WIT Empowerment Day 2017 was nothing short of uplifting and motivating! Knowledgeable mentors, productive product pitch sessions, and an inspirational keynote from Creata founder, Norma Rosenhain, all added up to a day of incredible opportunity for nearly 100 WIT members – and our best Empowerment Day yet!
Held on October 2 during Fall Toy Preview in Dallas, the event was intimate and casual, allowing for easy conversation and meaningful mingling. Participants had exclusive access to Walmart buyers and top toy companies, and were mentored by over 40 industry expert in 20 different areas of specialty including product design and packaging, licensing, PR and marketing, manufacturing, sales and distribution, IP, safety and compliance and so much more.
Eager mentees took it all in as they participated “speed-dating” style mentoring sessions. And the event was just as rewarding for our knowledgeable mentors, as they gave priceless advice and shared their years of experience.
Product Pitch pods were buzzing with excitement and activity, as women presented their creations and ideas in private sessions to Walmart buyers and toy companies that included Hasbro, Spin Master, PlayMonster and Jazwares.
As always, this event was provided free to all WIT members, thanks to the generosity of our amazing sponsors. An extra special shout-out to Walmart and Hasbro for their ongoing support and generosity toward making this event a huge success!
And of course, none of this would be possible without the passion and commitment of our awesome Empowerment Day Host Committee! Thank you for organizing another rewarding and successful event.
Empowerment Day Host Committee
Deb de Sherbinin – Co-Chair
Nancy Zwiers – Co-Chair
We look forward to raising the bar even further in 2018 as WIT continues its investment in our members’ growth and development!