WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2016: Rena Nathanson, Bananagrams

As the inventor of Bananagrams, Nathanson has a lot to celebrate this year as the game reaches its tenth Bananaversary.

The game has sold seven million copies in over 30 countries and there are a number of foreign language editions too.

The brand boasts numerous successful games such as Appletters and Zip It, and 2016 will see the launch of two new games – My First Bananagrams and Bananagrams Party.

Nathanson also founded The Bananagrams Challenge, a primary schools tournament which is now in its second year in the UK and launched in the US earlier this year.

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 ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both 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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