Stacy Whitenight

Stacy Whitenight

“Hand me a blank sheet of paper and let’s build something beautiful.”

I believe great ideas are generated by imagination and good communication. When you build a solid trust between team members, you have built an idea engine. Innovation is rarely about a single idea or a single person. Innovation comes from many ideas created from many brilliant people working together.

How working parents manage childcare in a pandemic

As two full-time working parents in the middle of a pandemic, we have been feeling some new and unique pains in childcare over the past year. Kim and I are talking about the unprecedented year of childcare in a pandemic,...

Well-Rounded Living

The downtime experienced during the pandemic provided a unique opportunity to “slow down” for many of us. Desire to create a well-rounded living situation was strong among the masses. However, there was a general sense of misdirection and confusion when the question...

Well-rounded Living (A Self Care Podcast Transcript)

Podcast episode We hope you enjoy this podcast episode on self care and well-rounded living! Be sure to check out our show notes page and listen to our podcast! Transcript Stacy Whitenight 0:05 Thank you for joining us the bossy bees. We are grateful to have you here...

Stacy reflects on Allyship (Transcript)

What does it mean to be an ally? Over the last few weeks, The Bossy Bees have been talking about some heavy topics related to race and bias, and today we tackle allyship. As we depart this body of work, for now, know that our journey is not finished. We continue, in...

Stacy reflects on Allyship

Over the last few weeks, The Bossy Bees have been talking about some heavy topics related to race and bias, and today we tackle allyship. As we depart this body of work, for now, know that our journey is not finished. We continue, in our own ways to unlearn, learn,...

The Bossy Bees Talk about Racism

In today's episode, we continue our antiracist series with a conversation directly about racism. Through practice, Kim and I have created an open and honest space to talk to each other. We are talking about our experiences,...

The Bossy Bees Tackle Bias

In today's episode, we will be talking about implicit bias. We know it's a hot topic that often brings uncomfortable feelings to the surface, even for us. It's important to acknowledge this is hard for other people too, which is why we are committed to this practice...

Business is Personal: Corporate

“There’s work, and then there’s you.” The Bossy Bees continue the conversation in a two-part series on the famous Godfather perspective on business, “It isn’t personal, it’s business.” This harmful and detrimental approach...

Business is Personal: Entrepreneur

The Bossy Bees are tackling the famous Godfather perspective on business, “It isn’t personal, it’s business.” It’s time for entrepreneurs to debunk this harmful and detrimental approach to business! In the first of a two-part topic, we are talking about the importance...

Take Back Self-Care

The overlooked, underappreciated, and often misguided practice and application of self-care. The Bossy Bees are talking about what self-care really involves. Hint, Hint... it doesn’t involve a Mani or Pedi. We are talking about our own journeys and where we’ve been...
Statement on faith: Called into antiracist work

Statement on faith: Called into antiracist work

A quiet, small voice has been nagging for clarity in the close reaches of my subconscious for so many years. To make sense of our own purpose, or to open ourselves up to understanding purpose, is a journey of self-identification. It is a critical prerequisite of...

Emotional Bandwidth when Work and Parenting Collide

Emotional Bandwidth when Work and Parenting Collide

Emotional Bandwidth Capacity and Limits A post on LinkedIn caught my eye. The original poster stated he was at his emotional limit due to all the events in 2020. He stated he could not give his spare time to others requesting attention for their social or emotional...

Create a No-tears Morning Routine to get out the Door

Create a No-tears Morning Routine to get out the Door

Stacy and I just recorded a podcast about morning routines and what helps all the little ones get ready for school or daycare. While I wouldn’t call myself an expert, my nine years of experience should qualify me for the title of “Senior Morning Transition Manager” or...

Hurricane Watch and Indoor Activities

Hurricane Watch and Indoor Activities

Our 3 Bossy Bees team is based in Durham, North Carolina. While the severe impacts of Hurricane Florence have not turned in our direction, the local area prepared and braced for impact. We watch the news and weather updates intently and are thinking of all the...

Fail Gracefully

Fail Gracefully

I have been fortunate to learn the art of how to fail gracefully through years of playing competitive sports. Failing gracefully is a valuable skill to carry into your adult life. It’s a work in progress, but as a result, I am a better mother, friend, partner, and...

Childcare, 2 Working Parents, and Reality

Childcare, 2 Working Parents, and Reality

Childcare, Two Working Parents, and Reality For 2 working parents, childcare is a blessing and sometimes a nightmare to figure out. My spouse and I are in our ninth year of juggling care and we’ve tried many different options. Financially figuring out the right care...

Responsibility is your friend

Responsibility is your friend

It’s a slow walk through the building towards the employee parking lot. It is reminiscent of an insane asylum as we make it to the long empty-walled white hallway. The ugly checkered carpet doesn’t provide any softness to the ambiance of the hall. I glance at my...

Summer, Kids, and the 9-to-5

Summer, Kids, and the 9-to-5

We welcome summer vacation to our home with mixed emotions. There is a lot of joy that comes with easier mornings. No lunches to pack or kids to get dressed, but there is upheaval with childcare. By the time June rolls around, we (my three kids and my husband) have...

Women in Business Series: Victoria Hefty

Women in Business Series: Victoria Hefty

Victoria Hefty brings the essence of perseverance to everything she does. She is the student you want in your class and the leader you want on your team, both in the office and on the field. Victoria is a pioneer in redefining the traditional measures of success....

Woman Owned Business Series: Strouds Creek Farm

Woman Owned Business Series: Strouds Creek Farm

Woman Owned Business Series I enjoy my trips out to Strouds Creek Farm. Tucked away off the busy street of St. Mary's Road in Hillsborough is Friendship Lane. Driving under the canopy of trees Friendship Lane turns into a gravel road. You can hear the crunch of stone...

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