Kim Smiley is an artist and social entrepreneur. She worked for over a decade as a senior executive in the nonprofit sector. In 2014, Kim debuted her social enterprise, an accessories line, at World MasterCard Fashion Week. Kim encourages newcomers towards self-sufficiency with training, work experience and a living wage. She also gives a portion of sales to charity. In 2015, Kim launched The Empathy Effect, a social experiment that snowballed into a social movement. The mission of the Empathy Effect, a nonprofit organization, is to galvanize empathy in public and private life. Kim is a graduate of McGill and Harvard University.