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Kendra Scott          

Jewelry Designer, Founder & Executive Chairwoman of Kendra Scott, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

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. Kendra Scott has become a household fashion name to women around the world, regularly appearing on The Rachael Ray Show and CNBC. Her jewelry has become a staple amongst Hollywoods elite including Eva Longoria, Katherine Heigel, Sofia Vergara and Hilary Duff. The line garners the attention of national publications and television media worldwide.

As Kendra continues to grow her company, she remains true to her three core philosophies: family, fashion and philanthropy. Kendras 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.

Speech Topics

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.

From personally going store to store selling her creations, Kendra Scott now has merchandise in over 800 stores nationwide. She didn't get there by chance. She applied her passion to spotting opportunities in a tough economy and to building winning teams. She shares her advice and strategies on following your passion and building a successful business, and shows that anything truly is possible.

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.

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.


5 Secrets From Powerhouse Jewelry Designer Kendra Scott
It's the struggle that makes us stronger,” Kendra Scott tells a group of young professionals in Austin, Texas, her hometown. The prominent jewelry designer and ...
First Look: Kendra Scott Goes Luxe with Her New Jewelry Collection ...
Jewelry designer Kendra Scott has made a name for herself in crafting bold, affordable gemstone pieces from rings to necklaces, alluring the likes of Hollywood ...
Kendra Scott Jewelry Announces the Opening of Plano Boutique ...
PLANO, Texas, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kendra Scott Jewelry Announces the Opening of Plano Boutique.
Kendra Scott: How a small business owner turned $500 into millions
Kendra Scott, a panelist on CNBC Prime's new show "Crowd Rules," shares how she turned $500 into a multimillion-dollar jewelry empire that spans the globe.
Jewelry designer Kendra Scott opens two Houston stores - Houston ...
Kendra Scott jewelry is sold in more than 800 stores internationally, including Nordstrom, and she has boutiques in Austin, Dallas and Beverly Hills, the latter of  ...

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