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Kendra  Scott

Kendra Scott

Jewelry Designer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Biography

In 2002, out of the extra bedroom of her home with only $500, Kendra Scott combined her love for fashion with her creative talents and began her own line of jewelry. Today, the Austin based designs of Kendra Scott Jewelry have a home in the three gorgeous branded stores in Austin, Dallas and Beverly Hills and can be found at top retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Lord and Taylor. Celebrity fans include Sofia Vergara, Eva Longoria, Jessica Alba, Molly Sims, Cameron Diaz, Hilary Duff and Brooklyn Decker. Read More >

Kendra Scott has become a household fashion name to women around the world, regularly appearing on The Rachael Ray Show and CNBC. Kendra Scott is an accessories brand defined by a beautiful collection of dynamic and colorfully confident pieces that exude the passion and vibrancy of its CEO and designer, Kendra Scott. She has cultivated partnerships with fashion luminaries like Oscar de la Renta and Randolph Duke and served as the exclusive accessory designer for many of their runway collections. Her unique designs are featured in top fashion and lifestyle magazines as well as a wide range of television and talk shows, and Kendra recently co-hosted CNBC small-business reality competition show Crowd Rules.

As Kendra continues to grow her company, she remains true to her three core philosophies: family, fashion and philanthropy. Kendra's family first philosophy has always been a core value of her growing company. The birth of her two sons during the initial stages of her business influenced Kendra in creating a lifestyle company that is both flexible and fun. While fashion is the driving force for this savvy entrepreneur, the heart of Kendra's business philosophy is in giving back to her community. Kendra sits on the board of local philanthropic organizations and works regularly with non-profits including Dress for Success, The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women and Blessings in a Backpack. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

The Power of Pink: Finding a Cure for Cancer

Philanthropist and CEO Kendra Scott who has personally lost a friend to breast cancer, speaks on the importance of finding a cure. "I have 1,200 women that work in my organization and we know that breast cancer can hit anytime. My goal is that we find a cure for this disease. I don't want to see any more people like Holly or other beautiful women or men have their lives taken from this disease," Scott says.

Lucky 7: Rules To Live By

Kendra engages her audience with her own personal story of success. Kendra shares her experiences of how to let go of the "what ifs" and how, with laughter as your companion, you can persevere through life's road blocks to achieve your dreams.

The 4 C's To Finding Your Inner Gem

As a diamond has 4 c's of quality, Kendra has created 4 c's to finding your inner gem. Kendra shows you how a clear vision, inner strength and an "all or nothing" attitude can lead you to being the radiant and successful person you have always desired.

Successful Entrepreneurship: Anything Is Possible

When Kendra Scott started her jewelry business out of her own bedroom with just $500, her husband had recently lost his job. To most people, that would hardly be the right time to take a risk to pursue a dream. But Kendra Scott had taken that risk before. At the age of 19, she started a business making headwear for chemotherapy patients. She eventually closed her hat store, but the lessons she learned from her past successes--and mistakes--spurred her on to follow her love of design.

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