The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

Kelly Kolar | Kolar Design

Kelly Kolar is the President and Founder of Kolar + Kolar Experience Institute™, an award-winning design strategy firm that specializes in insights, interiors, and experiential design. Kolar uses data-driven analytics to measure the impact of space on people. She is passionate about finding new and better ways to connect people, places, and brands—from healing environments focused on the patient and family experience to global workplaces that blend corporate and cultural identity.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Thank people that have helped you in your creative journey before they are gone. The way to honor them is to pay it forward to someone else in their journey.

What is your favorite quote?

“Through our work at Kolar, we deliver design that not only impacts space but people’s lives. Personally, and as a firm, we are committed to investing in other diverse businesses, communities, and change agents promoting true equity in the market.”

Click HERE to view the complete list of 100 Women to KNOW in America presented by JP Morgan Chase.