Carolyn Kinder to Receive WithIt Legacy Award

Carolyn KinderCarolyn Kinder

HIGH POINT, N.C.--Carolyn Kinder, the designer and founder and CEO of Carolyn Kinder, will receive the Legacy Award from WithIt, the women's leadership development network for the home furnishings industry, during the 2015 WOW Awards dinner and ceremony.

The annual awards recognize business leaders nominated by their peers who have contributed to the success of the home furnishings industries and have demonstrated significant impact on their companies, the industry or both, WithIt said. Carolyn Kinder Inc. was founded in 1992 and licenses designs for category leaders in the industry. Present and past clients include: Imax, Uttermost, Austin, Seagull, Thomas Lighting, Stanley Mirror, Home Depot, Sears' The Great Indoors, J.C. Penney, Magnussen Home, Casa Bique, Lazzaris, Crescent, Neilson Bainbridge, Larson Juhl and Kinder-Harris. Carolyn Kinder International was founded in 2002, and, headquartered in China, focuses on sourcing, design development, multi-product licensing partnerships and direct importing for the home furnishings industry.

In addition, WithIt will present WOW Awards in four additional categories: Education, Mentoring, Leadership and Future Leader. Nominees for these awards include: Deb Barrett of Window Dressings, Katy Garrett of Connexionsoft Inc., and Maria Killam of Maria Killam Colour and Design, for Education; Sharron Bradley of North American Home Furnishings Association, Patrick Cory of Cory Home Delivery, and Lorri Kelley of Palliser, for Mentoring; Jennifer Appleby of Wray Ward, Deborah Klein of DK Inside Designer, Inc., and Libby Langdon of Libby Interiors, Inc., for Leadership; and Julia Marks of Picture Source, Emily Severson of and Erinn Valencich of Erinn V. Design Group, for Future Leader.

The winners for each category will be announced during the event. The 2015 awards ceremony is set for Sunday, Jan. 18, the opening night of Las Vegas Market, and International Market Centers (IMC) is again serving as its lead sponsor. It will take place at the IMC World View on Floor 16, Building B.

Andrea LilloAndrea Lillo | Fashion Editor

Andrea Lillo has written about a variety of topics, from beer gardens in Queens to kitchen design trends to residential caves. Having joined Home Furnishings News in 2006, she serves as Fashion Editor.


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