Didier Brodbeck is long-time journalist and writer, he is the author of a dozen books on watches, pearls, diamonds, and counterfeit goods. As publisher he created Heure magazine (men's watches), Tendances (an "art de vivre" magazine) and Dreams, the first French magazine dedicated to watches and jewelry for women. Didier Brodbeck also serves as consultant for the luxury goods industry. Hayley Henning was the driving force behind The Tanzanite Foundation as Executive Director. Her main achievement was to give Tanzanite a sustainable position in the colored gemstone industry with significant sales and brand recognition. During that time, Hayley was also making a difference in the lives of the local communities outside the tanzanite mining areas, which lead her to spearhead several corporate social responsibility programs in the region. This resulted in the construction of schools and orphanages, as well as setting up The Maasai Ladies Project teaching a group of Maasai women jewelry making techniques and business practices. This project was recognized by the United Nations as being a relevant part of the Millennium Development Goals as Women's Empowerment Initiatives.