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  1. Grey Jabesi

    Grey Jabesi

    No sex marriages keep on increasing.
    Grey Jabesi
  2. Antonio Alonso

    Antonio Alonso

    Antonio Alonso
    Solid GEAR collaborates with STEM talent girl
    solidgeargroup.com Solid GEAR collaborates with the project Stem Talent Girl, we have deployed “Stem Talent Girl Cloud” based on the platform...
  3. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    Why women over 30 will not start their own businesses.
    Why women over 30 will not start their own businesses.A version of this article was originally published on LinkedIn. Republishing on beBee following complaints that articles can't be read on LinkedIn unless one is an account holder. Besides, not that many people read my articles on LinkedIn anyway,...


    Aleta Curry
    20/02/2017 #23 Aleta Curry
    #22 Way cool - delighted to hear it @Lori Boxer
    Lori Boxer
    19/02/2017 #22 Lori Boxer
    I know several women over 30 who started their businesses last year and two who are in the midst of start-ups as I write this.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/02/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #13 How sweet of you to offer @Aleta Curry, I may just take you up on that! It's always great to get on outsiders POV :))
    Aleta Curry
    19/02/2017 #20 Aleta Curry
    @Phil Friedman said: 'And women, if I may, have an innate tendency to plan too much and too long, which when it comes to starting their own small business, dissipates the energies required to actually pull the trigger.'

    I agree, actually. I think women may be hired-wired to aim for security. If you ever get a chance to see or read the play 'Defending the Caveman', do. Not only is it hilarious, but it contains some serious home truths.

    'Against that, the pre-discussion and planning may be why a higher percentage of women who do start their own businesses succeed than do men.'

    Yep. That might also explain the success of the mom-and-pop-shop combo.
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #19 Phil Friedman
    #17 Perhaps, I am simply inferring what is not there. On the basis of so much BS on social media about starting your own business -- which for too many people seems to me to involve simply starting to blog and offering content for sale. But I commend you for tackling the subject. A more serious suggestion might be to look at the fact that men are truly from Mars and women from Venus. And women, if I may, have an innate tendency to plan too much and too long, which when it comes to starting their own small business, dissipates the energies required to actually pull the trigger. Against that, the pre-discussion and planning may be why a higher percentage of women who do start their own businesses succeed than do men. Just thinking out loud. Thanks and cheers!
    Aleta Curry
    19/02/2017 #18 Aleta Curry
    #14 #14 Hi @Yolanda Berry! Thanks for reading and participating.

    For those of us not in the USA, SCORE = ?

    Love your acronym for FEAR - LOVE it! Stealing!
    Aleta Curry
    19/02/2017 #17 Aleta Curry
    #16 Did I say that? I didn't even mean to imply it.

    I'll edit the first line to make that clear. Thanks, @Phil Friedman
    Phil Friedman
    18/02/2017 #16 Phil Friedman
    With all due respect, Aleta, I suggest it is a mistake to see owning one's own as an end in itself. One can want to make a living (or get rich) doing something you really enjoy. Or prefer to be completely in charge of one's destiny. Or have any number of other reasons. But simply to own a business should not be one of them. Especially, if you already have a high-paying job, with benefits and retirement pension. And are relatively happy in that position. IMO.
    Kenneth Mumford
    18/02/2017 #15 Kenneth Mumford
    We have an app that will allow you to get paid watching ads on your cell phone. It is something new that you will share and others will do the same. You will make commissions you wont believe. It is called Divvee. Go check it out for yourself. If you want to know more message me. Have a great day. #12
    Yolanda Berry
    18/02/2017 #14 Yolanda Berry
    More than ever, there is no better time than to start a business. Due to the rapid growth in technology, women and men can gain the knowledge, skills, and know-how. There are several online programs, webinars and professional organizations available. SCORE and the Chamber of Commerce are great places to start. Networking must not only be online, but in-person. Just taking small, baby steps is productive, despite feeling fear or rejection. Never get caught up in numbers. Quality is better than quantity. Finding your target audience is much more beneficial than having a large following. It all comes down to the basics and moving slow yet steady to produce the results you desire. Feel the fear and do it anyhow. It's only (FEAR) False Evidence Appearing Real anyway!
    Aleta Curry
    18/02/2017 #13 Aleta Curry
    #12 You can pick my brains anytime, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Please note that I charge double for family and friends. No, of course I'm kidding, you've been such a delight, I'd be glad to give you a freebie!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #11 I think one of these days (sooner than not) I need to speak to someone who can possibly guide me with some of my ideas or possibly give me some food for thought, maybe someone else would see something in me I'm not picking up on. It is very frustrating, we could use an extra paycheck lol. My husband is self employed and every year differs due to contracts that waver.

    Oh so much fun with the middle of the night 'thoughts', not sure about you but my mind tends to run races at night. I was thinking of using notepad on my phone to type out some of my thoughts but that requires using that FUN keyboard LOL.
    Aleta Curry
    17/02/2017 #11 Aleta Curry
    #8 I really don't think you're alone, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. It's the curse of the multi-talented to have trouble deciding which project it would be best to throw their energy into.

    I do that middle-of-the-night thing, too. When I was in school my mother got me into the habit of keeping a notebook on the night stand. Doesn't always work; sometimes I'm too tired to be bothered, but I *have* sometimes made good use of the technique.

    Thanks for the compliment, that's sweet.
    Aleta Curry
    17/02/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    #9 I'm impressed that you manage so well on the phone keyboard. I'm using a laptop at the mo and it's killing me!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/02/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    uggh, sorry for typos below, not great at typing from my sucky phone keyboard
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/02/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I sure can relate to Grace @Aleta Curry,image and age to name a few. I have too many ideas that float through my brain but Ive never had the coursge to act on them. And, why is it what I perceive as really cool ideas come to me in the middle of the night when I have no one to share them with?! By morning my cluttrred brain may forget what I had in mind. I know self doubt is a major road block for me. I always worked for an organization and stsyed home with my kids for a good piece of time. I focused so much on them I think I forgot to focus on what my needs would be when they left home. I just began to realize the major potential SM offers when I became fsirly active on Linkedin first but it waant until I joined bebee that I realized opportunity awaits us all. I just wish I could pinpoint my niche. Love your writing style Aleta! Signed officially over 30 for sometime 👑🎈
    Aleta Curry
    17/02/2017 #7 Aleta Curry
    #6 Well, Emily, when your arms get tired of rowing, message me and I'll shove you out! (I promise to put a live preserver on you first!) :D
    Emily🐝 Bee
    17/02/2017 #6 Emily🐝 Bee
    I'm in this very boat!
    Aleta Curry
    17/02/2017 #5 Aleta Curry
    #3 Spot on @Jennifer Schultz, exactly so.
    Aleta Curry
    17/02/2017 #4 Aleta Curry
    #2 That's such a good way of looking at it, Kevin. I need that on a meme.
  4. ProducerNicole Chardenet
    It's All Your Parents' Fault!
    It's All Your Parents' Fault!When you descend into your own unconscious, pack an extra lunch and an emergency kit. Things could get ugly. Photo by Darkday on Flickr What’s wrong with your life? How screwed up in the head are you? How much of a major...


    Brian McKenzie
    16/02/2017 #12 Brian McKenzie
    The women in my life are friends, nothing more. I am not interested in anything else that is not on my terms not in my control. When I leave the country, none of them are coming with me. Just as I have done in 22 other countries.
    Love is transactional, conditional, disposable and temporary - and each of them directly & clearly know that I will never get married and never have kids. This shit show ends with me. I am the last of my family, and I have no regrets about chopping down the family tree.
    Nicole Chardenet
    16/02/2017 #11 Nicole Chardenet
    #4 I don't doubt you've had a tough life, Brian, and things you've said in the past indicate the problems started early and weren't the fault of a small child. I really don't like seeing a fellow human being in so much pain, even you, who go out of your way to try and bring everyone around you down with you. The thing is, whether you realize it or not, you have a *choice* to live happier or not. Maybe not happy-hippie-joy-joy but you *do* have the power to move beyond whatever is eating you (and it must be one mother of a demon. Maybe a father of a demon too!) Like it or not, it's clear you are absolutely controlled by others, especially women, who are apparently the root of all your problems. Why you give us so much power over you is beyond me but it's clear half the human race absolutely controls your brain as if we were a collective pink RFID chip in your cerebral cortex.

    Remember, it's a *choice*. It wasn't your choice to be dealt the bad hand you clearly got in life, despite your 'privilege', but it's your choice whether to lead a miserable life or not. Right now, you *choose* misery.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    16/02/2017 #10 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #9 That would in my mind be the difference between nurture and enable
    Nicole Chardenet
    16/02/2017 #9 Nicole Chardenet
    #5 Much agreed, Max. Although I'd add that maybe we rely too much on others' opinions of us. But we do absolutely rely on each other, for pretty much everything, regardless of how 'independent' we think we are. Everything we use was made or harvested and distributed by others. Even the homeless guy living under the overpass and fending for himself isn't truly independent.
    Nicole Chardenet
    16/02/2017 #8 Nicole Chardenet
    #6 I tried living with shit, it wasn't all that much fun. I choose a different way now.
    Nicole Chardenet
    16/02/2017 #7 Nicole Chardenet
    #3 Hey Todd, I can thank my mom for my crappy lungs that picked up every winter infection back in the day and my father for my propensity to gain weight if I'm not careful, and them *both* for the crowded set of teeth that only modern-day orthodontia could fix. But, they did the best they could and I did get lucky in the birth lottery. Sucks to be us!
    Devesh Bhatt
    16/02/2017 #6 Devesh Bhatt
    my parents did not sell me off, gave me a decent living as a child. I'm alive and have dreams. Some genes to be proud of.
    Fear, doubt, denial and blaming can make life shit, learnt it the good and the bad way. Why persist with shit?
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    16/02/2017 #5 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Not blame or fault, the responsibility for who we become lays equally on our own shoulders for the choices we make and the rest of the world for what they project at and on us.

    As independent as any of can be in thought we are absolutely interdependent on each other for our lives and every aspect of them. It's inescapable that this one reality is a shared one and everyone is responsible for what it looks like in the now with what we project and allow to take root within us to grow to come from us.
    Brian McKenzie
    16/02/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    Dad should have kept it in his pants, mom should have held an aspirin between her knees. Getging randy in a van while trying to capture their own version of Woodstock was a bad idea. F*cking Hippies - there are few things on this planet I loathe more than F*cking Hippies. 8?/
    Todd Jones
    16/02/2017 #3 Todd Jones
    I blame my giant, freak clown-head on my father. He asked a lot of his baseball caps, which were always pushed to the verge of failure as indicated by the overtaxed last hole of the adjustable plastic back-strap. I've never queried my mother for confirmation, but I'm quite certain that I was a C-section baby.

    Other than that, I have no one to blame but myself for non-genetic concerns, such as an unyielding propensity to learn everything the hard way. Another cheekily terrific post Nicole!
    Nicole Chardenet
    14/02/2017 #2 Nicole Chardenet
    #1 Oh, you probably hopelessly farked them up, Pascal :) I did my part for humanity by not reproducing, by choice rather than circumstance. The world probably couldn't handle another one of me ;)
    Pascal Derrien
    14/02/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Entertaining read, I wonder how much impact (or lack of) I may have on my children :-)
  5. ProducerPat 🐝 Bagano

    Pat 🐝 Bagano

    Dear Strong Woman, Never Apologize for Being Yourself
    Dear Strong Woman, Never Apologize for Being YourselfYou have been through a lot. You deserve a little more appreciation for who you truly are. Don’t back down, and don’t allow setbacks to ruin your great plans. Scarred and bruised you allowed your heart to guide you, and you know there is...
  6. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    An Empowered Life
    An Empowered Life Question To Self...Do I have the skills, authority, capability, autonomy, motivation to take charge of my life?That is one of my questions to self, as I grow older. I am accountable to the 'me' I want to be, and have been throughout my life.If I...


    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    04/02/2017 #18 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #14 @Donna-Luisa Eversley this is a poem we all would love to read 😇✌I'm flattered and will be working more...want to grow 📝
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #17 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #8 @David B. Grinberg ..big round of applause ..thanks for making it clear that discrimination against women should never be tolerated. I felt through each word in your comment, your support. 🍉🍐🍒🍓🌺🌼🌻🌹🌸😀😊
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #16 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #7 Thank you @🐝 Fatima Williams, 🍒🍑🍓🌺🌷🌿🌴You have zoned in on a provocative line haha
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #5 @Ken Boddie ..thanks so very much... You regal me with poems,
    and words right from your heart
    I appreciate your joyful ode
    Makes me forget my load! 🌹🍁🍀🍂🌸🌻
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #14 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Sushmita Thakare Jain...this is for you today my empowered friend.. Congratulations 😇
    Laura Mikolaitis
    03/02/2017 #13 Laura Mikolaitis
    A beautiful message and lovely and vibrant poem, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. While we have definitely made strides in many areas there are still road blocks, aren't there? I continually deal with the label of "being a woman" in the work place and fighting for equal pay. It's an exhausting battle, but one that I have to fight. Not just for me but for those that come after me, and for those who haven't found their voice yet. It's disheartening to watch the inequality that reverberates throughout our society, and sometimes within the confines of our own environment. If you are a strong, intelligent woman who is passionate and not afraid to speak her mind, you risk being labeled as a bitch. And for a while, I let the labels and judgement hold me back from being me. It's freeing to walk the walk though and I'm so glad I finally broke free from the "can't" handcuffs.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a great conversation you had with your daughter @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Believe me, the things you speak about now may not seem to be resonating with her but your words will. You walk the talk and that's what matters. Your poem sounded like something Maya Angelou would have written, I really like it. Very inspirational read.
    Michele Williams
    03/02/2017 #11 Michele Williams
    Wonderful and empowering buzz, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Thanks for tagging me. I went to a talk on women in tech today. Wonderful programs on coding and robotics for girls sponsored by University of Iowa and others.
    Devesh Bhatt
    03/02/2017 #10 Devesh Bhatt
    You know all the pebbles on the street.
    A very kind gesture of a self made person :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/02/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley, our Queen Sunshiny Bee, you are truly amazing. This is a beautiful and meaningful poem and one that all women should be able to enjoy.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/02/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this awesome buzz, DL. Put simply, sex-based discrimination against women and girls should never be tolerated -- period! Moreover, sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, pregnancy bias and gender-based wage discrimination (equal work for equal pay).
    Further, I would be remiss without mentioning the many other types of discrimination ranging from the workplace to every place, including (but not limited to): race, color, religion, national origin/ethnicity, age/looks, disability, genetic information/DNA, etc.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    02/02/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Beautiful Beautiful buzz dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley Love the message.

    Confident glow of womanhood at its peak is what this buzz poem tells me.

    To all the amazing women in the world including the lovely bubbly one @Donna-Luisa Eversley 🤗🤗🤗🤗
    Ken Boddie
    02/02/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    Walk the walk and talk the talk,
    I'll be there watching,
    Like a friendly hawk.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pascal Derrien sometimes you are soo spot on I feel outed! hahaha.. bingo#3
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    Rites of passage is very often associated when one is entering a new era but it is also a rite of passage when you leave one.... maybe you are both in the same zone at a different time in your life :-) I am watching you walking..... :-)
  7. ProducerDorothy Cooper

    Dorothy Cooper

    Mother - Madonna Woman + Bump Complex
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  8. ProducerNicole Chardenet
    Women's-Only Groups: Are They Archaic?
    Women's-Only Groups: Are They Archaic?As we move into the most divisive era in modern times I find myself wondering: Aren’t women’s-only groups kinda retro? Even archaic?It’s 2017. Yes, I know who’s in the White House. Forget that for a moment. No wait, don’t. Keep it in the forefront...


    Nicole Chardenet
    02/02/2017 #30 Nicole Chardenet
    #29 No problem. Have a good and safe day.
    Mike Rana
    01/02/2017 #29 Mike Rana
    Anyway, sorry to have accidentally hijacked the thread with my "zombie-like" behavior, but I'm sorry to hear these sentiments.
    Brian McKenzie
    01/02/2017 #28 Brian McKenzie
    Many of the good guys are practicing hard risk mitigation and have decided it is not worth the danger to be around masses of low info prattle cattle. Long guns and hot scopes - keep the lunacy in your own backyard
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/02/2017 #27 Harvey Lloyd
    #24 ....and dangerous when cornered
    Nicole Chardenet
    01/02/2017 #26 Nicole Chardenet
    #25 So goes the mythology, anyway, supported by what very few lives are actually saved by a "good guy with a gun".

    But 99.99999 times out of 100, that guy is never around when some asshole starts shooting up a church or a kindergarten. All those guns in America, and so few good guys around when you need them.
    Mike Rana
    30/01/2017 #25 Mike Rana
    I may have accidentally commented on the wrong thread. I was in a thread where the topic was brought around.

    But, hey, be thankful those zombies are around since they do save lives. :D#19
    Brian McKenzie
    30/01/2017 #24 Brian McKenzie
    Pavlovian kibble - people are not so difficult to lead. Practice Herd Analysis and Livestock Management - and they are largely predictable. It is the lone wolves that are difficult go count for, and they are significantly rare.
    Harvey Lloyd
    30/01/2017 #23 Harvey Lloyd
    #22 I wouldn't disagree. But i also believe the backlash will be based on the human and not the needs. Our globalness is bringing about change in economy and security. Attacking Trump will not answer the questions.

    I can find reason for hate in any circumstance. It is more difficult to find solutions. While hate rivals our thoughts solutions will not come.

    While we fight for the extremes we are occupied without divisiveness. History has displayed this in many civilizations and it doesn't end well. It's not about good and evil nor special interest, rather its about creating opportunities that our society can survive itself.

    If nothing else it will be a spectacle as we move forward. The shame is the fact that so many great minds are out there with solutions and paths to this end. They are sidelined as representing one of the extremes. The one thing we can bank on is whoever wins the battle of extremes, we will suffer the fallout of the results, they won't.
    Nicole Chardenet
    30/01/2017 #22 Nicole Chardenet
    #17 'T'will be interesting to see how much buyer's remorse there is in the next few months. There's going to be a huge global backlash against Trump.
    Nicole Chardenet
    30/01/2017 #21 Nicole Chardenet
    #16 I still find remarkably few feminism groups for both men and women. I found a few on Facebook last night, but most of them still have that bunker mentality. Got a message from Meetup last night about a new "powerful women" group starting up, but when I went to check it out, guess what, no men allowed. And I thought, "You're not ready for the power, girlfriends."
    Nicole Chardenet
    30/01/2017 #20 Nicole Chardenet
    #14 They do, Brian, which is why millions of female voters share the blame for any s**t Donald Trump pulls against women.

    And if sexual predation becomes more of "the norm" now...yeah...some of them share that blame too. That's going to upset the victim feminists who sound like I'm saying "they're asking for it", but when you see a photo of a Trumpanzee with a shirt that says, "Donald Trump can grab my" with an arrow pointing downward...yeah, she's asking for it. Making it clear with that message that she's okay with you-know-what-grabbing.

    Just the sort of thing women have got to START taking responsibility for.
    Nicole Chardenet
    30/01/2017 #19 Nicole Chardenet
    #13 I'm not sure what guns had to do with anything, but someone mentioned it and there's no better way to bring the 2A zombies out of the bunker than to start talking about guns and gun rights.
    Eva Pérez Duque
    30/01/2017 #18 Eva Pérez Duque
    Very interesting article, thanks @nicole chardenet
    Harvey Lloyd
    30/01/2017 #17 Harvey Lloyd
    I believe we have come full circle. Up to the fifties we lived in a world that was governed by a male dominant, egotistical segregated free world. Today we self segregate ourselves into enclaves so much that everyone now can identify with a social group. Not to much different than the nomadic ways of our distant past. Certainly more sophisticated.

    We are humans. Although some needs are unique to various individual humans, for the most part we all need pretty much the same thing. Food, clothing, shelter, and the pursuit of happiness. Although special interest has its qualities it has its side affects also. Are the side effects worth the gains in the end? This question is for each individual human to make.

    Your questions here were on point with reconsidering our current special interest make up. I will have to say that comments such as tying Trump voters to any class is degrading. From the High School graduate to the PHD, Female and Male, everyone voted for their candidate from the human aspects of their existence. Leading humans is a difficult task. We cant win an election by satisfying everyone and life as a human leader, has a way of demonstrating the dichotomy of decisions.

    If we want change then it will start in the community we live with everyone participating.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #16 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    I agree whole heartedly @Nicole Chardenet - I started a networking group a while back called The Daisy Chain Network. Originally I conceived it to be a women only group, but soon changed my mind and almost from the beginning it was totally inclusive, anyone can join regardless of gender, race, creed or orientation. The whole point of the group was to give support to other entrepreneurs and small business owners, not only from referrals but from advice won from years of experience. In my opinion the only way to achieve balance is to be inclusive, men and women bring many different views to the table and if we work together we can only become stronger.
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/01/2017 #15 Aurorasa Sima
    #14 great argument! Mill of w watch Bachelor...
    Brian McKenzie
    26/01/2017 #14 Brian McKenzie
    #12 Millions that elected Trump were women, white women at that. Looks like scads of women love Post Turtles !
    Mike Rana
    26/01/2017 #13 Mike Rana
    "demonstrating that easy access to guns is the main reason why America has such a high rate of gun deaths"

    I'm guessing you haven't researched or are unaware of the pages of restrictive laws prevent such "easy access to guns."
    Now, if you're referring to the fact that one can simply go into a retail store and purchase one, there's a lengthy procedure involved in securing that purchase.
    I'm not sure what climate change or evolution have to do with this topic.

    As far as Trump's victory, the predominate variable that many seem to overlook is that people were so afraid of Hillary Clinton that a "supremely unqualified post turtle" was more qualified in their book. Not sure what that has to go with guns (who, for the record has a lengthy record on gun control).#12
    Nicole Chardenet
    26/01/2017 #12 Nicole Chardenet
    #11 Yes, well millions of Americans have just elected a supremely unqualified post turtle as President who depends on the same fake news sites and fake 'think tanks" as millions of law-abiding gun owners. Many millions of law-abiding Americans also disagree with the reality of climate change, evolution, and mountains of data demonstrating that easy access to guns is the main reason why America has such a high rate of gun deaths (two-thirds of which are suicides. Easy to blow that one off until it's someone you love who blows their own brains out.)
    Mike Rana
    24/01/2017 #11 Mike Rana
    Millions of law-abiding gun owners in America would disagree with your comment, including ones that legally and safely carry firearms into movie theaters, shopping malls, and kindergartens.#10
  9. Grey Jabesi

    Grey Jabesi

    http://www.greyjabesi.com/health/29/Grey Jabesi


    Grey Jabesi
    18/01/2017 #2 Grey Jabesi
    #1 Thanks for the acknowledgement.. I feel welcome.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Grey Jabesi thanks for sharing it ! welcome to beBee !
  10. Jackie M.

    Jackie M.

    Men, you're not allowed to be shallow and judge us for what we're wearing on TV. We women do a good enough job of it ourselves. /sarc
    Jackie M.
    9 News host Amber Sherlock has a diva-eqsue meltdown and demands Julie Snook change out of white dress | Daily Mail Online
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  11. ProducerAbhilash Gaur

    Abhilash Gaur

    Bengaluru now, where next?
    Bengaluru now, where next?Mass molestation will happen again because the powers in India see it as just deserts for ‘liberated’ women When fruit ripens on a branch, it is asking to be eaten. When women step out in short dresses and/or swig a drink in India, they are...


    Devesh Bhatt
    04/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Cities are not safe, people dont care, precautions are a must.

    Sure unruly elements end up everywhere, but public in general cannot be part of it, at least citizens in hilly areas do not tolerate this in public areas.

    We cannot demand safety for women without demanding better law & order. These cases will come up repeatedly.
  12. ProducerRichelle Futch

    Richelle Futch

    Learning Entrepreneur Skills Empowers Teen Girls
    Learning Entrepreneur Skills Empowers Teen GirlsBest Journals published an article in 2014 titled “Life skills for women empowerment” where they discussed four dimensions of empowerment.Power WithinPower toPower OverPower WithPower within is described as individual changes in confidence and...


    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    18/12/2016 #3 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #2 Great and beautiful mission @Richelle Futch!! Wish you the best luck in the world... 😍😘
    Richelle Futch
    18/12/2016 #2 Richelle Futch
    #1 @Mamen Delgado Thank you for your kind words! My mission is to work with high school aged boys and girls to get them started early in the entrepreneur life.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    18/12/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Love everything you explain in this Producer @Richelle Futch! Adolescence is a beautiful stage of life, but hard and disorientating as well. And both, boys and girls, need all kind of tools and help to grow through it as best as they can.
    Thanks for this consciousness call about it. 😍
  13. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    Beware the Dot
    Beware the DotShe sounded disturbed. I expected no less. I had always served as an agony uncle to my exes. Many of them have become good friends since breaking up. We usually keep touch via social media - an arms length relationship. But...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    08/12/2016 #30 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Dean Owen..thank you fr highlighting this cybercrime. Yes it is not something I wish to happen to anyone.It may also have been someone cleaning his computer or mobile.Technology needs a different type of awareness for safety. Thanks for sharing😉🐝🐝🌻
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #29 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #28 This is the Telugu one...our native version. You could see this Dean. It came out very well too! Coolah!
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #27 Dean Owen
    #22 Well I made the plunge on a tattoo when I decided to make a plunge and come to China. I had to choose a Chinese name for myself, and an expert recommended Happy Dragon, so to show my commitment, I had a dragon sleeping under a cherry blossom tree needled into a shoulder blade. Fortunately I never see it myself so completely forget about it! I think it'll be the same with her. She will forget. It'll still be there, but will gradually "reducted" as an issue to be concerned about. Whether or not these things can impact ones employment or marriage prospects, I assume they can, but unlikely in her case as no name is attached to the picture.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #26 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #24 You got it Dean, but this is the Hindi version. The original was a Tamil version, which was remade into Telugu (what I saw first...cos I saw the Hindi one too). As you are gonna be watching one with Subtitles, go for the Tamil one. Or see whatever you can get your hands on. If you can't get hold of it, just PM me your address and I will courier a DVD to you.
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #25 Dean Owen
    #21 I am petrified of connecting any devices to cloud and no matter how careful you are it seems that Apple devices always find a way to connect to iCloud for certain apps. One of these days AWS, Microsoft Cloud, iCloud or Google cloud will be compromised. It's a Pandora's box waiting to happen.
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #24 Dean Owen
    #20 Sounds like a great plot. If this is the movie you are talking about, I'll hit "Buy" and hope for the best that it gets through Chinese customs.
    https://www.amazon.com/Drishyam-Hindi-Devgan-Super-Bollywood/dp/B015FLPI82/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1478184801&sr=8-2&keywords=Drishyam View more
    #20 Sounds like a great plot. If this is the movie you are talking about, I'll hit "Buy" and hope for the best that it gets through Chinese customs.
    I do have a tale about blackmail that you reminded me of... Perhaps a buzz for next week.... Close
    Ken Boddie
    03/11/2016 #22 Ken Boddie
    Some on-line photos, Dean, can be like an embarrassing tattoo in an unsavoury part of the anatomy ..... most of the time out of sight and mind, except when the garb slips. I hope your friend K gets over her initial shock at being unknowingly exploited, no matter how indirectly. Good on ya for posting and reminding of the ease with which seemingly harmless poses can be manipulated by others through hidden lenses or surreptitious actions. Flip the coin of intent and I am constantly amazed at how many younger people brazenly post potentially embarrassing or even degrading pictures of themselves on SM, without any apparent thought to the future.
    Harvey Lloyd
    03/11/2016 #21 Harvey Lloyd
    I find these situations disturbing. The fact that someone would intentionally post a compromising photo or discussion online that was intend to be private. This being said i would submit that more than a few times various apps, software and cloud providers, request during set up, some alignment of your device and online storage or backup.

    A simple standard install click at installation could find you posting materials online that you have no idea where its going. I appreciated the comment concerning don't take the picture or write the words very much @Dean Owen

    Our private lives and our social lives are two different things. The psychological powers of cognitive dissonance once our private lives are exposed to public lives is quite damaging. You were a good friend to assist her in moving beyond this tumultuous point in her life.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #20 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    I have a feeling these instances will be increasingly common in the future Dean! The dots are everywhere seen ;) But there may also be new tracking algorithms to trace the uploads etc and find out whodunnit and gauge why and also laws to punish such cybercrime stringently. There was a regional movie in recent times (Drishyam meaning The Picture)...about a young teenage girl vdod in a shower and how her parents intervene before she is blackmailed...and the whole things ends up a powerful drama with a deep social undertone.
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #19 Dean Owen
    Hmmm, what have I missed. Out for the day and I see a bunch of deleted comments....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/11/2016 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    That would be extremely upsetting to find out a nudie was posted on the internet of yourself. You have a calm demeanor and common sense. I'm glad she was able to turn to you for advice. Hopefully that's all there is, it will die down fast!
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #10 Dean Owen
    #7 It's an uphill battle. Laws can be introduced, but they will never cover all jurisdictions.
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #9 Dean Owen
    #5 Interesting questions for sure. I personally see no reason why exes of any variety can't be friends so long as there is trust in your current relationship. I mean, why waste a relationship you had with someone you loved once. My closest friends are exes, and that includes my previous wife. Thanks for stopping by.
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/11/2016 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    #5 I´ve tried to argue
    a) that love changes but does not go away
    b) if the new partner would want to be with someone that deletes a person they spent 1/4 of their lifes with

    Those don´t work. You can rule them out. Oh, I found rational arguments to also not work. Don´t try rational arguments either.

    PS: Arguing that creating lots of drama would make the ex seem more attractive is not a good idea either
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/11/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    Hopefully, you could cheer her up. I understand the feeling of betrayal, it IS betrayal and a disgusting thing to do.

    Well, there is definitely software around that can find a person from a picture.

    There is not a lot you can do with videos/pictures that have gone viral, but as someone posted it on a few sites, they have to take it down.

    I am looking forward to the day when the laws change so that this kind of people, stalker, cyberbullies get what they deserve.
    Kevin Pashuk
    02/11/2016 #6 Kevin Pashuk
    A well articulated tale about the dark side of pervasive cameras Dean. Social media is a platform for all kinds of behaviour, and we all must be aware of its sharp edges.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/11/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Interesting post, @Dean Owen. You're an excellent storyteller and always have good advice. Two questions about exes:
    1) Does this also apply to x-wives or just x-girlfriends?
    2) What if you're current "significant other" doesn't like you keeping in touch with the exes? How do you recommend responding to both?
    Thank again for the good buzz!
    Dean Owen
    02/11/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    #3 Yes, I feel being a teenager in the 80's was the absolute best era to be born, but I guess every generation feels the same way about their teen years. I had a Minox miniature camera back then. Loved it because of the size, but never used it as it was hard to find a shop who could develop the film. These days we are always on camera. In 2014, there were 245 million surveillance cameras in operation.
    Phillip Hubbell
    02/11/2016 #3 Phillip Hubbell
    I am just thankful to have grown up in a time when everyone didn't have a camera or an internet.
  14. Allison Obrien

    Allison Obrien

    Allison Obrien
    How To Navigate The Work-Life Balance | Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com Maintaining the balance between finding success in your job and living the life you want to live can feel like an impossible juggling act. I'm here to...
  15. ProducerCepee Tabibian

    Cepee Tabibian

    FIASCOThe medical fiasco on Delta Airlines has now gone viral after a Facebook post by MD Tamika Cross the physician who was turned away as a fellow passenger was unresponsive. Tamika joins a long list of female physicians who have experienced the same...


    Sara Jacobovici
    21/10/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for sharing this information @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015. It is mind boggling that this takes place now when hospitals and medical centres are staffed with many female doctors. I also never realized the information shared by @Phil Friedman View more
    Thanks for sharing this information @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015. It is mind boggling that this takes place now when hospitals and medical centres are staffed with many female doctors. I also never realized the information shared by @Phil Friedman about female pilots. Sadly, proves that technologically speaking we have advanced dramatically but as a species have made very small gains emotionally. This combination makes Arificial Intelligence problematic. See youtube of Charlie Rose interviews robot on 60 minutes. Close
    Brian McKenzie
    21/10/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    Women are 75% to 80% of healthcare staff - depending upon specialty and locality. The real question is, Why are all these dangerously ill people are flying?
    Phillip Hubbell
    20/10/2016 #4 Phillip Hubbell
    #3 actually I flew a million miles in the 90s. Half that since 2000. But I get your point. I don't mind female pilots either, but I know people who do.
    Phil Friedman
    20/10/2016 #3 Phil Friedman
    #2 Yea? Well, if you flew as much as I have you might also wonder why female pilots stay preflight out of sight as much as possible. Then you might understand not necessarily why, but certainly how this happened.
    Phillip Hubbell
    20/10/2016 #2 Phillip Hubbell
    This is so strange to me because my primary physician is a woman. Never would occur to me to consider gender in this respect.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    20/10/2016 #1 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Wow - words fail me! I am really having trouble believing that flight attendants would rather let someone die than allow a female doctor help..... It's the 21st Century with 14th Century attitudes towards women.
  16. Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Please help Mandy she is doing the 4k tonight. Charity has a 77% record which is amazing! We need to end homelessness among youth transitioning to adults.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Click here to support Destiny Team Hope 4 Youth 4K by Miranda Curtis
    www.crowdrise.com Hope 4 Youth is an organization dedicated to helping homeless youth in Minnesota, I am proud to be doing my part, please help...
  17. ProducerRay Looker

    Ray Looker

    CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF THE MESSIAHOn Tishrei 15, (October 17th this year) the first day of the Festival of Succos/Tabernacles, this is the Birthday of the Messiah.Jesus/Yeshua/Yahshua, was born on the First day of this Festival and circumcised on the Eighth day of the Festival. Both...
  18. Maulik Thakkar

    Maulik Thakkar

    'She makes the ordinary feel as important as the epic': the gift of Ursula Le Guin
    Maulik Thakkar
    Flipboard on Flipboard
    flip.it 13 Magazines | 18,340 Articles | 174.5M Followers | 22 Likes | @flipboard | Official Flipboard...
  19. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Welcome to "Bee Social" Hive
    Welcome to "Bee Social" HiveTo"beBee" or To beBee ...that is the question?Well friends, I'm sure by now you may have heard about a new social media platform called beBee. This social media site originates from Spain and has buzzed its way to the Top of my social media listing....


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/09/2016 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #12 #13 Well deserved name. 😉
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/09/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #11 Hahaha...interesting you give me that name...I have a real fun post in a few mins to post...you sure got me smiling @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/09/2016 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 "Social Ambassador Queen Bee". What a nice word creation, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/09/2016 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Oh, I looooove the music. You are our Social Ambassador Queen Bee! 💐
    Ken Boddie
    14/09/2016 #10 Ken Boddie
    A steel drum band! Brings back memories of the seventies in London. Thanks, DLE from T&T. 😃
    David B. Grinberg
    13/09/2016 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another buzz-worthy read, Donna-Luisa. I'm joined the hive and encourage all bees to do the same. You make excellent points about beBee. I also like the video. Nice!
    Michele Williams
    13/09/2016 #8 Michele Williams
    Thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Wonderful and inviting description of this new hive.
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    13/09/2016 #7 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley very interesting, especially the equality that exists here , I'm not a writer and I was very well received by all the international community,
    I had no idea that there are so many people interested in sharing knowledge.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/09/2016 #6 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Hi Friends, here is my second post for this very 'Bee Social' Hive, the links to join are all within. This will be a few days of 'Bee Social' awareness and fun, hope you enjoy at your comfort :-)! @Phil Friedman View more
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/09/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #4 so true @Dean Owen..everything you've said is spot on. Glad you enjoyed the music😁
    Dean Owen
    13/09/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    Loved the steel pan ensemble and love that you touched on the basic role of ambassadors which is to spread the word, create content, and engage positively with the community, something many of us were doing well before they announced the program.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/09/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #2 Thanks very much @Mohammad Azam Khan :-)
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    13/09/2016 #2 Mohammad Azam Khan
    This is simply wonderful, sharing.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/09/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Friends, there is sweet steelpan music to be found ... just buzz in.... :-)
  20. ProducerBen Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    Cause that is how we are!
    Cause that is how we are!Andrew said to Harriet, "you can take my place just don't cook the curry!"Perhaps Tubman didn't realize how privileged she was to not have been one of Jackson's 300 slaves.My buzz about: How's *Your* Privilege? by Nicole Chardenet It seems like the...


    Ben Pinto
    08/09/2016 #23 Ben Pinto
    #19 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD aren't slways negative; they can be positive arguments that bring about badly needed change.
    Ben Pinto
    08/09/2016 #22 Ben Pinto
    Thank you @David B. Grinberg for sharing this. I kept my word, to you, regarding the other gripes.
    Ben Pinto
    08/09/2016 #21 Ben Pinto
    #18 That is what I keep telling @Charles David Upchurch. In fact, he was the first one to look at my article which is a response to her post. I didn't originally have here post tagged in the article and I did so at @Charles David Upchurch's bequest.
    Ben Pinto
    08/09/2016 #20 Ben Pinto
    #19 Mags, I couldn't help notice that you tagged @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian here and you may not have noticed that he is the thinker model I used for 'sit on b.' That may have given it away, but if it didn't, that's ok, because I do like to keep a mystery going for as long as possible. The suspense is like a page-turner...
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    07/09/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 I love the idea of a Gripe Hive. Ben, this opens up a slew of negativity Quotes. For Mental Health and balance in making sweet honey, what other kind of Hive would be most appropriate? The one on Positivity? Outer Space? @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman View more
    #6 I love the idea of a Gripe Hive. Ben, this opens up a slew of negativity Quotes. For Mental Health and balance in making sweet honey, what other kind of Hive would be most appropriate? The one on Positivity? Outer Space? @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @David B. Grinberg, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian? Close
    Sarah Elkins
    07/09/2016 #18 Sarah Elkins
    #1 @Nicole Chardenet's rant is well worth reading, @Charles David Upchurch, if you haven't yet clicked that link!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/09/2016 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Young and immature, her complaint ok.. whatever, I get it, she doesn't like the smell of curry. But for the news to pick this up and make it about racism, not cool at all when there is real racism taking place all over the globe. That undermines the true meaning of the term. Maybe she was sweating curry? LOL
    Ben Pinto
    07/09/2016 #16 Ben Pinto
    #10 I need to go check out this hive talk. Thank you.
    Ben Pinto
    07/09/2016 #15 Ben Pinto
    #12 Nicole Chardenet , I love your play on words, but I have to play onwards; so, I will just say that the Vatican just canonized another naan.
    Nicole Chardenet
    07/09/2016 #14 Nicole Chardenet
    Bitch, moan, whine, complain, bitch, moan, whine complain...you really piss me off, you know that? Ben Pinto's honey-drippin' response to my post on privilege a few weeks back :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    07/09/2016 #13 Nicole Chardenet
    #11 I dunno, I think it was a simple case of two immature girls who weren't used to living with people they weren't related to. I'm reminded of the old Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode where Buffy meets her new roommate Cathy who's a bit high-strung and spazzy, plays the same damn Cher song over and over, and labels every food in the fridge with her name that she bought herself. Not, you understand, that it's any great picnic to live with a vampire slayer either...

    And oh yeah, they were both white. So I doubt they got interviewed on the radio. :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    07/09/2016 #12 Nicole Chardenet
    LOL! While I'm a fan of curry, I'm NOT a fan of curried gym socks...so you just keep your smelly curried gym socks out of my face!!! But if you want to curry some chicken go right ahead. Here, I'll make up some basmati rice and run down to the store for some naan...and you can't have naan...ha ha just kidding! :)
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/09/2016 #11 Aurorasa Sima
    Most of the time we do not complain about what is really bugging us. We compensate our frustration by complaining about something tangible people can relate to. Like the weather, the short skirt of the office admin - or the "stink" of curry.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/09/2016 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #6 Featuring Gripe hive in this week's Hive Talk
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/09/2016 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #5 Share to hive Paper Money. Adding hive to this week's Hive Talk.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/09/2016 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing to Paper Money
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    05/09/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Hahaha..quite interesting @Ben Pinto...
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #6 Ben Pinto
    I have removed my gripes about gripes and am posting this answer to another gripe into 'Gripe.' This would be a great hive to join to learn what others are complaining about: @John White, MBA, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @Cristian 🐝 Randieri, PhD Founder & CEO of Intellisystem.it Randieri.com,
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #5 Ben Pinto
    #4 this is cool, Melissa. Can you share this with the hive named Paper Money?
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #3 Ben Pinto
    #1 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@nicole-chardenet/how-s-your-privilege
    I would have just commented, but my rant ran over 2000 characters.
  21. Michele Williams
    Gender equity and the law.
    Michele Williams
    Female Lawyer’s Gender-Bias Suit Challenges Law Firm Pay Practices - NYTimes.com
  22. Michele Williams
    From womenkind: 10 Favorite TED Talks for Women, By Women
    Michele Williams
    Our 10 Favorite TED Talks for Women, By Women
    womenkind.net by Kristi Faulkner At Womenkind, we love a good TED talk. Need some motivation in the next 12 minutes? There’s a TED Talk for that. Curious about something esoteric? Want to improve your speaking skills? Wonder what it feels like to have a...


    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    28/08/2016 #4 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Hi Michele Williams , I have always been a great advocate to get more women in management over the last 20 years, its nice to see the Ted talks here & more women networking #3
    Michele Williams
    28/08/2016 #3 Michele Williams
    #2 Thanks, @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador. Definitely inspiring talks by women for everyone. I recommend the Amy Cuddy talk to all of my negotiation students and those pitching their startups for the first time.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    27/08/2016 #2 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great motivating talks here!
  23. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Interviews and Beyond: Pamela Williams
    Interviews and Beyond: Pamela WilliamsLooking forwardThe storyteller is so much more than one can imagine. We keep our dreams and thoughts locked away, because reality is lagging behind the adventures we seek from within. Our thoughts and dreams may appear as fiction but can be rooted...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #45 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a wonderful interview @Donna-Luisa Eversley and @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Great questions Donna-Luisa and equally interesting answers Pam! It's obvious that the core of your being is one that comes from a place of deep love for others Pam. So glad to be your friend! You too, Donna, your such a beautiful person.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/08/2016 #44 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #38 Thanks for reading Irene! It was definitely an interesting endeavor and the interviewer didn't make it easy! But that's what made it fun!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/08/2016 #43 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #40 Thank you Laura. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview because I enjoyed doing it. My first interview that didn't involve a job! Awesome is the only word I can think of to describe @Donna-Luisa Eversley View more
    #40 Thank you Laura. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview because I enjoyed doing it. My first interview that didn't involve a job! Awesome is the only word I can think of to describe @Donna-Luisa Eversley, she is such a beautiful spirit on this planet! Close
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/08/2016 #42 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #39 Tears of happiness! I love my beBee community, I truly do!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    29/08/2016 #40 Laura Mikolaitis
    A great interview with @Pamela 🐝 Williams - thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley! It's great to learn more about you Pamela and to see the world through your eyes. Donna, you certainly have presented some excellent and thought provoking questions which makes for a great investigation and discovery. We get to know a persona online, but to delve a little deeper into what makes a person tick via such intriguing questions really opens a gateway to conversation. Pamela, you are definitely a fierce woman who has strong convictions and I admire that.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    26/08/2016 #39 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #35Awww @Pamela 🐝 Williams I only want you to smile :) :) Keep smiling you beautiful soul 🤗🤗🤗🤗
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #37 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I read these comments and I'm overwhelmed. They are so kind, but I'm going to follow in the footsteps of the man I call my techie mentor; @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I don't want to leave the illusions I'm all sugar, because with the right provocation; I have a nasty temper, but it's something I'm not proud of. I have boundaries and once those are crossed, believe me it takes an act of God to come back. I'm an idealist, I want to believe there is good in everyone if given the right opportunity. Possessing such idealistic attitude can lead to a lot of disappointment. I've earned no halo, Believe me! but it sure is wonderful to have such wonderful people say such nice things about you! Thank you all!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #36 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #9 No more nicknames! You say something like that it can stick you know! hehehe! I'm still agonizing over the Pammy Wammy I was called for years!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #35 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #10 You bring a tear to my eye my sister by a different Mister :-)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #34 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #15 She is definitely appropriately called the DWordslayer!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #33 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #19 Thank you @Aurorasa Sima, those were some difficult questions! @Donna-Luisa Eversley is an excellent interviewer!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #32 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #24 Thank you Andrew! I'm truly honored!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #31 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #20 If can't stand by our convictions then what are we really? It doesn't always make you popular but looking in the mirror is easier! To be called compassionate is a wonderful compliment @Julie Hickman View more
    #20 If can't stand by our convictions then what are we really? It doesn't always make you popular but looking in the mirror is easier! To be called compassionate is a wonderful compliment @Julie Hickman, I hope I am and will remain so. Thank you for you wonderfully kind words.. Close
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #30 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #25 "good people" is the compliment above all compliments in the U.S South. It's like a blessing from the Pope if someone calls you "Good people".
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #29 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #16 Ahhh, You're such a sweetheart @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, I'm so glad we encountered each other on LI and both migrated to the land of honey!! Look at us now! We're Ambassadors, can you believe it? I'm still in shock
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #28 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Everyone; you made me cry! This is why I'm on beBee, humanness beyond measure. I don't know what else to say; I'm so touched by all the wonderful comments. Thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for a wonderful interview. The questions were so thought provoking I had to mull them for several days. I so happy everyone seemed to appreciate the answers. I loved the video! I can't get enough of that beautiful Caribbean accent and the such a sweet and strong woman is our DWordslayer!
    jesse kaellis
    25/08/2016 #27 jesse kaellis
    #11 Great article, Donna-Luisa , thanks for tagging me.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    25/08/2016 #26 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #15 Thanks @Gert Scholtz for your supportive comments. Glad you enjoyed the interview.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    25/08/2016 #25 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #16 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, hahaha, she is 'good people' and that's the best way to be. It's been a while since I heard that phrase, but you made me smile. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.. You did the first one, going beyond... how is this style of interview evolving, and did you see the video?
    Andrew Porter
    25/08/2016 #24 Andrew Porter
    Lovely interview @Donna-Luisa Eversley and isn't @Pamela 🐝 Williams an amazing person with her forethought for the future global sustainability of the planet!
  24. ProducerGrace Killelea

    Grace Killelea

    Women shouldn't have to take off their engagement rings to get hired
    Women shouldn't have to take off their engagement rings to get hiredEarlier this week I replied to a post written by a male recruiter/search executive. He suggested women should not wear their engagement rings to a job interview in case their ring was larger than the other women in the office who might see her as...


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/08/2016 #16 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #15 LOL... I call my sister-in-law Goofy because of her laugh which is a "ughhuh ughhuh" type of laugh reminiscent of Goofy's. That and the fact that she's a riot. That woman can have be busting a gut in no time.
    Grace Killelea
    25/08/2016 #15 Grace Killelea
    Thank you---just sign me "goofy'#12
    Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    25/08/2016 #14 Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    #13 This can be the case for a little percentage of women, but this is not my case, and not is the case for a great percentage of women.
    We are a lot more than a beautiful body or face
    Randy Keho
    25/08/2016 #13 Randy Keho
    It shouldn't be surprising that situations like this not only exist, but are perpetuated. Perception is 99 percent of most people's reality.
    How many guys have been suckered by an attractive barmaid who doesn't wear her rings? She flirts with them to earn a living. They're called tips.
    Is that wrong? Or is it living in reality?
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/08/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Here's an unasked for tip, Grace. Feel free to ignore it. Twitter has a "follow-me" web intent. It's just a link that will take a person to a screen where they can follow you with a single click. Yours is https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=gracekillelea

    You can use it in a post, an email, or anywhere else you can add a link. You can also connect it to an image.

    The format is always https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=twitterHandleWithoutThe@
    Juan Imaz
    25/08/2016 #11 Juan Imaz
    well written!
    Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    25/08/2016 #9 Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    #8 Maybe because we took off our engagement rings for the interviews :P
    @Grace Killelea, great post, I can't believe that there are people giving that kind of advices nowadays...
    And totally agree, I don't want to work in a company that thinks that my engagement ring is more important that my talent.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    25/08/2016 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee
    We have a SUPER team with a lot of women :-) CC @Flavia Toro Rodriguez @Ana Elisa Llera @Marta Carretero Garcia @Netta Virtanen @Marta Pardo Morales @Adriana Bevacqua García @Virginia Silveira @Cristina 🐝 Valmaseda de Leiva @Ana María Fernández Soriano @Teresa Gezze @Catalina Serrano @Tifany Rodio and more !!!! all the team at https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/bebee-the-team
    Cepee Tabibian
    25/08/2016 #7 Cepee Tabibian
    Welcome to beBee @Grace Killelea! This was an eye opening article! I've briefly worked in HR and the thought of evaluating a candidate based on a wedding ring sounds ludicrous. Suprised as well that this mentality exists for some in the workplace. Thanks for sharing!
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/08/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    Oh, and welcome to beBee and thank you for sharing honey with us!
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/08/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    This recruiter obviously did not have a very positive opinion of women. Luckily, it was an exception. Other bias towards women in the workplace might still exist, but I think this is not a thing.
    Jim Able
    24/08/2016 #4 Jim Able
    But should men have to remove the rings from their noses before getting hired?
    Brian McKenzie
    24/08/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    Just 2.7% odds of getting hired. Delicious. 8?/ I am going to have a drink and ponder the appropriate engagement ring for my spirit animal. PS - a pre-nup is nearly as patently worthless as the marriage certificate / license - neither has a legal binding status or precedence once lawyers and judges appear. Ask around.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/08/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    "When a man gives a woman an engagement ring, he buys the least expensive ring that he believes it will take to get her to agree to the proposal. " SAY WHAT?? What is this? A proposal or a contract negotiation?

    Maybe I'm no authority on the subject. I've been married twice. Or, does that MAKE me an authority? I mean, two women said, "Yes." Whatever.

    A man buys the most expensive ring he can afford. I have never heard of anyone doing anything else.

    On to the subject of this post. I guess it's possible that some people would be put off by a huge rock. Some may also be put off by a little one, or none at all. Let's just leave it at some people will be put off by (fill in just about anything here).

    I agree, @Grace Killelea, the whole idea is ludicrous. I may not have hired as many people as you, but I don't think I've ever hired, or not hired, someone based solely on their jewellery or lack thereof. The idea is laughable.
    Aaron Skogen
    24/08/2016 #1 Aaron Skogen
    Good grief, I am just amazed at some of the stuff that still occurs in the workplace Grace. This is very relevant, and a practice that simply needs to stop. I loved how you wrapped this up, as it speaks volumes. . . "In today’s talent wars, if you focus on the size of woman’s diamond and not the size of her talent, intellect, ability or potential - you deserve to lose." Right on! I hire for talent, I could care less about sex, race, religion, orientation, etc. It's all about the value a candidate brings to the table. Thanks for the post and bringing awareness to the issue.

    Hmmm, I do sometimes wonder what message my wedding "ring" sends, considering its a tattoo! Be well Grace, great post!
  25. ProducerJennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Being a Mompreneur is a Balancing Act
    Being a Mompreneur is a Balancing ActOriginally posted on my mommy blog - MommyBrief.comBeing a Mompreneur is a Balancing ActI am a Libra and according to my horoscope sign, represented by scales, I am always looking for balance. This has proven to be my personal truth. Add to that...


    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    23/08/2016 #5 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    I try @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - when I can - it's definitely more of a challenge during the school year - with soccer season starting and my exchange student from China coming back. :-) #4
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/08/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Jennifer 🐝 Schultz, it sounds like you are balancing things quite well. The only other suggestion I would make- schedule time in just for you (personal time) , whether its to go see a movie with some friends, out to dinner, etc... and maybe a date night 1-2 times per month with your significant other! Great tips.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/08/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Dear Jennifer, the first five years of any business are the most crucial because the mortality rate of business's are really high in those years. It is by the fifth year that one can recognize the business established and that only means the odds are now in our favour and reaching that milestone is quite an accomplishment. It really adds to the challenge by projecting nail-biting situations. The frame of "nail-biting" can become a self-fullfilling prophesy and this has nothing to do with the Law of Attraction, it is simply changing our focal point of what is insight and what is tale. What we forget is that an employee is not guaranteed of surviving the first five years of a 9-to-5 life but we need to get beyond that, especially if we have discerned that we are now an entrepreneur rather than a person doing a job in a one-person company. There is enough distractions without distracting ourselves more. We had a horrible year after the fall of 2008, but that is because of the economic melt-down. If one is going alone then it is good to seek out other entrepreneurs to form a mastermind group http://bit.ly/2bCPr2f which is still a way of pooling resources and opportunities. http://www.forbes.com/sites/chicceo/2013/10/21/7-reasons-to-join-a-mastermind-group/#38b0249f17ab The problem with a mastermind group is when it is not recruited well, but you are a recruiter - so recruit your masterminds well :-) Ultimately you either have a job or your have a business, only you know that.
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    19/08/2016 #2 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit - what an amazing story of dadpreneurs working together! I wish there would have been some other moms to take the leap to entrepreneurship with me - but, alas, no one wanted to take the risk. I have been very fortunate to have made a profit in both my first two years - this year, year 3, is proving to be a challenge and true to what others have told me that years 3 & 7 can be nail bitters. :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/08/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The advantage I had as a dadpreneur was having two business partners ( and yes there is such a thing as there are mompreneurs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/sme-home/news/11705792/men-working-from-home-dadpreneurs.html View more
    The advantage I had as a dadpreneur was having two business partners ( and yes there is such a thing as there are mompreneurs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/sme-home/news/11705792/men-working-from-home-dadpreneurs.html ) and working as a triad, one of us focused on building a steady income stream and the other two on special projects - and that enabled us to set a revenue target for the year, which when it was met allowed us to pursue probono work for the remaining weeks of the year. We discovered that the time to think about the next contract is immediately when we won the current contract - that enabled us to escape the initial cycle of feast and famine cash flow cycles.

    The first year which was a stub year was a nightmare, where we made lots of rookie mistakes and it was not until 1999 that we got a handle on cashflows, which finally allowed me to integrate family into the work mix. There are some basic disciplines around cashflow that once we had a handle on those, created the flexibility room to decide what choices we could make as business partners and what choice we could make as members of a family. By 2000 the older kids were moving into their teenage years and while the younger kids were still pre-school - how the home developed towards alloparenting was a critical step. It was not balance we were looking for, it was leverage of relationships. http://motherhoodinpointoffact.com/alloparenting-style/

    Those early decisions set the succeeding decades up very well, up to the point where I have actually backed off from the business over the last five years, while the other two partners are still involved, and now my learning journey here is the new plan - but the biggest benefit is seeing the kids grow up and doing that in non-traditional ways. The last of our kids will graduate in 2019 and I have paralleled this learning journey here with their university journey. It is not business as usual but it is working for us. Close
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