Bonnie Mcdaniel


Bonnie McDaniel is the founder of Women Are Talking Initiative and the Editor in Chief of Recipes for Good Living Magazine. Bonnie began her early career in the field of technology and among other roles, she was the Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Informatique Sans Fil, a French-based software development firm who designed logistics software for mobile computer devices.

Having foresight for the future of communications, Bonnie combined her acumen for lifestyle with her extensive computer marketing background to develop the concept for Recipes for Good Living Magazine in 1998, and the Women Are Talking Initiative blueprint in 2008. Recipes for Good Living online magazine was launched in May 2010.

Bonnie developed a national mentoring program for mothers and daughters for American Mothers, Inc., where she was nominated as Mother of the Year for the State of Virginia, formerly sat on the board of directors for St. Stephens, St. Agnes School in Northern Virginia, was the director of two teens organizations and created the Mother Daughter Retreat program entitled Transitions through which over 800 mothers and daughters gained counseling and support during the adolescent years.

During the Clinton Administration, Bonnie was called upon by the White House to lend her voice to the Initiative on Youth Violence following the Columbine tragedy.
She will begin a new role as a board of directors member for George Mason University’s Friends of Mason Music (FOMM), beginning in the fall of 2013.

Bonnie is the author of the critically-acclaimed book, Queen Bee 7 Reasons Why Women Are Not Empowered and What You Can Do Now to Change This Phenomenon.
She is also a segment contributor for ABC’s WJLA Let’s Talk Live and Fox Channel 5 Morning News.

Bonnie is married and the mother of a son and daughter.