Women Worth Knowing

Women Worth Knowing: Meet Cortney

Cortney, in the middle there, glowing at graduation.



Name:  Cortney R. Elam

Age:  31

Job Title: Attorney


  1. Who are you? I’d like to think that I am Superwoman- I’m a mother to a 6-year-old daughter. I am an attorney and business owner.
  2. What do you love most about your life? Waking up to see that little girl’s smiling face every day.
  3. What do you love most about your work?  Being my own boss. Setting my own schedule.
  4. Describe your family: Caitlin and I – just the two of us
  5. What does the first hour of your day look like? Dropping Caitlin off at school, and getting to the office.
  6. The last hour? Laying in the bed, relaxing reading, playing a game or knitting (my new hobby)
  7. What makes you feel successful? When I realize that I am truly happy. I don’t have everything that I want, but I definitely have everything that I need, so that I can set an example for my daughter.
  8. What brings you joy? Helping other people. I know that sounds cliché, but just being a listening ear, and there to help.
  9. Which women do you most admire? My mom. Michelle Obama. Jamie Moses. Suzanne Meehle.
  10. What do you like best about your closest friend? Her openness and honesty
  11. What do you like best about yourself? My relentless spirit, my ability to keep going despite the adversity.
  12. What advice would you give to boys about girls? That not all preconceived gender roles should govern a relationship.
  13. What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? Walk by faith
  14. How do you overcome adversity? Walk by faith

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