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Carolee Friedlander

January 1, 2019

President and Chief Executive Officer Carolee Designs, Inc. – Greenwich, Connecticut

Carolee Designs, Inc., headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, was founded by Carolee Friedlander in 1972. An entrepreneur to the core, she has been providing retailers – and women – with the highest quality fashion jewelry. Because of her business acumen and creativeness, she is legendary in the jewelry and retailing world for anticipating changing markets and styles. Between her corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Greenwich and a sales office located in New York City, Mrs. Friedlander remains an active participant in many organizations outside and relating to her business. A member of The Fashion Group International, American Women’s Economic Development Corporation, the Advisory Boards of the Educational Foundation of the Fashion Industries of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), she also serves as president of the Committee of 200, the organization of preeminent business women. She has also developed a continuing company program for support of breast cancer research, environmental protection and other urgent societal needs. She is the recipient of many honors and awards in recognition of her professional achievements and broad public service. “Vision and creativity are absolutely imperative, but so are courage and perseverance.”