03 Dec 2021
DiamondWorld Directory
-
Home |
News
Home
WJA Invites Industry Leaders Dedicated to Responsible Business to Attend its Awards for Excellence Gala this Fall
The fundraiser will support WJA’s innovative and forward-looking programming focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, responsible sourcing and sustainability, and leadership development
By: Diamond World News Service
|
Aug 10 2021 11:39AM
|
Reference: 25775  

DecreaseIncrease

On October 20, 2021, WJA will transform the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City into an inspiring space highlighting its event theme Building Resilience with Responsible Business. The VIP fundraiser will gather together 250 guests in person and hundreds more virtually for an evening of networking and to celebrate its two Visionary Award winners: Karen Goracke, CEO of Borsheims, and Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week and former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

WJA’s biggest fundraiser of the year comes as a long-awaited and exciting opportunity for jewelry and watch professionals to connect with each other after many months apart. Attendees will enjoy an extended cocktail hour, theater-style program, and an afterparty offering ample time to mingle with industry leaders and colleagues.

During the event, WJA will share the importance of operating a responsible business and will showcase how its industry partners have embraced this business model. The fundraiser will help to support WJA’s programs, including the recent launch of WJA Foundation’s Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability Education Fund, its Conversations on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program, and WJA’s Masterclass leadership development series.

The program will be shared virtually across our membership and the greater industry to increase accessibility. The virtual presentation will also include a special keynote from Tensie Whelan, the former President of Rainforest Alliance and the current Director of New York University’s Center for Sustainable Business. Individual tickets for the inperson and virtual event can be purchased starting at the end of August.

About WJA’s Visionary Award Winners:

Karen Goracke has had a lengthy and distinguished career at Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts, one of the country’s largest independent jewelry stores. Before being named President and CEO by Warren Buffett, Karen served in a variety of roles focused on inventory management and sales. She possesses an intricate depth of knowledge not only of Borsheims but of the worldwide jewelry industry.

Hailed as the award-winning creator of NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, Fern Mallis has been called an industry titan, Fashion doyenne, and the godmother of Fashion. After two decades at the Council of Fashion Designers of America and IMG Fashion, Fern is currently President of her fashion and design consultancy and serves on the board of the FIT Foundation.

WJA invites companies and organizations that foster responsible business practices to sponsor its gala and programming. More information about the event can be found here.

Donations to WJA Foundation can be made directly here.

 



 

Follow DiamondWorld on Instagram: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Twitter: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Facebook: @diamondworldnet
Have Your Say
* Your view
* Name:
* Email:
* Town/city:
* Country/State:
*  Company:
 
*  Name:
 
*  Mobile:
 
*  Email:
 
 
Subscribe for DiamondWorld weekly Newsletter
 
Search News by City
Recent Issue
2021
AVAILABLE NOW...!
News in Pictures
Videos
Young Diamantaires
Pictures: 16
Stunning Jewellery from Cannes 2019
Pictures: 24
Sparkly Jewels at Oscars 2019
Pictures: 19
Golden Globes 2018
Pictures: 15
Spotted: Who Wore What (December 2018)
Pictures: 4
India Diamond Week
Pictures: 8
Spotted: Who Wore What (October 2018)
Pictures: 7
Spotted: Who Wore What (September 2018)
Pictures: 6
70th Emmy Awards
Pictures: 11
35th India International Jewellery Show 2018
Pictures: 46
JJS - IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2015 powered by GIA
Views: 30160
Diamond World Expert Hour with Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO, ALROSA
Views: 6622
GJEPC Chairman Interview
Views: 26418
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012 - Part 1
Views: 36326
Promo for IJ Awards 2012 at NDTV Profit
Views: 50276
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012- Part 2
Views: 63626
Couture India 2016 - A Business Boutique Show by IJ Magazine
Views: 20386
Savjibhai Dholakiya, Surat Businessman (Diamond Merchant) speaks in Vibrant 2015
Views: 48259
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2013 - NDTV Video
Views: 47416
Advertisement
GIA_2021
Advertisement
DW Whatsapp Sub sq
Member of:
Supporter of: