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NEW YORK – Nov 15, 2019 – Debbie Azar, President, and Co-Founder of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological entities in the world, has been accepted into the Forbes New York Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders in Greater New York City.
Azar was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record as an established leader of a New York-based business in addition to other personal and professional achievements and honors.
“We are honored to welcome Debbie Azar into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes New York Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
As an accepted member of the Council, Azar has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities enabling her to achieve peak professional influence. She will be able to connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events. She will additionally work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.
Finally, GSI will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.
“It is an honor to be asked to join the Forbes Executive Council, joining a peer group I feel privileged to be a part of,” said Azar. “I look forward to using the platform to show off the latest advancements in the global diamond industry and gemological field. Additionally, I plan to use this opportunity to build awareness and educate consumers about diamonds, gemstones and our industry as a whole.
About Gemological Science International (GSI)
Gemological Science International (GSI) is one of the largest gemological organizations in the world. Founded in 2005 in New York City, it has since grown to have 13 gemological lab facilities spanning four continents. Utilizing leading-edge processes and proprietary technologies, GSI provides manufacturers and retailers globally with a wide range of gemstone identification and grading services. The company is committed to advancing gemological research through its Research Center, and it offers gemological educational programs for trade professionals and the general public at all levels.
For more information about GSI, visit: www.gemscience.net
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Debbie Azar is an experienced executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries. Her entrepreneurial skills and clarity of vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide.
She began her industry career by starting her own successful costume jewelry business. She then expanded her knowledge of the industry with sales, marketing and business development roles at several companies. In 2005, she joined Mark Gershburg to establish GSI. Ms. Azar is an active member of myriad industry organizations and charities; she currently serves as a Board Member of Jewelers for Children. She is also a Forbes Business Council member.
Her strengths include working directly with retail chains and stores to help build their business and brands. She is widely known in the industry for her commitment to meeting customer needs.