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Nominations now open for 2021 Wonder Women Awards

Published on: 4th January 2021

The exact date and location of the 2021 Wonder Women Awards, expected to be held in Los Angeles in September, will be announced soon. 

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) has announced that nominations are now open early for the 17th Annual Wonder Women Awards, which honour top female executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and other changemakers for their  accomplishments within the toy, licensing and entertainment industries.

Coinciding with WIT’s 30th Anniversary, the 2021 Wonder Women Awards are expected to be held for the first time in Los Angeles in late September 2021. The date and location of the event will be announced soon.

“The WIT Wonder Women Awards celebrate the women whose exceptional achievements and successes have made a significant impact on our industry,” said Wonder Women co-chair, Genna Rosenberg. “We look forward to celebrating and recognising these remarkable leaders, and to reimagining this exciting annual event for the entire WIT community.”

“Each year, WIT brings together hundreds of industry players to honour powerhouse women who inspire us all, and who play a pivotal role in their companies,” added co-chair Jennifer  Caveza. “This will be a celebratory night for all in our industry, in a special new location befitting of the superstars we will honour.”

From now until 30th April, anyone may nominate a colleague, friend, themselves, or any woman whom they feel has made an impact in toys, licensing or entertainment. 2021 Wonder Women Award categories include:

  • Designer | Inventor
  • Licensor | Entertainment
  • Licensee | Manufacturer
  • Marketing | PR
  • Rising Star
  • Social Good
  • Covid-19 Hero
  • Deal Maker
  • StoryTeller
  • Unsung Hero
  • Wonder Girl

Click here for full category descriptions and guidelines.

The finalists will be determined by a vote conducted by the WIT board of directors, advisory board and chapter chairs, and will be based on the nominee’s achievements and criteria provided. Voting for the winners will be conducted by the entire WIT community, including all active WIT members, chapter chairs, the board of directors and advisory board.

To nominate a WIT Wonder Woman, please visit www.WomenInToys.com.

WIT would like to thank its 2021 WIT sponsors, including Amazon, Hasbro, Mattel, ViacomCBS, The Bandai Foundation, Jazwares, Warner Bros., Lego, PlayMonster, Spin Master, Tomy, VTech/LeapFrog, plus the many sponsors who support the organisation’s year-round programming and help contribute to the success of the Wonder Women Awards. Proceeds from this event are used to fund WIT scholarships, and to support the development of all WIT programming, initiatives and events.

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