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2023 WONDER WOMEN AWARDS

Sunday, October 1, 2023  |  6:00 - 10:00 PM  |  Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York City

Thrive Together:
Celebrating Boldness, Impact, and Collaboration

 

 

WiT proudly presents the Wonder Women Awards! On Sunday, October 1, 2023, the light will shine in New York City on the extraordinary women executives, entrepreneurs and changemakers who are driving the toy, consumer products, licensing and entertainment industries forward. 

Held during Toy Fair New York, more than 800 top industry executives including manufacturers, retailers, movie studios, media, and the world's most prominent brand owners, gather each year to celebrate the women who ignite and uplift our industry.

Let's thrive together! We’re all on a path to creating a more inclusive and equitable workforce. When we work together, we thrive — as individuals, as an industry, and as a world. Through hard work, determination, and most importantly, collaboration, we are building a brighter future.

 

Unleash the excitement! Join us to celebrate our industry's remarkable women!

For Wonder Women Award Sponsorship Opportunities,

please email marykay@womenintoys.com.

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2023 Award Categories

DESIGNER | INVENTOR recognizes an outstanding woman for her brilliance, creativity, and ingenuity in product or property design, which has resulted in a significant and storied contribution to the industry.

INBOUND LICENSING recognizes an accomplished woman innovator (e.g. Manufacturer) who has successfully created and launched a stellar licensed product or product line based on an intellectual property.

MARKETING recognizes a woman for her excellence, ground-breaking ideas, and outstanding achievements in delivering effective and innovative marketing campaigns.

PR | COMMUNICATIONS recognizes a woman who has achieved success in creating and executing exceptional PR/communications campaigns that have resulted in the growth of IP, increased brand awareness, and exceptional ROI.

BRAND FRANCHISE recognizes an outstanding woman leader who has played a key role in bringing an IP to life through innovative brand partnerships and curated retail programs in traditional and/or non-traditional distribution channels. 

DIGITAL STORYTELLING recognizes a talented woman in the digital space—whether an influencer, ad executive, content creator, writer, illustrator, or animator—who has delivered compelling content and demonstrated excellence in brand storytelling and cross-channel consumer engagement, leading to a high-quality customer experience and long-lasting iconic value. 

SOCIAL IMPACT recognizes a remarkable woman leader who has made exceptional contributions to purposeful, mission-driven programs that have positively impacted the world. Her efforts or products may include philanthropic, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, or other initiatives that have created a lasting impact. 

CREATIVE GENIUS  recognizes a dedicated woman who consistently goes above and beyond to make the magic happen! Whether in operations, logistics, finance, accounting, research, legal, or other areas of the business, her contributions are countless, and she plays an integral role in her company. 

COMMERCIAL SALES  recognizes a top-performing woman for her exceptional work, high standards and knowledge, creative approach, and contributions she made to exceed sales goals and drive top-line revenue and growth.

RISING LEADER  recognizes a driven early-career woman who demonstrates significant promise as an emerging leader, and exhibits ingenuity of thought with the potential for substantial and lasting influence on the industry

NOMINATION GUIDELINES

 

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Nominations are open from March 27 through May 19, 2023.

 

Submission Fee:
$100 per nomination - Your contribution to nominate will benefit the WiT Foundation Scholarship Program and fund vitally important programming. Nomination fees are non-refundable.

 

Eligibility:

  • Anyone may submit a nominee.

  • Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. 

  • For companies nominating employees, please limit your nominations to one nominee per category.

  • Nominator has consent on behalf of the nominee for submitting the nomination.

  • Submissions must be received by May 19, 2023 to be eligible.

 

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 describing your nominee's accomplishments. This makes it easy for voters to read.

  • Review the Award Criteria on this page and address one or more of the questions shown, which will be considered when deciding the final slate of nominees.

AWARD CRITERIA


The Wonder Women Awards recognize outstanding women who have made a significant and lasting impact on the toy, consumer products, licensing and entertainment industries.

 

Tell us your nominee's story! Emphasize the unique elements of her leadership achievements that make her stand out. How have her 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. When necessary, a nominee may be moved to a different category than originally nominated.

 

All nominees will be contacted by WiT, 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 all active WiT members, including Committee Chairs, Chapter Chairs, and WiT Board of Directors. Winners will be announced at the Wonder Women Awards Gala in New York City on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

NOMINATION GUIDELINES

 

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Nominations are open from March 27 through May 19, 2023.

 

Submission Fee:
$100 per nomination - Your contribution to nominate will benefit the WiT Foundation Scholarship Program and fund vitally important programming. Nomination fees are non-refundable.

 

Eligibility:

  • Anyone may submit a nominee.

  • Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. 

  • For companies nominating employees, please limit your nominations to one nominee per category.

  • Nominator has consent on behalf of the nominee for submitting the nomination.

  • Submissions must be received by May 19, 2023 to be eligible.

 

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 describing your nominee's accomplishments. This makes it easy for voters to read.

  • Review the Award Criteria on this page and address one or more of the questions shown, which will be considered when deciding the final slate of nominees.

AWARD CRITERIA


The Wonder Women Awards recognize outstanding women who have made a significant and lasting impact on the toy, consumer products, licensing and entertainment industries.

 

Tell us your nominee's story! Emphasize the unique elements of her leadership achievements that make her stand out. How have her 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. When necessary, a nominee may be moved to a different category than originally nominated.

 

All nominees will be contacted by WiT, 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 all active WiT members, including Committee Chairs, Chapter Chairs, and WiT Board of Directors. Winners will be announced at the Wonder Women Awards Gala in New York City on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

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 try our best to seat you with everyone in your party. Please include any seating requests in the notes section of your ticket purchase. 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 20. 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.

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