ToyNews is to host a new Women of the Year event this July, following on from the success of its Women in Toys Top 100 feature, which highlighted just some of the industry's leading female professionals.
Organised in association with the UK chapter of the Women in Toys body, the ToyNews Women of the Year lunch is an informal networking event for anyone working in the UK toy business.
In addition, as well as providing a forum for peer to peer networking, the Women of the Year event will honour one particular individual, celebrating her outstanding achievements within the UK toy industry.
The ToyNews Women of the Year event will be held on Thursday, July 24th at BAFTA at 195 Piccadilly, London and is open to all – male and female. Tickets are just £35 (plus VAT) to attend and this will include free drinks and a buffet lunch.
"We were overwhelmed with the reaction we received to our Top 100 Women in Toys listing earlier this year, and the ToyNews Women of the Year event is a natural extension of that," said Lisa Carter, publisher of ToyNews. "The industry really got behind the initiative, with nominations coming in for ladies working in sectors as varied as marketing, sales, retail, toy safety, research and licensing – right from managing directors and company founders, to buyers and execs.
"The event will offer the chance to catch up with friends, network with peers and make new business contacts in a relaxed setting, while one individual will also be honoured with a special accolade."