Barbara (BJ) Parrish: Insights from the US Capitol

Today we’re making our way to Bowie, Maryland and to Washington, DC – where interviewee BJ Parrish works across the street from the White House.

Do you ever wonder how your career compares with those of admin. professionals from other countries and continents? Exceptional EA showcases Real Careers, in which administrators from around the globe generously share the benefit of their experience.  

To date, we’ve made virtual trips to 19 countries in Africa, Europe, North and South America and the UK – and interviewed dozens of women and men who have built strong administrative careers.

Today, we’re back to the USA to meet Barbara J. (“BJ”) Parrish. To see the insights she’s gained, follow the drop-down lists under Real Careers, or click here to read her interview.

7 Comments on “Barbara (BJ) Parrish: Insights from the US Capitol

  1. you are an Exceptional Woman!!

  2. This interview reveals most of the wonderful layers of BJ Parrish. Having worked closely with her, I can attest to her expertise on all levels, a great personality, willingness to help her peers, and flawless appearance. Awesomeness!

    • What a lovely reflection of BJ’s presence and professionalism – thanks, Sandra, for writing.

    • Sandy, thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate your support.

      • Always. “They don’t make ‘them’ like you no more.”

  3. Good morning, Shelagh!

    Thank you, again, for the opportunity to interview with you. My colleagues, friends, and family truly enjoyed reading the article. It was very well done.

    With my best regards,


    Barbara J. Parrish, CAP-OM
    Office of the President, Biomedical Services

    American Red Cross
    National Headquarters

    • Good morning, BJ. It’s my pleasure to have interviewed you, and I (and my readers) appreciate your generosity of experience and expertise.

      Am glad that your colleagues, family and friends enjoyed the article!

      With thanks and best regards in return,

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