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2019 WONDER WOMEN NOMINEES

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MEET THE NOMINEES

WIT proudly presents the 2019 Wonder Women finalists. Winners will be announced on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the 15th Annual Wonder Women Awards in New York City.

CREATOR / INVENTOR

Amy Pruzansky_200

AMY PRUZANSKY
Senior VP,
Global
Advanced Concepts
Spin Master

DeirdreCross_HS (edited-Pixlr)

DEIRDRE CROSS
VP of Product Development

Forrest-Pruzan

KiyomiHaverly (edited-Pixlr)

KIYOMI HAVERLY
VP of Creative
KidKraft, Inc.

Letitia Fox

LETITIA FOX
CEO
Artful Playdate

LisaMahar

LISA MAHAR
Founder
KidO - a Division of PlayMonster

Natalie Davis head shot (edited-Pixlr)

NATALIE DAVIS
Director,
Product Development
The Walt Disney Company

Shelly_Owen (edited-Pixlr)

SHELLY OWEN
Owner

OLO Industries

SondraWiener

SONDRA WIENER
Senior Product Design Manager, Action Brands
Hasbro

LICENSING

DanielleReinhardt (edited-Pixlr)

DANIELLE REINHARDT
Brand Manager
PlayMonster

GabrielaArenas

GABRIELA ARENAS
VP, Licensing,
North America
Sesame Workshop

JaniceLamCropped (edited-Pixlr)

JANICE LAM
Director, Hard Lines,
North America
Entertainment One

JessicaHardy

JESSICA HARDY
Senior Director, Global Consumer Product Design & Development

Hasbro

Jill Wilfert (edited-Pixlr)

JILL WILFERT
VP, Licensing & Entertainment
LEGO Systems, Inc.

MariaKazaros (edited-Pixlr)

MARIA KAZAROS
Senior Buyer,
Toys & Collectibles

Universal Studios

Margaret Abroms (1) (edited-Pixlr)

MARGARET ABROMS
Director, Licensing
Spin Master

NICOLE HARDIMAN_001

NICOLE HARDIMAN
Senior Licensing Manager
Moose Toys

MANUFACTURING

AliciaCiancimino (edited-Pixlr)

ALICIA CIANCIMINO
VP Sales Planning,
Order Management
Bandai

Arlene Biran

ARLENE BIRAN
VP, Marketing &
GBU Lead Activities
Spin Master

BrendaElliott (edited-Pixlr)

BRENDA ELLIOTT
SVP, Global Business Development
Irwin Toy

JacquiePatterson

JACQUIE PATTERSON
Senior Manager,
Package Engineering
Hasbro

JenniferEiselein

JENNIFER EISELEIN
VP of Marketing
& Product Development

VTech

Kate Clark

KATE KARCHER-CLARK
Founder & President
YOTTOY

Nancy Sanchez

NANCY SANCHEZ
General Manager, Americas
LEGO Systems, Inc.

Wendy Gilbreath (edited-Pixlr)

WENDY GILBREATH
VP Operations
InRoad Toys

MARKETING / PUBLIC RELATIONS

AdrienneAppell (edited-Pixlr)

ADRIENNE APPELL
Senior Director,
Strategic Communications
The Toy Association

BrittBagnall

BRITT BAGNALL
Founder, CherryPick Talent;
Head, Kidfluencer Marketplace
SuperAwesome

EVA DALEY_001 (edited-Pixlr)

EVA DALY
Global PR &
Partnerships Manager

Moose Toys

JVandermeer Headshot (edited-Pixlr)

JENNIFER VANDERMEER
Senior Manager,
Marvel Franchise
The Walt Disney Company

Joselyn_Jang_Amazon_2018 (edited-Pixlr)

JOSELYN JANG
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Amazon

Juli-Lennett-41 (002) (edited-Pixlr)

JULI LENNETT
SVP, Toy Industry Advisor
NPD

KathleenHarrington (edited-Pixlr)

KATHLEEN HARRINGTON
VP, Global Strategy & Marketing
Hasbro

SandraShatilla (edited-Pixlr)

SANDRA SHATILLA
Senior Director of Marketing, GBU Robotics
Spin Master

RISING STAR / CORPORATE

BethMuenlenkamp (edited-Pixlr)

BETH MUEHLENKAMP
Brand Manager
PlayMonster

ChrissyHelmich (edited-Pixlr)

CHRISSY HELMICH
Design Lead,
Soft Goods
Wicked Cool Toys

Erica_DiBacco_8327 (edited-Pixlr)

ERICA DIBACCO
Manager, Toys
Nickelodeon 

Kate Nichols_200

KATE NICHOLS
Marketing Director,
Preschool GBU
Spin Master 

Molly_Cunningam_Headshot (edited-Pixlr)

MOLLY CUNNINGHAM
Manager, Vendor Management
Amazon 

Rachel Bekerman_800x800

RACHEL BEKERMAN
National Account Manager
Jazwares 

Talor Weltman

TALOR WELTMAN
Senior Manager
Boys US Marketing
Mattel

TatjanaBlanusa (edited-Pixlr)

TATJANA BLANUSA
Senior Manager,
Brand Relations
LEGO Systems, Inc. 

RISING STAR / INDEPENDENT

AngieMyersHeadshot (edited-Pixlr)

ANGELYN MYERS
Founder
The Original My "Buddy" Towel 

ChristineMangnallSchwartzCropped (edited-Pixlr)

CHRISTINE
MANGNALL-SCHWARZ
CEO
Cozy Wings

MarissaLouie (edited-Pixlr)

MARISSA LOUIE
CEO & Chief Designer
Animoodles 

Natalie

NATALIE REBOT
Creator
Moonlite World

Robin Sydney (edited-Pixlr)

ROBIN SYDNEY
President
Zorbitz

StephanieCostabileCrowley (edited-Pixlr)

STEPHANIE COSTABILE CROWLEY
VP Marketing & Communications
Chizcomm, Ltd.

TrinaMcFarlandPreferred (edited-Pixlr)

TRINA MCFARLAND
Founder & President
TinkerTini

SALES

Anne Carrihill_Headshot (edited-Pixlr)

ANNE CARRIHILL
Senior Manager, Vendor Management
Amazon

BessMIlner (edited-Pixlr)

BESS MILNER
Director, Sales
eCommerce & Online
Mattel

DanielleBorbon (edited-Pixlr)

DANIELLE BORBON
International Lead Sales Manager
Wicked Cool Toys

LeeAnn Lanzo Headshot 12 7 18 (edited-Pixlr)

LEEANN LANZO
Director, Sales
The Walt Disney Company

LindsayBritt (edited-Pixlr)

LINDSAY BRITT
VP, Client & Business Development
Nickelodeon

LisaWiggins (edited-Pixlr)

LISA WIGGINS
Senior Key Account Manager
Diverse Marketing

MARIAN BOSSARD
EVP, Global Market Events
The Toy Association

MaryPearson (edited-Pixlr)

MARY PEARSON
Associate VP of National Accounts
PlayMonster

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

AmyKnight (edited-Pixlr)

AMY KNIGHT
Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
Hasbro

JenniferPaceRobinsonHEADSHOT (edited-Pixlr)

JENNIFER PACE ROBINSON
VP, Experience Development
& Family Learning
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

KellyOriard (edited-Pixlr)

KELLY ORIARD
Co-Founder, CEO
Slumberkins

OdetteLevy (edited-Pixlr)

ODETTE LEVY
Corporate Social Responsibility
Spin Master

TeresaSAmaniego (edited-Pixlr)

TERESA SAMANIEGO
VP, Diversity & Community Relations
ABC7