2020 WONDER WOMEN NOMINEES

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MEET THE NOMINEES

WIT proudly presents the 2020 Wonder Women finalists. Winners will be announced on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the 16th Annual Wonder Women Awards in New York City.

CREATOR / INVENTOR

AngieCella

ANGIE CELLA
Chief Dreamer
GemC2, Creator of Blinger™

 

 

CarlaSchneider

CARLA SCHNEIDER
Founder & CEO
WubbaNub

CatalinaEscobar_HS

CATALINA ESCOBAR
Sr. Director, Product Development
Basic Fun!

DeirdreCross_HS (edited-Pixlr)

DEIRDRE CROSS
Director, Product Development, Games
Funko Games

KanaClaussen_HS

KANA CLAUSSEN
Design Director,
Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company

KathrynHosford_HS

KATHRYN HOSFORD
Sr. Designer
ViacomCBS

KimCulmone_HS

KIM CULMONE
SVP, Head of Design,
Barbie and Fashion Dolls
Mattel

RoxanaPowell

ROXANA POWELL
Design Manager
Princess Toys
Disney Consumer Products

TerriWeiss_HS

TERI WEISS
EVP, Preschool Development & Current Series
DreamWorks Animation

VickieStratford

VICKIE STRATFORD
Director,
Product Design
Hasbro

LICENSOR / ENTERTAINMENT

BekFairweather_HS

BEK FAIRWEATHER
Sr. Producer, Entertainment
Moose Toys

CarlaSilva

CARLA SILVA
VP and GM,
Global Head of Licensing
King Features, a division of Hearst

GlendaBeltran

GLENDA BELTRAN
Director, Collector Toy & Fashion Collaborations
ViacomCBS

JulieThompson

JULIE THOMPSON
Director, National Accounts
LEGO Systems, Inc.

LauraClunie_HS

LAURA CLUNIE
VP, Development & Creative Director
Spin Master

 

LindaMorgenstern_HS

LINDA MORGENSTERN
VP, Brand Management
Beanstalk

MellanyMasterson_HS

MELLANY MASTERSON
Head of Nelvana Enterprises
a division of Corus Entertainment

 

MichelleFode_HS

MICHELLE FODE
Sr. Manager, Hardlines Licensing
The Walt Disney Company

 

SusanBrandt

SUSAN BRANDT
President
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.

 

LICENSEE / MANUFACTURER

AnnaMowbray_HS

ANNA MOWBRAY
Director, COO
ZURU

 

BridgetRusso_HS

BRIDGET RUSSO
Sr. Vice President
Just Play, LLC

 

HayleyMaiden

HALEY MAIDEN
Global Operations & Planning
Moose Toys

 

HeidiSchwartz

HEIDI SCHWARTZ
VP Business Development
Universal Branding & Media

 

IvonneOlivares_HS

IVONNE OLIVARES
VP Head of South and
Central America
Brazil General Manager
The LEGO Group

 

JoyceReid_HS

JOYCE REID
VP of Marketing
Little Kids Inc.

 

KateKeller_HS

KATE KELLER
VP Marketing & Global Business Unit Lead,
Remote Control
Spin Master

 

KateSheets

KATE SHEETS
Co-Founder
Playtime Engineering

 

KatiaMay_HS

KATIA MAY
VP, Export
Bandai America

 

 

SusanDavenport

SASHA DAVENPORT
Program Director, Action Brands
Hasbro

 

 

MARKETING / PUBLIC RELATIONS

AmyWann

AMY WANN
The ShowMonster
PlayMonster

ChristyCollins

CRISTY COLLINS
VP Marketing and Development
Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company

DanielleNorwood

DANIELLE NORWOOD
Sr. Director, Marketing
VTech Electronics
North America

JenBoswinkel

JEN BOSWINKEL
Sr. Director, Franchise Brand Lead, Global Brand Marketing & Product Development
Hasbro

JessicaAceti_HS

JESSICA ACETI
Director Marketing, Games
Funko Games

JessicaMurphy

JESSICA MURPHY
VP, Retail Marketing
ViacomCBS 

JodiMcDonald

JODI MCDONALD
Marketing Director Activities and Building Sets
Spin Master

KarenBranson

 KAREN BRANSON
Country Manager
IMC Toys US

 

KristaBerger

KRISTA BERGER
VP, Barbie Global Marketing & Brand Partnerships
Mattel

SunnyLauridson_HS

SUNNY LAURIDSEN
VP, Licensing & Brand Development
Just Play

 

RISING STAR / CORPORATE

AzhelleWade

AZHELLE WADE
VP of Brand & Products
Creative Kids

ChelseaMorrissey_HS

CHELSEA MORRISSEY 
Director, Global Strategy & Marketing, Nerf
Hasbro

Elaine Chang_HS

ELAINE CHANG
Sr. Licensing Manager
The Walt Disney Company/Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

ElizabethScarwid_HS

ELIZABETH SCARWID
Director
IMG

JacquelineDaniels_HS

JACQUELINE DANIELS
Sr. Manager of Content Marketing for VTech and LeapFrog
VTech Electronics North America

 

MaddieMichalik

MADDIE MICHALIK
Managing Editor
The Toy Book

 

MarissaBeck_HS

MARISSA BECK
Sr. Director of Global Communications
Mattel

MikaNakano_HS

MIKA NAKANO
Senior Designer, Toys & Hardlines
NBCUniversal

 

NatalieWight_HS

NATALIE WIGHT
Art Director
WowWee

RebeccaMond_HS

REBECCA MOND
VP, Federal Government Affairs
Toy Association

TanjaGaspardo

TANJA GASPARDO
Senior Brand Manager, Boys Licensed
Spin Master

RISING STAR / INDEPENDENT

BethFynbo

BETH FYNBO
Founder/Inventor
Busy Baby LLC

CallieandKelly_HS

CALLIE CHRISTENSEN & KELLY ORIARD
Co-CEOs & Founders
Slumberkins

JessieSilbert_HS

JESSIE SILBERT
Designer & President
Celestial Buddies, LLC

 

JillianLakritz_HS

JILLIAN LAKRITZ
Founder & CEO
Yoee Baby

JillWalters

JILL WALTERS
Head of Sales
Crazy Aaron's Puttyworld

JoannaPaul_HS

JOANNA PAUL
Founder and CEO
Whatsitsface, LLC

 

MadeleineHunter

MADELEINE HUNTER
Product Development Manager
Hunter Products Pty Ltd

 

MadisonRobinson

MADISON ROBINSON
Founder
FishFlops

MarciaHaut_HS

MARCIA HAUT
Founder and CEO
SmartNoggin Toys

 

RobinSydney_HS

ROBIN SYDNEY
President
Zorbitz, Inc.

 

SaraFarber_HS

SARA FARBER 
Founder
Galactic Sneeze

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

AllisonKohll

ALLISON KOHLL
Sr. Director, Global Ethical Sourcing and Human Rights
Hasbro

AnnaMowbray_HS

ANNA MOWBRAY
Director COO
ZURU, Inc.

BelinaGruebner

BELINDA GRUEBNER
EVP Global Marketing and Head of Moose Happy Kids Foundation
Moose Toys

 

ClaireEllis_HS

CLAIRE ELLIS
VP Licensing Family & Brands, Asia
Entertainment One

 

ElizabethMax_HS

ELIZABETH MAX
Senior Manager
The Toy Foundation

 

JenniferDuBuisson_HS

JENNIFER DUBUISSON
Sr. Director, Government & Public Affairs, Americas
The LEGO Group

 

JenniferPaceRobinsonHEADSHOT (edited-Pixlr)

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

NancyMolenda

NANCY MOLENDA
Executive Director, Mattel Children's Foundation/Philanthropy
Mattel

 

RachelGriffin_HS

RACHEL GRIFFIN
VP, Public Relations
JAKKS Pacific

 

 

RebeccaMond_HS

REBECCA MOND
VP, Federal Government Affairs
Toy Association