Flying Cork employee Elizabeth Clay

If you’ve been following us this month, you know we’ve been celebrating National Women’s History Month by featuring all of our female employees. Today, we’re continuing with Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is originally from Akron, Ohio and has earned quite a few degrees: Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications at Ohio State, Master’s Degree in Education at The University of Akron, Master’s Degree in Psychology at Chatham University. Whew! That was a lot.

To see Elizabeth’s post on our Facebook page and give her a like, click here.

Q: What’s the most valuable part of your day?

A: My work day? Honestly, I love to-do lists. Before I leave the office each day, I make a list of what I need to accomplish the next day. I can reflect on what I accomplished before I leave and in the morning I am ready to take on the world. The most valuable part of my day outside of work? Eating dinner with my family.

Q: How have you developed professionally since you started working with Flying Cork?

A: I’ve learned a lot more about the importance of integrating all social media channels in different ways to convey my message. A great post for Facebook is not necessarily a great post for Twitter or Instagram. You have to speak to your audience where they are…not where you want them to be.

Q: Bagels or Donuts?

A: Donuts…because they’re donuts.

Q: If Hollywood was making a movie about your life, what would the title be, and what actress would you pick to play you?

A: If it was solely about my work life, I’d call it “Flying Spork” and Tina Fey would be my top choice.

Q: What advice would you give yourself a year ago?

A: #1: Don’t sweat the small stuff. #2: It’s all small stuff.

Q: One thing no one knows about you, but you’re going to tell us anyway?

A: I competed on (and won) a reality TV show.

Q: You’re trapped in a train with 3 people for one month, who do you pick?

A: My husband and two kids. Sidebar: can people really get trapped on a train for a month?

Q: What has been one of the best moments of your life, so far?

A: Definitely the birth of my daughter. She motivates me to succeed and everything I do is to be a good role model for her.

Q: What female professional has made the most impact on your career and why?

A: As cliche as it sounds, it’s definitely my mom. She worked when it wasn’t considered “normal” for moms to work. She’s my biggest cheerleader and no matter what I decide I want to do with my life, she supports me and wants to help me make it happen. There’s nothing that can compare to feeling like someone is always on your side.