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Karen Goracke, Borsheims CEO, To Be Honored At WJA 2021 Awards for Excellence Next Month September 13, 2021 (0 comments)


New York, NY—Karen Goracke, CEO of Borsheims (image), and Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week, will be the honorees for the 2021 WJA Annual Awards For Excellence on Wednesday, October 20. The VIP fundraiser will benefit WJA’s innovative programming focused on three pillars: diversity, equity and inclusion; responsible sourcing and sustainability; and leadership development. 

The evening will have both an in-person and virtual component for networking and celebrating the accomplishments of this year’s honorees. WJA will showcase the theme Building Resilience through Responsible Business, both at the gala and virtually across its 25 U.S. chapters. Both in-person and online tickets are available for purchase here.

In person, the gala will gather 250 guests in the Lighthouse At Chelsea Piers in New York City on October 20, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Following New York State orders, the venue will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before entering the venue. The three acceptable ways to show proof of vaccination are: the Excelsior app, the NYC COVID safe app, or an original paper COVID vaccination card with a photo ID. Photocopies, pictures, or other images of a vaccination record will not be accepted. If a guest is not vaccinated, they will not be allowed to enter the building or attend the event. 

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