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Kim Kardashian speaks at Harvard Business School, checks out ‘The Embrace’ in Boston

Kim Kardashian.Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post

Entrepreneur and reality TV star Kim Kardashian is keeping up with the locals in Boston — checking out “The Embrace” sculpture just unveiled on Boston Common and speaking at Harvard Business School.

The media personality posted a somewhat blurry photo of ”The Embrace” statue on her Instagram story around 10:30 a.m. Friday, immediately attracting the attention of residents and fans, who were buzzing about her pit stop in the city.

The photo of the 22-foot-high bronze sculpture, which memorializes the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and their lasting imprint on Boston, appeared to have been snapped while Kardashian was driving by, a few snowflakes caught in the image.


About three hours later, Kardashian posted a video, again on her Instagram story, of Harvard Business School blanketed by falling snow.

Maddie Yardley posted a Twitter video of Kardashian walking through the halls of HBS. The star of “The Kardashians” was clad in a suit and a black leather trench coat and flanked by a film crew and security guards.

“Not every day you see Kim K at your workplace!,” Yardley wrote.

Kardashian spoke to a “short intensive program” class called Moving Beyond: Direct to Consumer, taught by Len Schlesinger, Matt Higgins, and Ayelet Israeli, according to Yardley.

A HBS spokesman confirmed that Kardashian spoke in the class.

Some speculated that she might be in town on business. Kardashian launched the private-equity firm SKKY Partners last fall with Jay Sammons, a former partner at the Carlyle Group, according to The Wall Street Journal. The firm is based in Boston, where Sammons lives and runs the day-to-day operations, as well as in Los Angeles, where Kardashian lives, the Journal said.

Kris Jenner, Kardashian’s mother, is also a partner in the firm.


SKKY is focused on “investing in and building consumer and media businesses,” the Journal reported last September. Kardashian has steadily grown her business empire over the years. She told the Journal that the idea of collaborating with other entrepreneurs to help them get their companies off the ground is what attracted her to the idea of starting SKKY.

“The exciting part is to sit down with these founders and figure out what their dream is,” she told the Journal. “I want to support what that is, not change who they are in their DNA, but just support and get them to a different level.”

Where else might Kardashian stop in Boston?

She received at least a few invitations from residents to hang out. “Meet me wherever you want in the North End,” one person tweeted.

A post from Kim Kardashian's Instagram.Kim Kardashian
Photo pulled from @kimkardashian Instagram page. It is a screenshot from a video posted to her story Jan. 20, 2023.Kim Kardashian/Instagram

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