17th ANNUAL WONDER WOMEN AWARDS
Sunday, February 20, 2022 — New York City
(Venue TBA)

Honoring the brightest women in toys, licensing & entertainment, the WIT Wonder Women Awards is an annual celebration of the industry's remarkable thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers.


WONDER WOMEN AWARDS 2021 ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to uncertainty related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. we have postponed the 2021 Women Awards entirely, and instead, we’re planning it for February 20, 2022 in New York City, with the goal of hosting a safe and in-person event during Toy Fair New York. The Wonder Women Awards is renowned for its warmth, intimacy and special moments. We feel confident we’ll be able to maintain these key elements in this updated timeframe, and for the health and well being of our nominees, honorees and guests, as we recreate the event we’ve all come to know and love.

From now through September 1, 2021, anyone may nominate a colleague, friend, themselves, or any woman who has made an impact in toys, licensing or entertainment. Nominees who were submitted in 2021 will be carried over for the 2022 event. Nominations are now open, and the deadline to nominate has been extended through September 1, 2021.

For questions, please contact us at info@womenintoys.com

NOMINATIONS

NOMINATIONS CLOSE SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

The WIT Wonder Women Awards honors outstanding women for their remarkable achievements and commitment to enriching their workplaces and our industry as a whole.

Recognize a Wonder Woman today by nominating a colleague, friend, yourself, or any woman who has made an impact in toys, licensing, or entertainment.

UPDATE:  Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Wonder Women Awards has been postponed until February 20, 2022. From now through September 1, 2021, anyone may nominate a colleague, friend, themselves, or any woman who has made an impact in toys, licensing or entertainment. Nominees who were submitted in 2021 will be carried over for the 2022 event. The deadline to nominate has been extended through September 1, 2021.

2021/2022 Wonder Women Awards Categories

GUIDELINES

Nominations open through September 1, 2021

General guidelines:

  • Anyone may submit a nominee for a Wonder Woman Award.
  • Self-nominations are welcome. You can (and should!) submit yourself for consideration.
  • For companies nominating employees, please limit your nominations to one nominee per category.

Submission fees are non-refundable, and are as follows:

  • $75 – 1/4/2021 through 2/28/2021
  • $100 – 3/1/2021 through 9/1/2021

On the nomination form, tell us why your candidate is deserving of a nomination, and include a bullet list of 3-5 major accomplishments. (Total 300 words or less)

Follow these helpful hints:

  • Edit your submission carefully, as the content you provide will be published for voters to review.
  • Focus on your nominee’s achievements and accomplishments instead of your personal relationship with her.
  • Use a bullet-list when conveying your nominee's accomplishments. This makes it easy for voters to read.
  • Review the Voting Criteria on this page and try to address one or more of the questions shown, which will be considered when deciding the final slate of nominees.
  • Provide any additional information we should know about your nominee. Files or links to articles, websites, etc. may be emailed to info@womenintoys.com

VOTING CRITERIA & PROCESS

The voting criteria is as follows, and will be reviewed by the WIT Nominations Committee:

Have the nominee’s achievements or leadership accomplishments:

  • Positively impacted her company, peers, or industry?
  • Contributed to the growth or improvement of her company or the toy, licensing or entertainment industries?
  • Served as a role model for other individuals or companies in the industry?

SELECTION PROCESS

All Nominee submissions will be reviewed by the Wonder Women Committee and WIT staff to ensure eligibility is met. A Nominee may be moved to a different category than originally nominated.

The official slate of 2021/2022 Finalists will be determined by vote, conducted by the WIT Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Chapter Chairs, and will be based on the Nominee's achievements, accomplishments and criteria provided. All Finalists will be contacted and have the opportunity to accept or decline their nomination prior to the official Final Slate announcement.

Voting for the winners will be conducted by the entire WIT community, including all active WIT members, Chapter Chairs, WIT Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

Winners will be announced at the Wonder Women Awards in New York, in February 2022.

2020 Special Honorees

PamLifford_HS
MENTOR OF THE YEAR
PAM LIFFORD
President
Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences
StephanieMcMahon_HS
CHANGEMAKER HONOREE
STEPHANIE MCMAHON
Chief Brand Officer
WWE

2020 Award Winners

AngieCella

Angie Cella
GemC2, Creator of Blinger™

CREATOR / INVENTOR
GlendaBeltran

Glenda Beltran
ViacamCBS

LICENSOR / ENTERTAINMENT
AnnaMowbray

Anna Mowbray
ZURU

LICENSEE / MANUFACTURER
KristaBerger

Krista Berger
Mattel

MARKETING/PUBLIC RELATIONS
Elaine Chang_HS

Elaine Chang
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

RISING STAR / CORPORATE
MaddieMichalik

Maddie Michalik
The Toy Book

RISING STAR / CORPORATE
JillWalters

Jill Walters
Crazy Aaron's Puttyworld

RISING STAR / INDEPENDENT
MadisonRobinson

Madison Robinson
FishFlops

RISING STAR / INDEPENDENT
NancyMolenda

Nancy Molenda
Mattel

SOCIAL RESPONSBILITY

Wonder Woman Awards

PAST AWARD WINNERS

WONDER WOMAN AWARDS FAQ

What is the format of the WIT Wonder Women Awards?

The cocktail reception begins at 6:00 PM; the seated dinner and Awards program begins at 7:30 pm.

What is the suggested attire for the WIT Wonder Women Awards?

Evening or cocktail attire is the norm. Or come straight from Toy Fair in professional business attire.

Is there assigned seating at the event?

Yes. We will try our best to seat you with everyone in your party. Please include any seating requests in the notes section of your ticket purchase and we will try to accommodate. Assigned seating is only guaranteed for full table purchases.

Does the Wonder Women Awards sell out?

Yes, this event has sold out in the past and may sell out again so purchase your tickets today!

Are tickets refundable?

No, all ticket purchases are non-refundable.

I’m a journalist who wants to cover the WIT Wonder Women Awards on Sunday, February 23. Are there tickets for the media?

For press-related inquiries, please email info@womenintoys.com.

Directions to Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City

Pier Sixty is housed within the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex, located at 23rd Street and the Hudson River. Vehicles may enter the complex from the West Side Highway between 22nd and 23rd Streets in Manhattan.