WIT declares nominations for 15th Annual Wonder Women Awards now open

Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment has declared nominations for the 15th Annual Wonder Women Awards now open.

The awards aims to honour the top female executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers throughout the industries for their accomplishments and impact with the toy, licensing and entertainment industries.

Award winners will be announced and celebrated at WIT’s annual Wonder Women Awards Gala on Sunday, February 17th 2019 at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York. It coincides with the New York International Toy Fair.

The gala is attended by top executives from the world’s leading companies in the kids’ global toy market.

From now through to October 31st this year, anyone may nominate a colleague, friend, themselves of any woman who has made an impact in toys, licensing or entertainment. This year’s categories include Creator/Inventor, Licensing, Manufacturing, Marketing/PR, Sales, Social Responsibility and Rising Star.

Wonder Women Award Nominee Finalists will be announced in late November and will be determined by a vote of the WIT Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Chapter Chairs and the WIT Nominations Committee.

Final voting for the winners will begin mid-December and will be conducted by WIT members, board members and key industry influencers.

“So many women in toys, licensing and entertainment are true game-changers, exceptionally strong role-models, and making their mark in our industry,” said Gala co-Chairs Genna Rosenberg, Janice Ross and Jennifer Caveza.

“We are exctied to continue the tradition of recognising and celebrating these trailblazers for their tremendous talents and contribution at next year’s Gala.”

Karen Kilpatrick, chair of the nominations committee, added: “Let the nominating begin. There is such extraordinary talent in our industry, and each year the WIT Community proudly puts the spotlight on our most commendable leaders. We can’t wait to see the deserving candidates of this year’s class.”

To nominate a WIT Wonder Woman candidate, visit www.womenintoys.com. Proceeds from the Gala are used to fund scholarships, develop and maintain a full calendar of programmes and networking events and support initiatives for WIT’s members and its community.

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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