Kendra Scott Shares Her Journey to Success in New Memoir
The jewelry designer’s billion-dollar brand got its start in her spare bedroom.
Scott’s first book, titled “Born to Shine: Do Good, Find Your Joy, and Build a Life You Love,” is available now for pre-order.
The designer teamed up with publisher Worthy Books, a division of Hachette Book Group.
“In her memoir that’s as captivating as her gorgeous designs, Kendra reminds us that not all that glitters is gold, that life is as messy as it is magical, that bad things can happen to good people, and that even in our darkest of days, there is always a light to shine,” said Worthy Books in a press release.
Scott founded her company in 2002, just three months after the birth of her son, with only $500 to invest.
She grew the jewelry company from a small start-up in her spare bedroom to a billion-dollar brand, with more than 3,000 employees and 115 stores.
Scott is one of the richest self-made women in America, according to Forbes, ranking No. 35 on the magazine’s 2021 list, with an estimated worth of $800 million.
In 2017, she was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and, in 2019, was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
Scott was also the only female guest “shark” on Season 12 of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
She stepped down as CEO of her company in February 2021 but remained on as the company’s executive chairman, chief creative officer, and its majority owner, guiding design, customer experience and philanthropy.
In 2019, she partnered with The University of Texas at Austin to establish a new female leadership program at the university, named the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute.
Scott is also a member of the board of directors for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
For more information or to pre-order the book, visit the Kendra Scott website.
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