Kendra Scott is an American accessories designer. She is the chief executive officer of Kendra Scott Design.[2]

 

Career

Early career

Scott moved to Austin at the age 19 and started her first company in a mall, a small hat store called Hat Box. Scott designed hats for people undergoing chemotherapy, to be "comfortable but stylish".[2]

Kendra Scott Design

In 2002, Scott started Kendra Scott Design, Inc. and began making jewelry out of her spare bedroom.[3] She was frustrated that jewelry options were either high-fashion and expensive or low quality and she wanted to fill the gap.[3] She began by creating and selling jewelry to local stores. In 2010, Kendra Scott Design opened its first store in Austin, Texas.[3] Kendra Scott Jewelry is now available in over 800 stores internationally. The corporate headquarters are located in Austin, Texas.[2][5][6]

In 2012, Kendra Scott Design was named the number one Fastest Growing Company in Austin in the under $10 million category by the Austin Business Journal.[7] She now is very popular among this generation.

Philanthropy

Scott sits on the board of LifeWorks and in 2012 held a benefit for Lauren Scruggs.[2][8]

Kendra Scott Design works with nonprofit organizations, such as Meals on Wheels, Blessings in a Backpack, and Dress for Success.[9][10]

Public relations

Scott is co-host of CNBC Prime's competition reality show Crowd Rules with Pat Kiernan.[11] She has appeared on The Rachael Ray Show.[12]

Awards and recognition

In 2010 Scott was named the most influential woman in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal.[13] She was listed as a "Fashion Influencer" in the Pantone Fashion Color Report in 2013 and 2014.[14][15] Scott won an Austin Under 40 Award in the Business & Entrepreneurship category and was named the Austinite of the Year at the 2013 Austin Under 40 Awards.[16] She was given the Lady Bird Johnson Humanitarian of the Year Award at Luminaria 2013.[17]

Personal life

Scott was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin.[2] She never completed college.[2][5] Scott lives and works in Austin, Texas with her three sons.[2][13]