New York Metro
Vice President of Global Toys
Stephanie Bailey is a toy kid at heart. She started her career selling toys and dancing on the Big Piano at FAO Schwarz. Stephanie played an integral role in the Toys R Us acquisition of FAO Schwarz and went on to grow her career in Toys R Us merchandising across several categories, ultimately as a Divisional Business Manager for Babies R Us. She has helped dozens of toy companies successfully launch their products and brands, making lots of Toys R US kids very happy throughout the years. Stephanie’s industry experience and childhood dreams of getting Slimed led her to a new career in licensing as the Vice President of Global Toys at Paramount.
Stephanie is an active participant in the toy, licensing and entertainment industries; she dedicates her time to Women In Toys as both the NY chapter co-chair, DE&I committee co-chair and all-around WIT champion. Stephanie also serves on the Board for the Toy Foundation, the uniting force for the collective philanthropy of the industry for the benefit of all children in need. She develops fresh programming and initiatives that delivers on these organization’s missions, particularly in areas of mentorship and diversity, equity and inclusion.
She is passionate about making kids happy and eager to share her expertise to help others find success in the toy industry. She is committed to driving meaningful industry change through leading by example and growing collaboration across organizations to influence the evolution of equitable workplaces.