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16th ANNUAL WONDER WOMEN AWARDS
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York City

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

Held during New York International Toy Fair, the Wonder Women Awards is WIT's largest fundraising event and supports global programming, educational initiatives, networking events, and The WIT Foundation Scholarship Program.

6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM – Seated Dinner & Awards

NOMINATIONS

NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED

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 or any woman who has made an impact in toys, licensing or entertainment.

2020 Wonder Women Awards Categories

GUIDELINES

Nominations are now closed.

General guidelines:

  • Anyone may submit a nominee for a Wonder Women 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 – June 1 through August 31
  • $100 – September 1 through October 31

On the nomination form, tell us why your candidate is deserving of a nomination, and include 3-5 major accomplishments (in 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 bullet-list form when conveying your nominee's accomplishments. This makes it easy for voters to read.
  • Review the Voting Criteria here and try to address one or more of the questions shown, which the Nominations Committee will consider 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 Peg Brom.

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 nominees will be reviewed by the WIT staff and Nominations Committee to ensure eligibility is met. A nominee may be moved to a different category than originally nominated.

The slate of finalists will be determined by vote, conducted by WIT's Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Chapter Chairs. All finalists will be contacted and have the opportunity to accept or decline their nomination prior to the announcement of finalists in December.

Voting will begin after finalists are announced and will be conducted in January 2020 by WIT members, and its Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

Winners will be announced at the Wonder Women Awards on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

2019 Special Honorees

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RETAILER OF THE YEAR
GAYE DEAN
Marketing Director for Licensing
Target
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MENTORSHIP AWARD
PAM KAUFMAN
President, Viacom
Nickelodeon Consumer Products

2019 Award Winners

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Amy Pruzansky
Spin Master

CREATOR / INVENTOR
GabrielaArenas

Gabriela Arenas
Sesame Workshop

LICENSING
Nancy Sanchez

Nancy Sanchez
LEGO Systems, Inc.

MANUFACTURING
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Juli Lennett
NPD

MARKETING/PUBLIC RELATIONS
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Chrissy Helmich
Wicked Cool Toys

RISING STAR
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Kate Nichols
Spin Master

RISING STAR
MarissaLouie (edited-Pixlr)

Marissa Louie
Animoodles

RISING STAR
Natalie

Natalie Rebot
Moonlite World

RISING STAR

Marian Bossard
The Toy Association

SALES
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Amy Knight
Hasbro

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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Emma & Mila Stauffer

WONDER GIRL

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 marykay@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.