About // Kendra Scott
About // Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott is the founder, executive chairwoman and lead designer of billion-dollar jewelry brand Kendra Scott. Based in Austin, TX, Kendra continues to lead her company on the foundation of three core pillars: Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy.
Kendra Scott is a loving mom, a driven entrepreneur, and a passionate designer who believes the truest form of success is giving back in a meaningful way. She started her company in 2002, just three months after her first son was born, with only $500. Known for her dynamic use of color and genuine materials, Kendra’s commitment to innovation, quality and detail has brought her from a small start-up to a billion-dollar brand that has won over loyal fans, media and celebrities alike. With over 2,000 employees, Kendra Scott boasts a thriving web business and over 100 standalone stores, and has expanded beyond fashion jewelry into the categories of fine jewelry, home décor, and beauty.
Since she began her company, Kendra has lived by three core values: Family, Fashion and Philanthropy. She created a brand and culture that authentically values giving back and making a positive difference in the community. The Kendra Scott company maintains a focus on its customers and the causes close to their hearts, having donated over $40 million to local, national and international causes since 2010.
Introducing Professor Kendra Scott!
Kendra Scott was appointed a Professor of Practice at UT’s College of Fine Arts in Fall 2020
“I’m excited for the opportunity to work directly with students on their own journeys to become the next leaders in the business world. I’ve been so inspired by the students I’ve met at The University of Texas, and we’re seeing a real hunger for programming and classes that lift up and support aspiring female entrepreneurs.
– Kendra Scott
Founder & CEO, Kendra Scott
Co-Taught by Professor Kendra Scott
Students gained hands-on, tangible equipping tools for women entrepreneurs. Our “live”case study of KS was threaded with cameo speaking appearances from KS CEO, Tom Nolan, VP philanthropy, Sheena Wilde, CMO Mindy Perry, VP Brand and Strategy, Cheryl Mills Knight, VP Design, Denise Chumlea (for tour of Design Center.) Along with a blend of lectures, experiential exercises, and guest speakers the class exposed women’s obstacles in contemporary society with strategies to overcome them.