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20 Questions with Katy Furr

Women's Initiative Newsletter

We asked Katy Furr – shareholder, bankruptcy attorney, Women's Initiative Parental Leave Committee co-chair and Atlanta Office Leader, mother, daughter, and Game of Thrones fan – 20 questions to learn more about how she wears so many hats (and maybe a crown) with ease.

1. If you weren't a lawyer, what would you be?
I would have pursued a job in law enforcement or became a middle school or high school teacher.

2. What are the three qualities that got you where you are today?
Perseverance, assertiveness, and kindness.

3. What was the moment you felt you made it?
Passing the bar exam. I still remember calling my dad after I passed. He left a meeting to take my call and began crying, which was a very rare occurrence for him.

4. What change would you like to see in the legal industry?
The nastiness associated with some cases and lawyers is unnecessary. Not everything has to be unicorns and rainbows, but lawyers can always treat their adversaries and others with respect.

5. How did you make your first dollar?
I earned my first official paycheck as a lifeguard and teaching swim lessons.

6. What was the last thing you binge-watched?
We just finished watching "Game of Thrones," and now we can't wait for the final season!

7. What book left a lasting impression on you?
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.

8. What movie has the greatest ending?
"The Usual Suspects."

9. What food are you not ashamed to admit you love?
Anything with salted caramel.

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

11. What is one thing you're exceptionally good at?
Being organized. Isn't every mom though?!

12. What is one thing you're epically bad at?
Drawing. I lack the creative gene.

13. What superhero power would you want to have?

14. What is something that's better in theory than in practice?
Any Pinterest project.

15. What store can you not leave without buying something?
Target, and my credit card confirms that statement.

16. How do you clear your mind after a bad day?
Running with my black lab, Tillman.

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?
Stunning good looks, humor, and honesty (the latter two still matter now).

19. What are three qualities you now know matter?
Compassion, dependability, and trust.

20. What relationship advice would you give to your younger self?
It's less about getting from point A to point B in the fastest, most efficient manner possible and more about enjoying the ride and those that are on it with you.

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