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Women of Influence Partners with Celebrity Stylist

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Celebrity stylist Kim Appelt will join Women of Influence as Style Expert and Fashion Editor


TORONTO, FEBRUARY 2017 – Women of Influence is excited to welcome celebrity stylist Kim Appelt as their first ever Style Expert and Fashion Editor. In her new role, Kim will be sharing her knowledge on work-meets-fashion topics — from what is trendy yet appropriate, to how to express your personal style at the office and define your personal brand.

With a mandate of providing the expert insights and inspiration needed to support women’s professional advancement, Women of Influence is looking forward to sharing Kim’s fashion advice with their large community of women.

“At Women of Influence we strive to touch on all aspects of a woman’s professional life, and to offer actionable insights from qualified experts,” says Stephania Varalli, Co-CEO of Women of Influence. “Partnering with Kim — who is not only a style expert, but also an entrepreneurial success — enables us to offer sought-after advice on workplace attire, from a highly qualified and inspirational role model.”

Kim Appelt is a personal and celebrity stylist and a respected fashion influencer. As a mother of three who manages a coast-to-coast roster of clientele, plus a thriving social media community at StylebyKimXo and over 1,000,000 views on her YouTube channel, Secrets of a Stylist, Kim is a perfect example of the modern entrepreneurial woman, having found a way to channel her personal passion into a creatively fulfilling and successful career.

“When I started in the fashion industry as a stylist, I had a goal of helping women,” explains Kim. “A desire to lift them up, and make their life a little easier by taking the guesswork out of fashion. I’m honored to be asked by Women of Influence to be the new style expert and fashion editor. I look forward to helping all women put their best ‘shoe’ forward!”

In her role as Style Expert, Kim will become the Fashion Editor for Women of Influence magazine. The upcoming Spring 2017 issue will be distributed at all Women of Influence events and through selected partners, available for sale starting March 1 on


About Kim Appelt
Kim Appelt is one of Canada’s top stylists and a well respected influencer in the fashion scene. Along with dressing hip personal clients, both men and women, she also dresses local television personalities, musicians and A-list celebrities for the red carpet. Kim’s passion to help clients find their own style, and her keen eye for what works have led the way to a successful styling career. Kim sits on the nominating committee for the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards and is committed to helping new artists. Kim and her work have been seen on the Red Carpet, everywhere from the CAFA awards to The Daytime Emmy’s. To see more of Kim and her work, follow her on social media @StylebyKimXo or subscribe to her YouTube channel, Secrets of a Stylist.


About Women of Influence
Women of Influence, now in its 23rd year, is one of North America’s leading organizations offering solutions to further women’s professional advancement. With global event series, courses in executive leadership, and print and digital content, Women of Influence annually reaches over 200,000 professional women and men across Canada and internationally. Signature events include the Women of Influence Luncheon Series and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.
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For interview requests or further information please contact:

Teresa Harris, Women of Influence, 416-803-7811

Jake Gold, The Management Trust, 416-979-7070