US: WIT Empowerment Day to take place on September 26th

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment has dated this year’s WIT Empowerment Day event for Monday, September 26th, 2016.

Taking place the day before Fall Toy Preview in Dallas and held in collaboration with Walmart, WIT Empowerment Day is aimed at entrepreneurs, manufacturers, inventors and business owners who want to grow their business or start career in the area of toys, games, licensing and entertainment.

WIT members will have the opportunity to pitch their products to Walmart buyers, and pitch products and concepts to companies including Hasbro, Spin Master, Moose Toys and Jazwares.

Members will also be able to attend interactive Info Sessions with industry experts covering topics spanning crowdfunding, financing, patents and trademarks, packaging, manufacturing and distribution, marketing and PR, and more.

Empowerment Day Keynote and panel discussions are open to both WIT members and non-members, and include a Walmart Buyer Panel, a Financial Alternatives Panel with Indiegogo, a Toy Safety panel and more.

WIT will also host a series of free briefing webinars to prepare participants for this event. The first webinar, Empowerment Day 101, will be hosted by Empowerment Day co-chairs Nancy Zwiers, CMO of Spin Master and Deb de Sherbinin, founder of KidSmart, who will share tips on how to prepare for product pitches, and give details on what women-owned businesses need to qualify to pitch Walmart.

Click here for information and to register for the Webinar.

Advance registration for WIT Empowerment day is required and those wishing to pitch to Walmart buyers must be a 51 per cent women-owned business, and prequalify by completing the Walmart Pitch Application portion of the registration form.

To register for this year’s WIT Empowerment Day, click here.

WIT Empowerment Day is free to its members, however all must register for Fall Toy Preview and display a badge to participate.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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