PITCH • LEARN • GROW
Pitch your product and be mentored by the best in the toy business! Join us in Dallas on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, where Walmart buyers and top toy industry experts will help female entrepreneurs take their product, concept or business to the next level. Get private pitches with Walmart and toy companies, plus one-on-one mentoring, guidance, support, and an invaluable education — all in one empowering, power-packed day.
This is a free event for WIT members.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
WIT EMPOWERMENT DAY
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Toy Fair Dallas at Dallas Market Center
FREE | For WIT members ONLY
You must be a WIT member to attend this event.
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Meet face-to-face in private pitch sessions with Walmart buyers across multiple categories, and product acquisition executives from Hasbro, Spin Master, PlayMonster, Jazwares, Wicked Cool Toys and Basic Fun!
MENTORS, PANELS & EDUCATION
Meet with top industry experts in over a dozen areas of specialty during Mentor Sessions. Get critical insights from the Walmart Buyer Panel, and learn what toy companies are looking for in the “Be An Inventor” Panel. Learn best practices and get actionable insights at educational sessions on Social Media & Influencers, Google & Facebook Ads, Product Costing and more.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS
Get your concept or business off the ground or to the next level while making priceless connections. This is a once-a-year opportunity you cannot afford to miss.
Who Should Go?
Entrepreneurs, start-ups, small manufacturers, inventors, designers, consultants, freelancers, and any women wanting to take their play product, concept, idea or business to the next level.
What Can You Expect?
You'll grow your business and your career, both professionally and personally. This intimate and highly educational day of insights, inspiration and opportunity will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, as you participate in private product pitches, mentor sessions, panel discussions, and unrivaled networking with industry thought leaders.
“First, I wanted to let you know how FANTASTIC Empowerment Day was!! I can’t imagine anywhere else that would offer the pitching opportunities, information sharing, ane more. I can’t wait to move forward with our project AND partake next year!”
Jackie Khoenle - 2018 Empowerment Day
Who Will You Meet?
8:00 – 8:30 AM
Light Breakfast & Networking
8:30 – 8:45 AM
Welcome & Introductions
8:45 – 9:15 AM
Inventor Panel (Open to all Toy Fair Dallas registrants)
9:15 – 9:45 AM
Walmart Buyer Panel (Open to all Toy Fair Dallas registrants)
9:45 – 10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Walmart & Toy Company Pitch Sessions | Mentor Sessions
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Lunch & Networking – Generously sponsored by Hasbro
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Toy Company Pitch Sessions | Hasbro, Spin Master, PlayMonster, Jazwares, Basic Fun! and Wicked Cool Toys
2:15 – 4:15 PM
Educational Sessions - TBA
4:15 – 4:30 PM
4:30 – 5:00 PM
Sharing, Feedback & Empowerment Day Recap
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Cocktails & Connections Networking Event
WHAT PAST ATTENDEES SAY...
“Wow! The WIT Team really nailed it with this event. As a toy inventor, this was such a fantastic opportunity for me to network with peers and customers, make industry connections, and get feedback on our products. I personally appreciated the WIT team's cohesiveness and professionalism, and their dedication to supporting female founders. Thanks WIT!”
Jessica Cohen - 2018 Participant
"Empowerment Day was a phenomenal event! It is amazing what WIT has done in one day that can help inspire, motivate, and change the course for so many."
Jennifer Kosmo - 2018 Participant
“Empowerment Day was a wonderful & insightful experience. I have already been contacted by one of the companies I pitched! Thank you for all the support.”
Chantel Calloway - 2018 Participant
GET READY! Register for Empowerment Day 101 Webinar
WIT WEBINAR SERIES
Empowerment Day 101
Learn everything you need to know to prepare for Empowerment Day. Hosted by Co-Chairs Nancy Zwiers and Deb de Sherbinin.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Cocktails & Connections
Relax and unwind with Empowerment Day participants and Toy Fair Dallas attendees. Open to all WIT members and non-members.