Hi! I’m Karen Thomas, the face behind Eastern Bee LLC, where we simplify small businesses one automation at a time. I want you to see technology not as merely a tool but as a trusted strategic partner that allows you to focus on what truly matters – your relationship with your customers.
My journey with technology began in 1993. Over the last four decades, I’ve donned multiple hats, from being a project management consultant at NASA specializing in technology systems engineering to working in science and cybersecurity.
My passion isn’t just limited to tech. I’m also an accomplished artist with two solo exhibitions under my belt. I embrace the beauty of watercolors and oils. You’ll find me outside painting “en plein air” the beauty of the Hampton Roads area when I’m not working. It’s the best way I’ve found to rejuvenate my spirit.
Behind The Name
I named my business Eastern Bee drawing from the rich symbolism of the East and the honeybee. The East is where the sun greets us every morning. It symbolizes a new day, a fresh start, and a new way of doing things. Many cultures admire the bee for its hard work, dedication, and sophisticated means of communication. Bees ensure the survival and prosperity of their community, embodying a powerful symbol of perseverance and cooperation. In essence, Eastern Bee represents our commitment to bringing your business a fresh, innovative approach.
Why Choose Eastern Bee?
We’re unique, just like you. Our diversity is our strength. The tech world overall is predominantly white and male. Here at Eastern Bee, we cherish the distinct perspective we bring – one sculpted by years of experience as a black woman in tech. Our blend of artistry, experience, and tech wisdom sets us apart.
At Eastern Bee, our values resonate in everything we do. We act with integrity, embrace creativity and innovation, and are passionate about making a lasting community impact. Leadership for us isn’t about wielding power and authority over others. It’s about treating others as you would like to be treated, inspiring actions and behaviors, and crafting solutions with heart.
Speaking Your Language
At Eastern Bee, we pride ourselves on our welcoming voice, devoid of jargon or condescension. Every question, big or small, matters to us. You can expect conversations with us to be kind and empathetic. We love to speak using stories, metaphors, and analogies to drive meaning and inspire action.
Designed for the Future
Our visual identity mirrors our ethos. Our logo, draped in the serene hues of steel blue, beautifully melds the essence of technology with an artistic spin on the ‘E.’
We’re right for you if:
- You’re a passionate small business owner or entrepreneur looking to scale
- You believe in striking that elusive balance between work and life
- You’re passionate about productivity and efficiency
- You value the precision of personal touch
If this describes you, I invite you to partner with us to craft tomorrow’s business today.
Welcome to Eastern Bee.