Women in Toys is to honour a Sesame Street veteran and Amazon manager at this year’s 11th Wonder Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment Dinner.
Ann Kearns, vice president, global toys, Sesame Workshop will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Eva Lorenz, Amazon.com general manger for toys and games, will take the Retailer of the Year award.
The pair will be honoured at the annual evening event taking place on Sunday, February 15th, coinciding with the 112th International Toy Fair in New York City.
“We are so thrilled to present this much-deserved Lifetime Achievement award to Ann Kearns,” said Ashley Mady, president of Brandberry and co-chair of the Wonder Woman Dinner. “An inspiration to all of us, Ann has flourished in an industry that is largely male-dominated, and stands out because of her passion and dedication to creating toys that spark imagination and a lifelong love of learning.”
Mady has also congratulated Amazon’s Lorenz on her upcoming award.
“With the click of a button, a toy is on your doorstep the next day,” said Mady. “Amazon.com has changed the toy-buying playing field and set a top-notch standard in customer service, merchandising and digital marketing, that continues to shape consumer retail, and we are excited to honor Eva and Amazon.com with the WIT Retailer of the Year Award.”