Tampa Bay Business Women Awards 2023: Mallory Tai Taylor

Mallory Tai Taylor has consulted for government entities, nonprofits, health care and technology companies. She helps clients create, or capitalize, on strategic initiatives that facilitate growth and merger and acquisition opportunities. 


I give back to the community in a multipronged approach of time and financial resources. I have previously been on the board of nonprofits and currently serve on the Gulf States Health Policy Center (focusing on alleviating Social Determinants of Health), I volunteer my time for several organizations that assist with food instability, homelessness, lack of children’s health services, mental health and I contribute financially to charities in the Tampa Bay community, as well as nationwide organizations. This year, I also started to have my team identify the charity they would like me to support, in their name, for select holidays, anniversaries and birthdays.

In 2022, I founded the Bravado Health Cares initiative that gives one day a quarter, to each team member, to volunteer their time in their community. Each quarter, the philanthropic and culture committee selects a different charity focus that our time resources go to and bi-annually, for our financial resources.


While daunting, it is to continually obsolete myself in whatever space I am in at that time. Obsoleting pushes me to evolve, and elevate, beyond my comfort zone which, in turn, leads to larger risk-taking. It happens for me and allows me to have more control in being part of the process, because if not the competition/market/industry will do it to me.

This lesson is something that I carry over into my business practices and mentoring. As a business, you should be constantly looking at how the product(s) can evolve into the next level of success. Are you answering the right question/problem? Is this the right offering for your clients, enough of one? The health tech industry, like most, is evolving and shifting priorities on a minute-by-minute basis. Users are slow to adopt but what is in vogue is fast to change.

I have to obsolete myself not only for me but for my team, pushing me to be a more robust and well-rounded leader. It allows me to support and help elevate my team members in the company and their overall career.


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