WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2016: Kimberly Culmone, Mattel

As VP of global creative for Barbie, Kimberly Culmone oversees all things creative for the brand including product, packaging and entertainment creative.

In this position, she sets creative strategy and drives product execution, with responsibility for the design of all aspects of product.

Working on the Barbie brand for over 17 years, Culmone played an integral role in Barbie’s 50th anniversary initiatives in 2009 and in the last 12 months, Culmone led the team in one of the biggest shake-ups for the iconic brand with the introduction of three new body types in the Barbie line.

The ToyNews Women of the Year 2016 networking and awards event will take place at London’s Soho Hotel on July 21st, 2016. The winner of this year’s Woman of the Year Award will be selected from this year’s list of 30 outstanding individuals. Click here to book tickets to the Awards.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz 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 Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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