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20 Questions with Caldwell Collins, Women's Initiative Nashville Office Leader

Women's Initiative Newsletter

1. If you weren't a lawyer, what would you be?
A news anchor.

2. What are the three qualities that got you where you are today?
Curiosity, work ethic, and passion.

3. What was the moment you felt you made it?
When my first jury came back with a verdict in my favor, I thought, maybe I'm not so bad at this!

4. What change would you like to see in the legal industry?
More diversity at the top levels of our industry: C-suite, equity partnership, general counsel.

5. How did you make your first dollar?
As a counselor at a summer camp in Pinola, Mississippi.

6. What was the last thing you binge-watched?
The Crown on Netflix. I'm obsessed.

7. What book left a lasting impression on you?
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. It's a children's book that made a huge impact on me growing up. I can't wait to read it to my daughter.

8. What movie has the greatest ending?
Throwback to the 90s: The Usual Suspects. Best ending of all time.

9. What food are you not ashamed to admit you love?
Strawberry frosted Pop-Tarts.

10. If you could live abroad, where would it be?

11. What is one thing you're exceptionally good at?
Building a campfire.

12. What is one thing you're epically bad at?

13. What superhero power would you want to have?
Flying (others might be more useful, but at the end of the day, flying would be the most fun).

14. What is something that's better in theory than in practice?
Making homemade baby food.

15. What store can you not leave without buying something?
Target, all day long.

16. How do you clear your mind after a bad day?
Cooking with my kids.

17. If you could compete in an Olympic sport, what would it be?

18. What are three qualities you thought you wanted in a partner?
Sense of humor, intelligence, and drive.

19. What are three qualities you now know matter?
Sense of humor still tops my list. To that, I would add kindness, adaptability, and patience.

20. What relationship advice would you give to your younger self?
Take time to live in the moment.

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