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The Providence Chapter of the Women’s Jewelry Association empowers women to achieve their highest personal and professional goals in the international jewelry, watch and related businesses. Members benefit from educational and networking opportunities, mentorship, scholarships, grants, design competitions and recognition programs.

Throughout the year, we host a variety of events aimed at fostering community within our local industry. In addition to our signature Jewelry Night Out and holiday parties, last year’s offerings included social hours, an open house at the Providence Jewelry Museum, an In the Know regional conference on marketing and trends and a tour of Tanury Industries.

Because of our affiliation with the national WJA, our members can take advantage of numerous scholarship and grant opportunities. Since 1996, the WJA has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to students in some of the best jewelry programs in the country. These include Fashion Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and Rhode Island School of Design.

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President: Kerilyn Rodi, Armbrust Int’l LTD
Vice President: Maureen Murphy
Treasurer & Website: Lauren Paquin, ESP Global
Secretary & Communications: Christine McDermott, Tri Bro
Past President: Kim Michalik
Membership: Joanne Gadwah, JMT Epoxy 
Scholarships/Grants: Brenda Gamba, Jewelers Board of Trade
Publicity: Jaclyn St. Laurent – Chamilia
Sponsorship/Fundraising: Kathleen Williams, Armbrust Int’l LTD
Events: The Board


Chapter News

2018 Shining Star:  Joanne Gadwah, JMT Epoxy

WJA Providence Chapter Board