Karlie Kloss (25), model, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Karlie Kloss is a top female social media influencer and model with more than seven million Instagram followers. Outside of modeling, Karlie partnered with Momofuku Milk Bar, combining her passion for baking, nutrition and philanthropy to create her own line of vegan, gluten-free cookies benefiting FEED and the CFDA. In the summer of 2015, Karlie launched her YouTube channel, Klossy, to share her and others’ stories.
She’s also a big influence when it comes to getting girls involved with science and tech. She started the Kode With Klossy program, and has appeared on “Bill Nye Saves the World.”The program's goal is to empower females in computer science and engineering fields through hands-on learning opportunities and community support early in their coding experience, when attrition is at its highest.
Advice to Succeed: "Being true to yourself, as cheesy as that sounds, is important. If you don't enjoy what you're doing—if you're pretending to be something you're not—then it's not sustainable."