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The MDBWA is proud to spotlight our member, Courtney Overell!

Having lived in the area her whole life, Courtney has developed a passion for local businesses, hidden gems and of course the world famous beaches! Her business, Elegantly Ellen, was simply a dream floating around in her mind until Summer 2020 when she decided that despite the global pandemic, it was time to turn her dream into something real. Gifting and the intimacy and thoughtfulness that goes with it is truly magical and is where she finds what she likes to call ‘pure uninterrupted joy’. Connecting clients together, making partnerships with local businesses and empowering women-lead companies truly is what makes her business so enjoyable.

Take a look at what Coutney had to say:

What’s the business advice you would give today to your younger self? 

The best business advice I would give to my younger self is to let go of the fear of being rejected or disliked, and focus on the dream. Envision the business that you want to build, and work hard to build it every day, without fear or hesitation.

What’s one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

People would be surprised to learn that I have a University degree in Anthropology and was even an Archaeological Field Worker in my past life. I attribute my degree to how well I am able to observe people and pick out the fine details that make my gifts so unique to their recipient.

What’s your favourite part about what you do?

My favourite part of what I do is being a part of the connection that is created from the surprise of being gifted. That joy when someone opens up their door to a gift that someone has sent them is pure magic.

What is your favourite part about being a member of MDBWA? If you are a new member, why did you join?

My favourite part about being a part of the MDBWA and what drew me to this particular group was the ability to not only learn, share and network with amazing women, but also to have a space where raw vulnerability and support thrives and is celebrated.

For more details about Courtney Overell and Elegantly Ellen, head on over to her websiteFacebook, or Instagram!

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