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Would you like to be our next member spotlight?

At WiT, we love to shine a light on our members' stories and give them a chance to answer questions about themselves, plus offer advice to other members. 

Marla Mogul

California - Southern

Founder and Guinness World Record Holder

The Windup Project

"My mission is to inspire fun and awaken the inner child in all of us."

More About Me

Tell us about your career journey and how you ended up here.

My childhood was less than ideal. I was left alone while my parents worked all day and night. Being alone forced me to grow up fast, and I missed out on the fun of playing. My solution was to give myself the gift of a missed childhood by buying and playing with toys.

Describe yourself in 5-7 words.

Playful, optimistic, collaborative, creative and curious.

Tell us about a time when you thrived at work, and what you learned about yourself from that experience.

Achieving the Guinness World Record for having the most wind-up toys in a private collection. I hope to inspire others to follow their passion and dream big.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Getting to play with and discover new toys

How about when you "turn off" and go home? Any hobbies or fun activities you are involved in?

Reading, creating the “Collected” TV show, health & fitness, and everything Disney!

Any must-read, must-watch or must-follow recommendations?

The Windup Project.

Timeless Toys by Tim Walsh. 100 Years of All-American Toy Ads by Steven Heller.

Anything else you want to share with the WIT Community?

So happy to be a new member and am looking forward to learning more about this amazing group. Thank you!

Marla Mogul
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