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WJA invites Ivanka Trump to address 2010 WJA Women in the Know Conference
The event is themed as Rethink. Renew. Reinvent.
By: Diamond World News Service
Jan 16 2010 11:57AM
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Ivanka Trump has been invited to address the Women’s Jewelry Association’s Women in the Know Conference (WITK) on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. Ivanka Trump Donald and Ivana Trump, has many references to her credit has social and style icon, astute businesswoman, best-selling author, international TV personality and jewellery entrepreneur.

She is a summa cum laude graduate from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently serving as executive vice president of Development & Acquisitions within the Trump Organisation and a co-founder of the Trump Hotel Collection. She launched her first independent project in 2007, in the jewellery industry; the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry – in association with Dynamic Diamond. The jewellery line features gold and platinum jewellery designs in modern interpretation of the best jewellery classics from the 20s to the 60s, and are retailed at the Ivanka Trump boutique and also through wholesale to select retailers internationally.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Ivanka Trump as this year’s WITK keynote speaker,” stated Anne Valentzas WJA’s vice president of education and vice president of marketing, Leo Schachter Diamonds. “Among the many insightful business lessons Ms. Trump will share with us will be those learned during the inspiration, development and production phases of her jewelry line, which are perfect for our WJA audience.”

Highlights of Ms. Trump’s keynote address, Ivanka Trump Rocks Tradition, include how to use uncertainty to your advantage, get noticed at work, use focus and efficiency to open doors, create a strong and consistent identity, and make a lasting impact. The 2010 Women in the Know Conference is sponsored by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company and is themed as Rethink. Renew. Reinvent. “This theme reflects our focus on today’s business realities and the tactics necessary to navigate the continuing headwinds of this challenging economic environment,” explained Conference Chair Brandee Dallow, director of marketing and communications at Julius Klein Group.

The event will also include other inspirational, general session keynote speakers - Susan Engel, Chief Executive Officer, Portero Luxury; Andrea Hill, CEO, Hill Management Consulting; Mike Song, co-founder and CEO of Cohesive Knowledge Solutions and author of The Hamster Revolution: How to Manage Your Email Before It Manages You and Mimi Donaldson, author of Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive!.

The event also includes some breakout sessions - Mentoring and Speed Coaching with Cindy Edelstein, president and founder of Jewelers Resource Bureau; Playing the Game of Credit Scoring... Know the Rules to Win with Jeanne Kelly, president and founder of the Kelly Group; How to Beat Google: The Secrets of Outranking Competition via SEO with Evan Bailyn, Google expert and founder of First Page Sage; Social Media 101 by Andrew Hazen, founder and chief executive officer, Prime Visibility and Harnessing the Jewelry Entrepreneur from Within by Kristin Hanson, founder, The Kristin Hanson Fine Jewelry School.

A distinguished panel, which will address Adapting to the “New” Jewelry Industry, will feature: Marion Fasel, Contributing Editor, Fine Jewelry & Watches, InStyle Magazine; Jennifer Gandia, Co-Owner, Greenwich Jewelers; Virginia Halevi, Editor in Chief, Jewelry.com; Tryna Kochanek, Senior Vice President, Sterling Jewelers Inc.; Jill Newman, Senior Editor, Style, Robb Report Magazine and Moderator: Carol Brodie, HSN's Rarities with Carol Brodie.

The 2010 WJA WITK Conference will also host the WJA’s Shining Star awards.

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