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Diversity: A Business Opportunity
Having a workforce that is more diverse not only makes goodbusiness sense, it makes good economic sense. Companies with a more inclusiveemployee base — i.e., a greater proportion of women and ethnically/culturallydiverse individuals — are more competitive in the...
Polished Markets Oct 15, 2019 Deborah Yonick
WJA Brings New Executive Director on Board
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has appointed JenniferMarkas as executive director, succeeding Bernadette Mack. Markas was previously in charge of sustainability reportingand communications at Tiffany & Co., and was an event leader in thejeweler’s first employee...
Polished Markets Sep 08, 2019 Rapaport News
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Kathryn Kimmel to Retire from GIA
Senior vice president and chief marketing officer KathrynKimmel will leave the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) after 29 years. A third-generation jewelry-industry member, Kimmel worked inretail, manufacturing and various other fields within the...
Polished Markets Aug 28, 2019 Rapaport News
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WJA Awards over $65K to 49 Recipients
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has revealed thewinners of its 2019 Excellence Awards scholarships and grants. The group will award a total of $65,500 — raised through itsAwards for Excellence Gala, individual member donations...
Polished Markets Jul 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Survey Highlights Gender Bias in Jewelry Trade
The industry still has its work cut out for it in terms of gender equality, a survey published by the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) indicates. The results of the study showed widely differing awarenessbetween business owners...
Retail Apr 30, 2019 Rapaport News
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WJA Names Excellence Honorees
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has announced thehonorees for its Awards for Excellence, with its mentorship prize going to aman for the first time. Its Visionary Awards recognize females who have...
Polished Markets Apr 24, 2019 Rapaport News
WJA Names New Board Members
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has appointedJacqueline Cassaway, the vice president of merchandising for Starboard CruiseServices, as president-elect. Jenny Luker will remain president and Sara Yood will continue as treasurer.Corporate secretary Rebecca Moskal,...
Polished Markets Feb 26, 2019 Rapaport News
Jewelers of America Hires Membership Chief
Jewelers of America (JA) has appointed Regina Ciarleglio asits new director of membership, the trade association said Friday. Ciarleglio, who will oversee JA’s membershipdevelopment and retention, has more than 25 years of experience in the...
Polished Markets Jan 27, 2019 Rapaport News
JA National Convention to Launch in July
Jewelers of America (JA) will launch its first NationalConvention in New York next July. The forum — open to jewelry professionals —will feature expert presentations and discussions on issues facing the US and international jewelry industry,...
Polished Markets Oct 28, 2018 Rapaport News
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WJA Awards Total of $65K to 45 Women
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has revealed thewinners of its 2018 Excellence Awards scholarships and grants. The group will award a total of $65,000 —raised through its Awards for Excellence Gala, individual member...
Polished Markets Jul 10, 2018 Rapaport News
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JBT Appoints New Chairman
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has appointed MichaelKaplan as chairman, replacing Todd Wolleman, the group said last week. Kaplan (pictured) has been involved in the JBT for 20 years,and was previously first vice...
Polished Markets Mar 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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WJA Honors Women Who Drive Equality
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has announced thehonorees for its Visionary Awards, the newest category in its Awards forExcellence. The awards, which will take place in New York in July,recognize those aimed at advancing...
Polished Markets Feb 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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WJA Names New International Board
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has elected JennyLuker, president of Platinum Guild International, as its new international-board president. Sara Yood, senior counsel of the Jewelers VigilanceCommittee, will serve as treasurer, while Rebecca Moskal, a partner...
Retail Feb 11, 2018 Rapaport News
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WJA Unveils Shortlists for Annual Awards
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) announced the nomineesfor its annual Awards for Excellence for professionals who demonstrate“significant” achievements throughout their careers.Winners will be announced July 25 in the HammersteinBallroom at the Manhattan Center, New...
Polished Markets Jun 09, 2016 Rapaport News
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Women’s Jewelry Association Announces 2016 Shining Star Winners
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) announced thewinners of the 2016 Shining Star awards, which recognize a member of eachregional chapter for their extraordinary services.The winners receive anexpenses-paid trip to New York, where they will...
Retail Mar 07, 2016 Rapaport News
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WJA Names 2016 Hall of Fame Honorees
The Women’s Jewelry Association hasnamed its Hall of Fame honorees for the association’s annual Awards forExcellence gala scheduled for July 25 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.Sissy Jones, owner of Sissy's Log Cabin, will...
Marketing Feb 09, 2016 Rapaport News
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Randi Zuckerberg to Deliver Keynote Speech at Women’s Jewelry Association Conference
Randi Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of ZuckerbergMedia and author of Dot Complicated, will be a keynote speaker at a conferenceorganized by the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) in New York on March 10.Zuckerberg, a formerdirector of marketing development at Facebook and sister of the...
Retail Jan 07, 2016 Rapaport News
'Sparkle For A Cure' Raises Funds for Breast Cancer
The Women’s Jewelry Association's (WJA) New York metropolitan chapter and Greenwich Jewelers in Manhattan teamed up for ''Sparkle for a Cure,'' a fundraising initiative for breast cancer research, raising $7,000 during the Susan G. Komen...
Marketing Sep 21, 2011 Ricci Dipshan
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