Employee Q&A: Mallie

At Cents of Style we are all about story-telling and sharing. We love hearing about how you found Cents of Style and what products you love and how they speak to you. 

Along with hearing your stories, we want to share our stories with you! We want you to know who we are and what we stand for. Our mission is to empower women to lead bold and full lives, and that includes being empowered ourselves!

Every Thursday we will be featuring a Cents of Style employee so you can get to know her better. Have a question that didn't get answered? Leave it in the comments and we will tell you more.


Mallie Lanham

Job Title: I am officially the Digital Marketing Manager- that means I make sure the emails you get from us inspire you and are FUN and then I help manage the marketing team in making sure we’ve got an awesome community for you to join in on, our product looks very desireable online and that you love it when you see a Cents of Style package at your door. Unofficially, I’m the office jokester- the first and last one to always dance or say or do anything to crack a smile out of my Cents of Style ladies.

What do you do in your daily life that is different than before you worked at Cents of Style?

So many things are different in my daily life now that I work at Cents of Style. Previously, I was always stressed at the end of the work day-- from office drama, from politics in and out of meetings that didn’t get anything done. Now, at Cents of Style, we deal with our drama as it happens, and that makes it feel like a family or a relationship, not just work, work, work. I get to see my fur children a lot more, taking them for walks at lunch most days and I get to take better care of my home, my to-do-list and myself with the flexibility Cents of Style offers me.

Tell me what you like about working at Cents of Style?

Well-- I don’t know if there is enough room here to properly tell ALL that I like about working here. My most famous “like” about Cents of Style is our self-awareness and our incredibly enlightening ability to say “Hey, my bad.” or “I messed this up and I need help.” or “Can you show me how to do this?”-- I think as women in most work settings, we tend to keep quite and we don’t want to learn more in fear of failure. At Cents of Style, we all know what each other position does, and how we all play a role in what we do. And even as women, we are not catty, we do not go behind each other’s backs-- we truly support one another, no matter if it might make us look less informed. There’s no show-”man”-ship here...That’s incredible to me, still. 

What is your favorite value and what does that VALUE mean to you?

Create, as a value at Cents of Style means that we pave our own path. We’re creative in working together, we’re creative in the systems and new ways we get things done. But, to me, CREATE, means that we actually THINK! We brainstorm, we dream, we say “What If?!” and we go big and scary and exciting. There are plenty of “mic-drops” when we get going. I get goose-bumps about it. AH! I love it.

What do the words BOLD & FULL mean to you?

Bold means you see something you want to be or have or do and YOU go for it! Full means that you don’t have to choose between what you want to do and what you need to do- Full means you’re very close to having balance, but it’s still work and you love doing it.

How does Cents of Style help you lead a Bold & Full life?

In the most sincere way, Cents of Style helps me be happy in my work & career, which has always been very important to me and my gauge of what success my “life” is-- and that helps me live a life that I’m truly proud of. I love what I get to do here- I LOVE telling people our mission, and I LOVE empowering myself and other women. It gets and keeps me going. #boldandfull

How do you think Cents of Style has changed your life?

Courtney Brown saved me. I don’t say that lightly. I love work. I love working hard. I feel really fortunate that I get to inspire women every day that they CAN wear cute things and here’s how. But, more than anything, I finally feel like my voice is heard. And I know how AWESOME that feels-- and I just want everyone to feel that way now! So, Cents of Style changed my life for the better when I came here a year and half ago and it continues to change my life each day, week and month that I’m here. I can’t wait to see what our company and TRIBE can do in the next year and half and then the next 20 years. I hope I’m here to see it all and I hope everyone in the world will have seen us by then.

Tune in next week to learn more about another fantastic employee here at Cents of Style! And read about more of our employees hereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere, hereherehere, here, and here.