GIA NY Career Fair — Designers Mentoring other Designers

Posted on September 13, 2008

Every summer I volunteer at GIA’s Career Fair to mentor and lend advise to budding jewelry designers. It’s always such a great day — and this year was no exception. The room is always packed for my sessions because there’s no better way to learn than from those who have walked the walk before you. And I always get such great volunteers!

This year’s generous, informative panelists are seen below from left: Sandy Baker, Alex Woo and Joseph Murray. These designers have been running their own businesses for years and they shared sage advice, tips, tricks and wisdom with the crowd.

TIP: If you’re in need of mentoring, advice or information on running a designer business you can always email me a question or two AND read the open pages on our website,

And you can find more advice by joining your local chapter of the Women’s Jewelry Association (, going to trade shows like MJSA Expo ( and finding business  support groups like the new Collective-E. These are all favorites!


from left: Sandy Baker, me, Alex Woo and Joseph Murray.

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