HOW I GOT STARTED
What is it that fuels each and every one of us in this world? For me, it is the question: "Can I pick your brain?" from this The Officially Candace Co. was born. Since I got the creative generator bug back in 2000, I have found such a sense of fulfillment in my own life. I enjoy writing about my passions, what interests me, what interests other people, and sharing it with the world. With each passing day, The Officially Candace Co. reaches more people, and with that, even more success.
Ms. Malone is a seasoned Human Resources and Training Development Practitioner in the Maryland area. Currently, she leads Organizational Development and Learning initiatives in the retail industry. Ms. Malone diligently serves as the Corporate Chair of the recently formed Thrive: People of Color Business Resource Group and dedicates time as Corporate Events Chair on the Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) Business Resource Group in her industry. During her career she has positively impacted retail organizations in various roles such as a Regional HR Business Partner covering (7) states at one of the largest and oldest commission sales retailers in the country as well as various Talent Management lead roles within large retailers. She has a key passion for maximizing Learning & Development, Diversity & Inclusion, and Human Resources to help people be resilient to excel and succeed in their careers.
She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology & Business Management from Saginaw Valley State University and holds a Master of Human Resource Development degree from Bowie State University. She has continued studies in Project Management and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. She is a member of the Network of Executive Women Mid-Atlantic, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Association of Talent Development (ATD). She has worked with numerous businesses and nonprofits in MI, MD, PA, and the Carolinas including speaking at colleges and universities regarding career development.
In her spare time, she donates time volunteering and advancing the needs of Women and Children, with an emphasis in Education, Special Needs, and The Arts. She is passionate about community empowerment and advocacy. Ms. Malone is a former VISTA manager and National Americorps Service member. In addition to being a Board Member of the Greater Baltimore Urban League and Community Impact Vice President of the Junior League of Prince George's County, as well as a former member of the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Young Professionals Council, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, NJ Ladies Lead, and Girl Scouts of the USA – Hornets Nest Council.