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Las Vegas, NV - June 4, 2019 - Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) announced that coinciding with the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, nominations are now open early for the 16th Annual Wonder Women Awards, which honor top female executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and other changemakers for their extraordinary accomplishments and impact within the toy, licensing and the entertainment industries.

Award winners will be announced and celebrated at WIT’s Wonder Women Awards, on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York, coinciding with New York International Toy Fair.

“The WIT Wonder Women Awards celebrate the successes and impact made by remarkable women making a difference in kids entertainment and the global toy market,” said Wonder Women co-chairs, Genna Rosenberg from GennComm and Jennifer Caveza from Nickelodeon. “Each year, hundreds of industry players come together to honor powerhouse women and changemakers who raise the bar for us all.”

From now through October 31, 2019, anyone may nominate a colleague, friend, themselves, or any woman who has made an impact in toys, licensing or entertainment.

2020 Nomination Categories:

  • Creator / Designer / Inventor
  • Licensor / Entertainment
  • Licensee / Manufacturer
  • Marketing / PR
  • Rising Star
  • Social Responsibility

Wonder Women Award Nominee Finalists (announced in early December) will be determined by a vote of the WIT Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Chapter Chairs, and the WIT Nominations Committee, based on the candidate’s achievements and accomplishments in any of the following areas. Click here for additional guidelines:

  • Positively impacted her company, peers, or industry, and served as a role model for other individuals or companies in the industry.
  • Contributed to the growth or improvement of her company or the toy, licensing or entertainment industries.
  • Garnered widespread industry recognition for her noteworthy accomplishments for the year.

Final voting for the winners will begin in December and will be conducted by WIT members, board members and key industry influencers.  

Karen Kilpatrick, Chair of the Nominations Committee added, “Let the nominating begin. There is such extraordinary talent in our industry, and each year the WIT Community proudly puts the spotlight on our most exemplary leaders. We can’t wait to see the deserving candidates of the 2020 class!” To Nominate a WIT Wonder Woman candidate, please visit www.WomenInToys.com.

Submission fees are non-refundable, and are as follows:

$75 – Now through August 31

$100 – September 1 through October 31

WIT would like to thank Hasbro, Nickelodeon, Disney, Spin Master, Mattel, LEGO, PlayMonster, Jazwares, The Bandai Foundation, and the many sponsors who support the organization year-round and help contribute to the success of the Wonder Women Awards. Proceeds from this event are used to fund scholarships, develop and maintain a full calendar of programs and networking events, and support initiatives for WIT’s members and its community.

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Founded in 1991, Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) / The WIT Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster a collaborative community that champions the advancement of women through leadership, networking and educational opportunities. WIT serves and supports women at all stages of their careers, from entrepreneurs and startups to seasoned industry veterans. The WIT Foundation grants scholarships to deserving students enrolled in industry-related undergraduate programs. WIT has 25 chapters throughout the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, France, the UK and Australia, with liaisons in Finland, Germany, India and Lebanon. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:

Sarah Gumina

GennComm for Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment

T:818-839-1461 E: Sarah@GennComm.com

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