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Diary of a Working Queen Bee

Trying to keep the hive happy and buzzing

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 →

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 →

Can women really have it all?

I just wrapped up three weeks of work travel. Rarely do I have travel aligned so closely together and spend such a large stretch away from home. It just happened that way and I thought I would suck it up... 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 →

My new mantra: Just say no to Multi-tasking

Years ago, I use to proudly state I was the ultimate multi-tasker. Over the last year, I have noticed that my multi-tasking skills were simply a coping mechanism and the quality of each task I was doing began to deteriorate.... Continue Reading →

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