Hasbro announces Women Innovators of Play Challenge

Published on: 13th September 2023

Each of the chosen Women Innovators of Play Challenge winners will receive $10,000, a trip to Hasbro’s HQ, and a mentorship session with a senior Hasbro woman leader.

Women Innovators of PlayHasbro has announced the Hasbro Women Innovators of Play Challenge, which is open from 12th September to 12th October.

The company is searching for the next great woman-led mass market toy or game. Submitted ideas will be judged on innovation, fun factor and playability, design and aesthetics, mass marketability, and manufacturability. Those who submit toys or games to the challenge must either be an individual who identifies as a woman or leads a team (maximum of five people) and identify as a woman.

“We were blown away by the support and excitement for Hasbro’s Women Innovators of Play event – and now Hasbro is taking this initiative to the next level with our challenge, which is open to women across 11 countries,” said Tanya Thompson, senior director, Inventor Relations and Innovation at Hasbro. “We know that incredible women innovators are out there and can’t wait to see the submitted toys and games.”

Each selected Women Innovators of Play winner will receive:

  • $10,000 USD
  • An all-expenses paid trip to Hasbro Headquarters in Rhode Island for an ‘A Day in the Life’ experience
  • A mentorship session with one of Hasbro’s top women leaders

Hasbro’s panel of judges will evaluate the submissions and select the three most promising innovations, which will be announced in November 2023. The Challenge is open to anyone 18 years or older who identifies as a woman in the following countries: Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and USA.

Click here for more details about the Hasbro Women Innovators of Play Challenge, including eligibility and other requirements.


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