OUR SEPTEMBER MM COWGIRL -- EMILY LANDERS
Emily Landers, founder of Flight Social Media sat down with us to share her story. Flight Social Media offers turnkey social media account management and content creation for charming, creative, cool & kind companies. Emily has also been a huge asset to the Madison McKinley team, we have been so fortunate to have her help and guidance.
Tell us about your company.
I run a social media company called Flight Social Media that I started in 2014! We create and execute content for small businesses, which include restaurants, boutiques and startups. We’ve even had a politician as a client!
Tell us about your choice to pave your own path as an entrepreneur.
After working in corporate in New York directly after college my board of directors approached me with a concept that I couldn’t turn down! It meant I had to move from my beloved New York to Waco, Texas but it was worth the risk to become a CEO at age 23.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
My husband and I live in California (native Texans) right now and love it! I could definitely see us being in Los Angeles long-term but we’ll see what happens. In 10 years I hope to have grown my businesses to it’s maximum potential, travelled a bit and have grown our family! I could also see myself continuing to assist startups in social media or whatever new tech idea there is by then!
.4. What's the best advice you've ever received
Savannah Guthrie gave me some of the best advice I’ve ever received! She told me (as an intern in New York at the time) to enjoy every moment but also to be the one who goes above and beyond for others in the office and to always be looking for ways to serve behind the scenes.
What advice can you give to other woman entrepreneurs?.
First and foremost, I would say GO for it! Don’t wait! If you have an idea or a passion you can’t shake, it probably means you’re not supposed to!
Tell us why you love fashion/arts and give us a taste of your style!
From a young age my Dad, who is an artist, always encouraged my siblings and me to be creative. Whether that meant painting, drawing or making up a song, we could always entertain ourselves! I also believe growing up in Texas gave me a love for the great outdoors and animals. Overalls were my go to as a child because they were easy and I could climb a tree if I needed to! That same sense of comfortable casual cool has followed me to Malibu.
What is your favorite Madison McKinley jewelry?
What would be your favorite way to style your Madison McKinley Jewelry?
Pile them on! I love how Madison brings such a unique but timeless style to each design. She’s truly gifted!
What is your favorite vacation spot? Tell us your favorite spots in the area!
It’s a tie between our honeymoon resort, Jade Mountain in Saint Lucia and our dog’s namesake, Maui! Both islands are beautiful. If you’re staying in Maui, Wailea is a must!
What is your favorite go to everyday outfit?
Since I work from home and often make afternoon trips to the beach for a stroll with our golden doodle, I like to keep it casual with jeans and a long sleeve (gotta stay protected from the SoCal sun!) cotton button down.
Are you a wrangler girl or a levi girl?
What is in your travel jewelry bag?
What is your go to lip balm?
Liplux SPF 30 Organic Lip Sunscreen by Coola!
If you had a horse, what would you name it?
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I am a twin! My sister is 23 minutes older than me!