PRESS RELEASE

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

New York, NY – September 19, 2016 – Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) has announced a full panel discussion and networking event entitled, “BREAKING IN: How to Get on the Shelves at Toys“R”Us,” to take place at the Toys“R”Us, Inc. Global Resource Center in Wayne, NJ on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 5:30 PM. Held in collaboration with and sponsored by Toys“R”Us, this event is aimed at helping the WIT community get their products into the top specialty toy retailer.

WIT members and attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to meet and hear from Richard Barry, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Merchandising Officer, as well as Melody Young, Vice President, General Merchandising Manager, Core and Specialty Retail. These Toys“R”Us executives will lead a panel of their top merchandising colleagues, as they divulge insider tips on what their teams look for as they search for the next hottest products.

Following the panel discussion, attendees will be given the opportunity to network with the Toys“R”Us team and other WIT members over refreshments.

This Toys“R”Us sponsored WIT event is free to WIT members and non-members. Please click here for more information and to RSVP.


ABOUT WOMEN IN TOYS, LICENSING & ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 1991, Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) / The WIT Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to advance women through leadership, networking and educational opportunities. WIT serves and supports women at all stages of their careers, from entrepreneurs and startups to seasoned industry veterans. The WIT Foundation grants scholarships to deserving students enrolled in industry-related undergraduate programs. WIT has 25 chapters throughout the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, France, the UK and Australia, with liaisons in Finland, Germany, India and Lebanon.