WJA and MJSA Will Hold Conference

January, 2004

WJA and MJSA Will Hold Conference

The Women's Jewelry Association, in conjunction with the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America, will hold its first Women in the Know conference for women in the jewelry industry Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. The business conference will bring together women from all facets of the fine jewelry and related industries. Mini-seminars will focus on professional development, personal branding and promotion, business and personal finance, and networking. The day is sponsored by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co., Neenah, WI.

Futurist and author Edie Weiner is the keynote luncheon speaker. Her company, Weiner, Edrich, Brown Inc., advises clients including the U.S. Congress and Fortune 500 companies on issues of marketing, product development, strategic planning, investments, and advertising. The day also offers the following lineup of speakers:

• Hilary Harris, a prosperity coach, will discuss negotiating techniques.
• Diane Danielson, author of TableTalk: The Savvy Girl's Alternative to Networking, will speak about communicating and networking.
• Suzanne DeVries, founder of Diamond Staffing Solutions, will talk about career development.
• Diane Allen, a professional coach and organizational development consultant, will address building top-notch relationships through interpersonal communications.
• Rhea VanHook, an insurance professional, will detail basics of insurance.
• Hedda Schupak, JCK editor in chief, will moderate Can Women Run The Jewelry Industry?, with a panel of industry leaders.

The Women in the Know Conference costs $125 for members of either WJA or MJSA and $150 for non-members. For more information or to attend the conference, please contact Committee Chair Caroline Stanley, Red Jewel Inc., (310) 937-8997 or caroline@redjewel.com.

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