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Brilliant Women met in Bogota

02 november 2016
The group calling itself the Brilliant Women will hold its second meeting in Bogota to analyze the role of women in the jewelry industry.
The movement led by Ali Pastorini, Senior Vice President of the World Jewelry Hub (WJH), is composed of jewelers entrepreneurs and women who want to enter the world of jewelry, mostly from Latin America and with the presence of members of Turkey, Russia, Italy, Romania and Israel.
“Our first meeting was to show women they are not alone and that we are to be your voice and tell the world about the importance of women in the leadership of an industry in which most consumers are women.” Pastorini said.
According Pastorini, the aim of the meeting in Colombia was to show the world what women can provide for themselves in the industry. It was also an opportunity to discuss issues currently affecting their own businesses, the importance of strategic communication and knowledge of markets and consumers, among others.
Pastorini, who led this meeting, was be accompanied by the vice president of the Diamond Exchange Panama, Judy Meana. Both are the first women to hold leadership positions in the history of diamond bourses worldwide.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau in Brussels