Kim Kardashian surprises Harvard students with presentation

Kim Kardashian gave Harvard Business School students the surprise of a lifetime when she entered their classroom on Friday, January 20th.  She called the experience a “#BucketListDream” in an Instagram post anchored with photos.

“I spoke At Harvard Business School yesterday for a class called HBS Moving Beyond DTC.” Kim began in her post’s caption. “The class’s assignment was to learn about @skims, so my partner Jens and I spoke about our marketing, our challenges and our greatest wins. I’m so proud of Skims and the thought that it is a course being studied at Harvard is just crazy!!!  Thank you professor Len Schlesinger and @harvardhbs for having us.” #BucketListDream


Wearing a pinstriped suit and heeled boots, Kim entered Harvard Business School to give a lecture for the annual “Moving Beyond Direct-To-Consumer” event.  The Kardashians star spoke about her multi-billion apparel company, Skims, and starting a private investment firm Skyy Partners, which happens to be located in Boston.

Many students and faculty were in awe of Kim’s accomplishments and business directions.

Before she and her Skims co-founder Jens Grede stepped into the classroom, Kim spent some time working out at Equinox at the Ritz Carlton in Boston, then snapping a photo of The Embrace, the newly unveiled monument of Dr. Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King.  The bronze statue celebrates their achievements in the Civil Rights Movement.

After the class session and before leaving Boston, Kim spent some time with Harvard students.  NBC Boston interviewed a student on her thoughts on the beauty mogul’s visit.

“She is not the traditional [businesswoman], but I think she’s taken a unique path, and it is inspiring.”

As a camera crew surrounded the mother of four, sources told NBC Boston that her lecture and campus visit would be featured in a season three episode of The Kardashians on Hulu.  It is set to air sometime this year, and elder sister Kourtney shared some exclusive behind-the-scenes content back in September.

The day before (January 19th), Kim was in Ohio and visited Kevin Keith, a man on death row for a murder he didn’t commit.  She was a guest on a panel on the justice reform system, speaking about his case and her mission to get him out of prison.  Kim’s Spotify podcast, The System:  The Case of Kevin Keith, covers Kevin’s time in prison and the unfairness of his conviction.