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Diary of a Working Queen Bee

Trying to keep the hive happy and buzzing

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 →

Leadership Topic: How do I find the perfect mentor for me?

There are a lot of theories out there regarding mentors. I want to share with you my thoughts and best practices that worked for me.  There is an old school thought that everyone should have a mentor and I agree... Continue Reading →

Women helping other women

I read the book, Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg and I felt inspired. She awoke something in me that I can’t explain but I gravitated to the message. You can say what you want about the book but there is... 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 →

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