UK REGIONAL AMBASSADORS

 
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SONIA MENEZES,

Head of brand development at Welsh jewellery brand Clogau. Sonia has spent more than a decade working in the trade to enhance and build brands, splitting her time between Sheffield and Clogau’s HQ in north Wales.

 

 

I’ve worked within this wonderful industry for over a decade and have met the most incredible, talented and dynamic women. I’ve seen a lot of progress but there’s some way to go before we can say that women are fairly represented and supported in every area of the UK Jewellery industry. The role of a WJN Ambassador is an opportunity to make a positive contribution towards making this happen. Gender parity in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility and I’m delighted to be involved.
— SONIA MENEZES, WJN AMBASSADOR - WALES & SHEFFIELD
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Rachael Taylor is a jewellery and watch journalist writing for leading UK and international titles, including the Financial Times, The Jewellery Editor, Rapaport and VO+. She is IJL’s Trend Editor and write regularly for Retail Jeweller and The British Academy of Jewellery.


The jewellery industry has been built around women - designing for them, marketing to them, selling to them. It is also one built by women. I have had the privilege to work alongside, learn from and admire many brilliant women in my career. Through my ambassadorship of the WJN, I’m looking forward to meeting and bringing together even more. Such a support network is long overdue, and one that all women working in jewellery can grow within and use to help support and champion each other.
— RACHAEL TAYLOR, WJN AMBASSADOR - BRIGHTON
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Kate Clifford is the founder of Vanilla Ink Jewellery School and Studios, a groundbreaking educational environment that focuses on inspiring and empowering those already at the very beginning of their career or seeking to advance their business and making skills.

It is such an honour to be welcomed as one of the first ambassadors for the Women’s Jewellery Network - I look forward to being part of this positive force across our industry, in both Scotland and beyond. Building an open, honest and transparent Network will allow the industry to pool its knowledge and grow in strength and confidence, as existing and new faces in the trade support and look after one another.
— KATE CLIFFORD, WJN AMBASSADOR - SCOTLAND
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NYASHA is the founder and CEO of Living Content, a marketing consultancy for the jewellery industry, producing creative and commercial content for brands and businesses. She was previously commercial director at Assay Office Birmingham.


I have been really fortunate to have had some extraordinary women support and mentor me throughout my professional life, and also since joining the jewellery trade. The guidance and generosity of these women has been important, so it’s incredibly exciting for me to be part of a Network completely dedicated to connecting, growing, motivating and inspiring women within the trade. It’s a wonderful opportunity for me to continue to grow, whilst supporting my female peers too.
— NYASHA PITT, WJN AMBASSADOR - BIRMINGHAM & MIDLANDS