Designer, CEO and Philanthropist,
Kendra Scott, LLC
Designer, CEO, and philanthropist Kendra Scott started her company in 2002, with only $500 and just three months after her first son was born. Going door-to- door to Austin boutiques armed only with a tea box full of her jewelry, Kendra wowed businesses and customers with her infectious personality and unique eye for design.
The foundation of Kendra’s success has been her innate ability to utilize natural stones and custom designed shapes, which has brought her from a small start-up to a multi-million dollar business loved globally. Known for her unique use of color and genuine materials, Kendra has created collections of timeless pieces that have won over loyal fans, media and celebrities alike.
Today, her company continues to operate out of Austin, TX, in their 43,000 square ft. state of the art corporate office complete with design lab and an industry leading distribution center that caters to her employees’ career goals and family-life balance.
Kendra Scott references “moments of impact,” or moments that ultimately change the course of one’s life. Inspired by her stepfather Rob, who battled brain cancer, Kendra pushed herself to “do good,” some of the last words spoken by Rob. As a result of this experience and the loss of a close friend, Holley Kitchen, who suffered from metastatic breast cancer, Kendra is passionate about giving back to support services directly affecting the breast cancer community as well as breast cancer research and awareness.
Along with Family, Kendra maintains a focus on her other core pillars of Fashion & Philanthropy in all that she does. In 2015 alone, Kendra and the company have given back over $5M in dollar and product donations through their work with over 1,500 local and national organizations. She lives the belief of always having something to give.