Meet The Curator

Dr. Kimberly McGlonn is an advocate for justice & environmentalism, advocacy that informs her approach to leadership in the fashion industry.

As Founder & CEO of the manufacturing start-up Grant Blvd and of Blk Ivy, she oversees the creative direction and curation of both brands. Ultimately, her goal is to inspire others to see the power of fashion as and for, activism.

  • In 2022, she was a recipient of the Visa’s “She’s Next in Fashion Award” and also honored with the Black Enterprise “Business Disruptor of the Year” award.

  • Her work has been featured by Fast Company, Inc Magazine, WWD, and has been funded by Beyonce’s BeyGood Foundation.

  • Outside of these roles, Kimberly disrupts via her podcast, "School for Disrupters" and in curatorial capacities for independent artists in the greater Philadelphia area.

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