Kimberly King is co-founder and Director of One Island Institute. An internationally recognized social entrepreneur, Kimberly is a strategy consultant and change agent in the diverse fields of sustainability and innovation ecosystems; multi-sector partnerships and alliances; cause-branding and multimedia; peacebuilding and economic development; financial services and micro-lending; entrepreneurship and the empowerment of women & youth.
King’s unique perspective reflects 25 years as a pioneer in whole-systems thinking and development representing trade associations, Fortune 500′s, govts; arts & media, NGO’s and the United Nations. Clients & partners include: American Express, AT&T, Coca-Cola, AARP, Credit Union National Association, Los Angeles Economic Development Corp, the World Trade Center Association, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNFPA. King’s innovative models and marketing strategies have generated an estimated 4 billion dollars for clients/partners to date.
Kimberly is a pioneer in Resilient Communities with a passionate focus on women and youth. Her two decades of work covers the spectrum of education and STEM programs for girls; micro-finance, entrepreneurship, leadership and mentoring with women and youth; public initiatives addressing female health, sex traffiking, and violence against women; programs addressing self-esteem and image individually and in public media; and gender parity and participation in all facets of business and government.
Ms. King is President of The Peace Company and CoFounder of WIESD – Women in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development. She has been a founder/lead organizer of numerous networks & organizations including the Global Action Network, Women Uniting, Franchise for Humanity, and Stand Up and Vote. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the International Women’s ThinkTank, The Interfaith Observer, Alliance for Peacebuilding, US Women Connect, and is an NGO Liaison to the United Nations Commission on Women. She is a Founding Member of One Future One Planet and the Global Dialogues Initiative.
Kimberly is a dialogue convener, speaker, media producer, and featured Co-author in “The Power of Team” and best selling series “Wake Up, Live the Life You Love.” A true global citizen, Kimberly has worked & traveled to nearly 70 countries and is an honored recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Global Humanitarian Award.