Jewelry retailer Kendra Scott making Mother’s Day a corporate holiday

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Kendra Scott has more than 115 stores across the United States.

Kendra Scott is adding a new company-wide paid holiday to its roster.

The jewelry retailer will observe an annual  company-paid holiday for all employees. Kendra Scott retail store and customer care teams working on Sunday, May 8th (Mother's Day 2022) will be paid time and a half. And the corporate office and distribution center will be closed on Monday, May 9th in observance of the holiday.

“Family comes first at Kendra Scott,” said Kendra Scott, brand founder and executive chairwoman. “This Mother’s Day, I wanted to offer a day for our employees to take the time to celebrate themselves and their families. Starting this year, we declare that Mother’s Day is an annual Kendra Scott holiday, giving time for recognition and celebration.”

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The company noted that, during the past year, parents have continued to feel the pandemic effects of balancing full-time jobs and caring for their families. It is reported that 40% of mothers have added 3-plus hours of daily caregiving to their schedules.

“Recognizing that a mother can be defined in various ways, the corporate holiday aims to celebrate any supporting parental role and provide all employees with more time to spend with family, honor their own parental figures however they see fit, and take quality time for themselves,” the company said.

The initiative follows 2021’s Kendra Scott Mother’s Day Personal Time Off Fund, which provided $2,000 each to 50 moms across the country to account for much-deserved time off and bring attention to the unpaid parental care which so often is overlooked.

As a brand, Kendra Scott supports women through various initiatives all year long, including the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at UT Austin, the Kendra Gives Back program (which allows community members to host in-store events for important causes), the Kendra Cares program (where the brand brings its customizable Color Bar to pediatric hospitals across the country); its work with Breast Cancer Awareness and more.  

Kendra Scott has more than 115 standalone stores across the U.S. and is sold in retailers including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Dillard’s, and nearly 1,000 specialty boutiques worldwide.