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WiT Empowerment Day and Toy Industry Mentors Announced

Female Entrepreneurs to Gain Years of Experience from Top Industry Experts and Benefit from Product Pitch Opportunities with Walmart and Toy Companies

August 22, 2022

Women Inventors, Creators, and Entrepreneurs Invited to Pitch Toy Companies and Walmart Buyers at WiT Empowerment Day in Dallas

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Hosts Event on September 19, 2022, Giving Women Access to Mentoring, Deal-Making and the Opportunity for a Travel Stipend Scholarship

June 20, 2022

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Elects Nine Member to Board of Directors

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Elects Nine Member to Board of Directors

May 18, 2022

WiT Announces WiT Wellness

New Initiative Launches with Programming for National Mental Health Month

April 29, 2022

WiT Announces New Plans for Wonder Women Awards

In-Person Event Canceled; Winners to Be Announced March 1, 2022;

WiT To Honor Amazon as Retailer of the Year Award; JoJo Siwa with Icon Award;

Steven Wolfe Pereira with Changemaker Award

January 14, 2022

WiT Partners with Walmart for READY, SET, RETAIL, for Women Inventors

Inventors Learn to Bring Their Toy and Game Concepts to the Masses at Half-Day Virtual Event, Presented by Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment

September 1, 2021

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Announces the Appointment of Six New Board Members for 2021

August 30, 2021

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Announces WiT’s 30th Anniversary Wonder Women Awards To Be Held During Toy Fair New York in February 2022

April 19, 2021

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Appoints Delanie West to Board of Directors as Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Black Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (B-WIT) Initiative Takes Shape to
Attract and Recruit Diverse Talent

August 11, 2020

WIT Announces Mentorship Program Spring Session
Registration Now Open

The Ruth Handler Mentorship Program for WIT provides a personalized 1:1 mentor-match experience and shared learning opportunities for mentees and mentors alike.

April 29, 2020

Women In Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Announces Its Inaugural WIT Leadership Forum

Immersive Day of Dialogue and Discovery for Industry Leaders,
to be held Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Target in Minneapolis

February 26, 2020

Mattel Announces Ruth Handler Mentorship Program for Women in Toys Timed to Company's 75th Anniversary

Toy Industry’s First-Ever Mentorship Program for Women Launches in Honor of Mattel Co-Founder, Ruth Handler

February 23, 2020

Women In Toys, Licesning & Entertainment Announces Industry Veteran Janice Ross As New President

Ashley Mady Steps Down After Leading the Global Organization to Meteoric Growth

February 22, 2020

WIT To Honor Pam Lifford, President of Warner Bros. Global Brands & Experiences, and Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer at the 16th Annual Wonder Women Awards

January 14, 2020

WiT Announces 16th Annual Wonder Women Awards Finalists

January 10, 2020

Women In Toys Inventors Pitch New Products

September 19, 2019

Female Entrepreneurs and Inventors Get Priceless Access to Walmart Buyers and Toy Industry Executives

Registration Now Open for Women in Toys’ Empowerment Day

June 13, 2019

WiT to Honor Powerhouse Trailblazers Pam Kaufman from Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products and Gaye Dean from Target at 15th Annual Wonder Women Awards

January 8, 2019

WiT Announces Finalists for the 15th Annual Wonder Women Awards

December 13, 2018

Women in Toys Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

March 1, 2018

2018 WIT Wonder Women Gala to Honor Norma Rosenhain with Lifetime Achievement Award and Nancy Zwiers with Mentorship Award

Toys“R”Us® President of Play Named the 2018 Wonder Girl Honoree, WIT Scholarships Announced and More Wonder Women Awards Recognitions

December 12, 2017

WIT Selects The Toy Association as Management Services Provider

Outsourcing Keeps WIT Laser-Focused on Mission and Members

October 23, 2017

WIT To Host New York Comic Con Panel

Panel Explores the Power of Narrative and Iconic Characters in Today’s Culture

October 2, 2017

Nominations Now Open for 14th Annual Women In Toys Wonder Women Awards

August 1, 2017

Pitch, Learn & Grow at WIT Empowerment Day on October 2 at Dallas Market Center

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Kicks Off Fall Toy Preview® with product pitch opportunities and networking with Walmart, Hasbro, Spin Master, Jazwares and top industry experts

June 15, 2017

Women In Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Announces New Board and Advisory Members

New Chapters Also Added in Puerto Rico and France

May 3, 2017

Women In Toys Announces Winners at Annual Wonder Women Awards Gala

February 19, 2017

WIT Announces 2017 Wonder Women Awards Finalists

ChiTAG Founder Mary Couzin To Receive WIT’s Inaugural Elise Lachowyn Mentorship Award

February 3, 2017

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 13TH ANNUAL WOMEN IN TOYS WONDER WOMEN AWARDS

New Gala Theme, Award Categories, Nomination/Voting Process and Timelines Announced

October 4, 2016

WIT and Toys“R”Us® Host “BREAKING IN” Panel Discussion and Networking Event

Event to Take Place September 22 at Toys“R”Us, Inc. Wayne, NJ Headquarters

September 19, 2016

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Appoints Alita Friedman as New Treasurer

September 12, 2016

WIT Announces Additions to Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Chapter Chairs

June 20, 2016

Power up Your Business at WIT Empowerment Day on September 26 at Dallas Market Center

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Kicks Off Fall Toy Preview® with product pitch opportunities and networking with Walmart, Hasbro, Spin Master, Moose Toys, Jazwares and top industry experts.

June 8, 2016

Geena Davis to Be Honored with the Women in Toys Changemaker Award, and Jill Barad Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at 13th Annual Wonder Women Awards Gala

Honorees Reflect Female Changemakers in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment

February 29, 2016

WIT Recognizes Industry Innovators at Annual Award Gala

Mattel Honored with Game Changer Award; Hasbro, SpinMaster, Moose Toys and Walmart Top Winners

February 15, 2016

WIT and the Strong National Museum of Play Announce Establishment of the WIT Collection

Archive Collection Documents Contributions of Women in the Toy Industry

February 15, 2016

12th Annual Wonder Women Awards Gala to Honor Innovators in Toy, Licensing and Entertainment Industries

Game Changer Stylist Micaela Erlanger and Positive Body Image Advocate and Supermodel EMME to Present WIT’s Game Changer Award to Mattel; WIT Announces 2016 Nominees

February 9, 2016

WIT Announces 2017 Wonder Women Awards Finalists

ChiTAG Founder Mary Couzin To Receive WIT’s Inaugural
Elise Lachowyn Mentorship Award

January 26, 2016

Women In Toys Names Mary Kay Russell First Executive Director

New Hire Helps Position Organization for More Growth

January 26, 2016

Women In Toys Announces New Executive Committee and Board Appointment

New Committees Support Growth of Membership and New Initiatives

December 30, 2015

Nominations Open for 2016 WIT Wonder Women Awards Awards Gala Honors Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment at Grand Hyatt New York on February 14, 2016

October 20, 2015

Speakers Announced for Women In Toys Empowerment Day

Toy Industry Organization Opens Rolodex to Female-owned Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

September 15, 2015

Mark Cuban to Deliver Keynote at Empowerment Day to Toy Industry Women

WIT Empowerment Day Provides Priceless Opportunities for Female Business Owners

July 13, 2015

Sesame Street Veteran and Retailer Amazon.com Receive Top Honors at Women in Toys 11th Annual Awards Dinner

Ann Kearns, Vice President, Global Toys, Sesame Street Honored for Lifetime Achievement; Eva Lorenz Honored for Amazon.com, Retailer of the Year

February 2, 2015

Women in Toys (WIT) Announces New Empowerment Program for Members

Women in Toys (WIT) Announces New Empowerment Program for Members Three New Initiatives Kick Off with Empowerment Workshop in Dallas on October 6

September 22, 2014

Women In Toys Announces New President and Board Members

Organization Realigns to Focus on Growth and Advancement for Women in the Toy, Licensing & Entertainment Industries

April 15, 2014

Women in Toys (WIT) Announces a New WIT - Walmart Collaboration, February 10-13, 2013 at New York Toy Fair

December 12, 2012

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