New York, NY—Like everything else in this most unusual year, the Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) has had to rethink its annual “Jewelry Night Out” event, typically celebrated with chapter networking events across the United States.
Instead, WJA’s 2020 edition has been renamed “WJA Jewelry Night In,” a virtual learning event on September 10 featuring Caryl Capeci, CEO of Chow Tai Fook North America. Capeci oversees the company’s renowned diamond jewelry brands Hearts On Fire (HOF) and Mémoire, as well as emerging specialty collections for the North American market. She will share her leadership journey, plus her belief in community and mentorship as keys to her success. Capeci was instrumental in spearheading an important partnership between HOF and Girls, Inc., a national organization that is committed to empowering young girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Capeci is also a 2018 WJA Visionary Award winner and a member of WJA’s Women’s Executive Leadership Forum, and serves on the boards of Diamonds Do Good, the American Gem Society, and Jewelers of America. She is also a member of Twenty-Four Karat Club of the City of New York.
WJA members across North America and abroad will gather online at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 to hear Capeci’s presentation. Attendees also will learn about other WJA programming and the wide reach of its membership. The evening will conclude with individual chapter breakout sessions, to give WJA members and prospective members a chance to connect with each other on a local level, via Zoom.
“WJA celebrates Jewelry Night In with the tagline: ‘One Night, One Community, One Mission,’” says WJA Executive Director Jennifer Markas. “2020 marks WJA’s 37th year since the founding of our organization. Over this time, we’ve helped thousands of women reach new heights in their careers. Being part of a local chapter connects you to an international organization that gives you the tools and access to succeed professionally, whether through online networking, virtual education, or mentorship. Please join us!”
September also is WJA’s Member Appreciation Month, when all professionals in the jewelry and watch industries can receive 25% off new memberships or 10% off membership renewal.For information and registration, click here.