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Kendra Scott to Give Keynote Address and Receive Honorary Doctorate at LIM College’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Designer, founder, and philanthropist will also receive a Distinguished Achievement Award

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — LIM College, which is located in New York City and focused on the business of fashion and lifestyle, has announced that Kendra Scott, Founder, Executive Chairwoman & Chief Creative Officer of Kendra Scott LLC, will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2023 at the College’s 84th Commencement exercises.

Kendra Scott will be LIM College's 2023 Commencement speaker.

Kendra Scott will be LIM College’s 2023 Commencement speaker.

Scott will also receive LIM’s Distinguished Achievement Award and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree. The ceremony will be held at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on May 20, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Scott started her company in 2002, just three months after her first son was born. Her commitment to innovation, quality, and detail has taken her from a small startup to a billion-dollar brand. With over 2,600 employees and over 130 standalone stores, Kendra Scott is known for its design and material innovation, use of color, and signature shapes for women and men.

As the brand continues to grow, Kendra and her namesake company remain true to its founding philosophy of “Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy.” Since its beginning, the company has given back significantly to local, national, and international causes supporting organizations that serve women and youth in the areas of health and wellness, education and entrepreneurship, and empowerment.

Scott was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Award in 2017, was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2019, and appeared as a guest Shark on Seasons 12 and 14 of ABC’s Shark Tank. With a passion for empowering the next generation of female leaders, Scott is currently a professor of practice at the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at

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  • March 19, 2023