went quickly! I started a new job in a new company and worked a whole twelve months without ever being in person on campus, with my teammates or my customers. I feel like I should say that... 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 →

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 →

The Highlight of my first Grace Hopper Conference

I just spent a few days in Houston at the Grace Hopper Conference. The Grace hopper event is for women in technology come together to share ideas, create a sense of community, and bond. It is also a big recruiting... Continue Reading →

Working from Home: Remove the Stress

I am blessed to work for a company that strongly believes in working from home when not traveling or meeting with customers. It is a great option but it is not always perfume and roses. Quite frankly, it can be... Continue Reading →

How does 100 cups of hot cocoa equal or have the same value as $1m deal?

Work life balance is a hot topic but I think prioritizing that balance is important. It is hard to do. I know it all too well. It was December a few years back and I found myself in the middle of... Continue Reading →

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