Power Up Your Business!
Details for the 2017 WIT Empowerment Day will be announced soon!


Learn more in one day than you ever thought possible at WIT Empowerment Day events, where top industry experts provide education, support, guidance, and access to connections to help you grow your business. Events include private Pitch Sessions, interactive Info Sessions, informative Panel Discussions, and priceless networking.
Ready to pitch Walmart?
We’re bringing in the buyers! Select participants can present a 15-minute pitch to Walmart buyers, conducted behind a closed curtain. Your company must be at least 51% woman-owned to be eligible. To apply for a Walmart Pitch opportunity, register for Empowerment Day and complete the Walmart Pitch Application section. Details for 2017 will be announced soon.
Want to license your toy, game or play product?
We’re bringing in the toy companies!
Starting out and want to grow your business?
Learn from the top industry experts!
Learn from the top industry experts!
WIT Empowerment Day connects you directly with Walmart buyers, toy companies and top industry experts — all ready to help take your business to the next level.
Who Should Attend?
Entrepreneurs, toy inventors, game inventors, small manufacturers, consultants, designers, freelancers, or anyone wanting to take their play product, concept, idea or business to the next level.
What Can You Expect?
You’ll meet with top experts who are there with one goal in mind: To help you succeed and advance your career in the toy, licensing and entertainment industries. This power-packed day includes private Pitch Sessions, interactive Info Sessions, informative Panel Discussions, and priceless networking.
Who Will You Meet?
Walmart Toy & Game Buyers

Toy Company Inventor Relations Executives

Licensing And Financial Agents

Intellectual Property Attorneys

Crowdsourcing Companies

Product Development Consultants

Manufacturing & Packaging Experts

Marketing/PR Consultants

Sales/Distribution Reps

Product Testing & Safety Experts

SBA Representatives

Trade Organizations (TIA, ASTRA)

How to Prepare
WIT Learn the Ropes Webinar Series: Empowerment Day 101 
Learn everything you need to know to prepare for WIT Empowerment Day. Hosted by Co-Chairs Nancy Zwiers and Deb de Sherbinin. This webinar is now available via audio broadcast on the Members Only Webinar page.
Unwind, mix & mingle with delicious food, drink and great networking at our fabulous Cocktails & Connections party following Empowerment Day. Purchase tickets in advance and save. OPEN TO ALL – WIT members and non-members.


Details for the 2017 Cocktails & Connections will be announced soon.

Date & Place

To be announced.


To be announced.


To be announced.

Here’s what 2015 attendees had to say:

WIT Learn the Ropes Webinars are generously sponsored by the Nancy Zwiers Empowerment Fund.

WIT’s “Learn the Ropes” Webinars bring thought-leaders together to discuss timely topics in the toy, licensing and entertainment industries. These webinars are always free to WIT members and offer attendees the opportunity to hear best practices, tips for success or simply learn more about a new subject. Participants are given the chance to ask questions and connect with experts; priceless access that may not otherwise be available.

Webinar Archives

All live webinars are recorded and available to members at any time in the Learn the Ropes Webinar Archives. You must be logged in and a current WIT member to access the archives.

Upcoming Webinars


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Responsible Sourcing 101: The Essentials of Ethical Toys


Social compliance audit…supply chain disruption…modern day slavery…ethical sourcing—what do these all mean?


The next WIT “Learn the Ropes” webinar will give you a better understanding of why responsible sourcing plays a vital role in the toy and entertainment industry.


This webinar will focus on how brands, retailers, and manufacturers work together with ICTI CARE to ensure ethical workplace standards are met in factories. We’ll also explore the emerging trends in responsible sourcing including a look at the issue of left behind children and the increased focus on women’s empowerment in factories.


Participants in the webinar will learn:

  1. Why Responsible Sourcing Matters
  2. How ICTI CARE works together with brands, retailers, and factories
  3. Emerging Trends – Left Behind Children & Women’s Empowerment
  4. Supply Chain Opportunities & Risks


Presented by: Carmel Giblin – President & CEO of the ICTI CARE Foundation


Carmel Giblin is the President & CEO of the ICTI CARE Foundation and has been with the organization since February 2015. She is responsible for the overall success of the ICTI CARE Process globally.


Carmel believes passionately that businesses globally have a duty to behave responsibly, at all times protecting the rights of their workers, the communities in which they operate and the environment in which they live and work and is proud to be part of the world’s leading initiative committed to improving the lives of workers involved in toy and juvenile products production.


Before joining ICTI CARE, Carmel was the CEO of Sedex for five years – an organization that, under her leadership, grew to become the largest technology and services company operating in the responsible sourcing sector globally.

Welcome to WIT’s Job Board. Post, search or browse employment opportunities in the toy, licensing and entertainment industries.

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Coming Soon! The WIT Speakers Bureau provides access to experts on a variety of topics in toys, licensing and entertainment.

Speakers are available for keynotes, conferences, panels and webinars on the following topics. Email info@womenintoys.com for more information.
  • Branding, Marketing & PR
  • Gender Stereotypes
  • E-Commerce
  • Financing Your Business
  • Safety & Compliance
  • Industry Trends
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Leadership
  • Licensing
  • Maker Movement
  • Manufacturing
  • Millennial Marketing
  • Personal Branding
  • Product Design & Packaging
  • Retail & Sales
  • Social Media
  • Toy & Game Invention

Would you like to connect with a Speaker?

Online form coming soon.

Are you an expert in one or more of the topics above? Apply to become a speaker.

Online form coming soon.