October 26th, 2011
6:15 - 8:45pm
Gemological Institute of America
270 Madison Avenue at 39th Street
space is limited, register today!
Speed mentoring is your chance to have a coaching session with an industry professional who will answer your questions, help sharpen your focus and offer career suggestions based on your experience, training and personality. Now is your chance to take advantage of personal one-on-one guidance and receive practical advice about setting goals and objectives, creating strategies for success and how to make your resume shine.
First come-first served. Pre-registration is limited to 2 mentors. Based on availability. An additional area will be set aside for the opportunity to network with other WJA members.
Please register and fill out the attached form to schedule your appointments. Sessions begin at 6:30 PM and each coaching session is 15 minutes. The last session ends at 8:45 PM. This is a WJA member and GIA students only event. Your WJA membership needs to be current to participate.
Speed Mentoring FAQs
What kind of questions should I ask the coach? Your questions should focus on job descriptions, duties and requirements for a particular area you are interested in.
Should I give my resume to the coach? Yes, this a great opportunity for an objective review of your resume and how it can be better targeted for your career goals.
Can I see more than one coach? Yes, however you can only make two appointments initially on-line on a first come, first served basis. Additional appointments may be scheduled once the Speed Mentoring sessions begin.
Amy Curran, The Advisory Source LLC
-Materials sourcing, Assortment Analysis, Business Planning and Development
Maeve Gillies, MaeVona LLC
- Design, Brand Building
Elena Kriegner, Elena Kriegner
-Design,Business Planning, Marketing Products
Edward Lewand, Consultant Appraisal Services, Inc.
-Appraising, Antique & Estate Jewelry
Lynn Dana Loo, Judith Ripka, Inc
-Merchandising, Forecasting Planning. Visual Merchandizing
Fernando Marques, Lazare Diamond
-Sales with Majors and Business Development
Stephanie Maslow Blackman, Metalicious
-Merchandising and Product Development
Barbara Modeste, Saks Fifth Avenue
-Becoming a million dollar producer, Dressing for Success
Kathy Riccardi, David Yurman, Inc
-Sourcing, Product Development and Purchasing
Karen Sampieri, Tiffany & Co.
-Colored Gem Stone Buying, Resume Review
Talk with other industry professionals, including Metro board members at the Round-Table Mentoring.
Enid Canales, Avon
-Supply Chain Management from Product Development to Distribution
Bill Danz, Riva Jewelry Manufacturing
-Quality Control and Gemology
Herta Krieger, Uber Inc
-Visual Presentation, Branding and Corporate Identity
Gina Ramcharan, Ippolita
-Sales, Marketing, Merchandizing and Customer Service
Go here to register for this worthwhile event.
Karen Janowski & Karen Sampieri Co-Presidents
WJA Metropolitan Chapter