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ABOUT CORTNEY BAKER

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Currently, less than 5% of Fortune 500 companies’ CEOs are female. That’s 24 women—out of 500 companies. Dr. Cortney is inspiring women to narrow that gap.

Why Dr. Cortney Baker?

Dr. Cortney Baker is a nationally recognized authority on women’s leadership, award-winning entrepreneur, CEO, host of the podcast Conquering the Glass Ceiling, researcher, best-selling author, corporate trainer, and highly sought-after speaker. She’s been featured on FOX News, iHeart Radio, Huffington Post, Forbes, and numerous other publications.

Dr. Cortney is on a mission to change the statistics of women’s leadership—and she’s inviting you to come along.

As a leading authority on women’s leadership and mother of three, Dr. Cortney is working to decrease the gender gap by inspiring women to confidently advance their careers.

Cortney’s on a mission to change the world—one company, one leader, one individual, one woman, one mother, one daughter, one legacy at a time. By speaking internationally for organizations, Fortune 500 companies, associations, and entrepreneurs, Dr. Cortney connects, inspires, empowers, and encourages her audiences to lead with confidence and integrity.

Who is Dr. Cortney?

Dr. Cortney is on a mission to change the world – one company, one leader, one individual, one woman, one mother, one daughter and one legacy at a time. But her path to popularity, power and prosperity has required her to navigate numerous potholes.

dr-cortney-baker-siu-graduate-communicaiton-disorders-sciencesIn 1993, six months after graduating from high school, she put dreams of attending college at Texas A&M on hold and instead became a single teenage mom. Watching her friends leave for college, she was instead forced onto Medicaid, food stamps and double-shifts as a pregnant waitress.

Despite those immense obstacles, she launched a successful and transcendent business career.

dr-cortney-baker-mother-wife-kidscareThrough a combination of passion and persistence, Dr. Cortney earned her Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University and founded KidsCare Home Health.

In 2005, Dr. Cortney suffered a pulmonary embolism and in 2012 endured a stroke that required a 7-hour brain surgery. Despite seemingly insurmountable health odds, she quickly rebounded, earning her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.

She is currently the CEO and Chairman of the Board for KidsCare, a multi-million dollar enterprise providing speech, physical, occupational, and nursing services to over 2,500 children with special needs from Texas to Colorado. She has also authored Unlimited: Conquering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling and the best-selling book, The 10 Dos and Don’ts for Business Leadership: Lessons to Lead Effectively.

dr-cortney-baker-pepperdine-final-defenseWhen not getting lost or making a stop at Whataburger for her beloved Diet Coke, Dr. Cortney resides near Dallas with her husband, two children, two dogs and a rescue cat.

Dr. Cortney was named 2016/2017 Texas Businesswoman of the Year.

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Interesting, funny things you may not know:

  • She started KidsCare when she was 4 months pregnant after being told by a business consultant not to do it—3 times!
  • Her family has adopted 2 children in Zambia, Oliver and Fostina
  • She’s directionally challenged and gets lost—often (her kids even have to give her directions)
  • She’s the cat with 9 lives: she had a pulmonary embolism in 2005 and a massive stroke in 2 places in 2012, undergoing a 7 hour brain surgery
  • Her guilty pleasure is a large Diet Coke with easy ice from Whataburger

Contact today to discover how Cortney can inspire the women in your organization to confidently advance their careers.