Kim Smiley believes in Beauty For The Public Good.
A Harvard-trained expert in compassion, Kim spent most of her career in the nonprofit sector, enriching the lives of vulnerable populations.
Kim shifted gears in 2014, launching an eponymous jewellery brand that marries profit with purpose. Since launching her line, Kim has been hailed as a “Rising Star in Canadian Fashion.”
In 2020, Kim opened a global flagship in Toronto, Canada.
An empathy activist, Kim inspires 275,000 followers in 75 countries through her nonprofit The Empathy Effect and Empathy Empire Foundation.
This October, stay tuned for Empathy Empire with Kim Smiley, a podcast and vlog profiling some of the most empathetic people on the planet.
Why we love Kim
There are many reasons to LOVE Kim Smiley. Her love of lace, poetry (every piece of jewelry is named after a poet!) and philanthropy are just a few of the things that make her spectacular. Kim walks the walk. She employs newcomers to Toronto, holds empathy workshops for kids and adults and is even embarking on an Empathy Empire podcast to spread even more love in this world. She's an incredible Canadian artist (just check out her jewelry) and a true believer in a better world (listen to her speak). We are so proud to know her, and to watch her shine year after year.