NY TOY FAIR 2017: TIA urges visitors to support Women in Toys at 2017 Gala

The Toy Industry Association is encouraging members and industry folk to attend this year’s Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment Awards.

The 13th Annual Wonder Women Awards Gala will take place on Sunday, February 19th in New York City.

The 2017 awards will focus on the theme of Changemakers: Playing it Forward, recognising and honouring female executives who are creating positive change within the industry.

This year will see WIT bestow its Gamechanger Award to the Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis, an advocate in the toy industry on the importance of improving gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating diverse female characters in kids’ entertainment.

Jill Barad, the former Chairman and CEO of Mattel will also be honoured at the event with the WIT Lifetime Achievement Award.

This year’s event will be held at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers. Tickets for WIT members are $300 and $350 for non members.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

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@bizmedia.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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