Francesca Kennedy

Speaking Engagements


Francesca Kennedy is a leading advocate of social entrepreneurship with a passion for sharing her story.

Francesca was featured on and won Project Runway: Fashion Startup. Rebecca Minkoff is now an investor and partner in Ix Style.

Francesca has been named Inc.com's Top 27 Women Business Leaders of 2017 and People En Espanol's Top 25 Most Powerful Latinas of 2018.

Francesca has designed exclusive collections for Richard Branson and Gwyneth Paltrow for Goop, J.Crew, Gap and Anthropologie.

Francesca is working on a coffee table book with famed photographer Steve McCurry who shot the the prolific Afghan girl National Geographic cover about the vanishing culture of the Mayan artisans who make Ix Style's products, their stories and their inspirations. 

Watch Francesca in The Gap's Commercial About Ix Style: Work With Mayan Artisans + Providing Clean Drinking Water To Children

Francesca delivers inspirational presentations and speeches to Fortune 500 companies, conferences, universities, professional associations, panels and groups ranging in audience sizes and topics.

Francesca has spoken at Indiana Conference for Women (with keynotes by Diane Keaton and Maureen Chiquet the former CEO of Chanel), Emerge Americas in Miami (with keynotes by Pitbull + Steve Wozniack), She LeadsWe All GrowFashion Digital and many others. 

Francesca was a TED Resident, and presented a TED talk at their HQ in Soho about Lake Atitlan called "Finding Hope in Murky Water."


Popular speaking topics include:

Social Entrepreneurship + Social Impact

Sustainable + Ethical Fashion

Entrepreneurial Leadership + Management

Women in Business

What Makes a Great Brand Story

How to Bootstrap A Company


To book Francesca Kennedy for a speaking engagement click here.