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WiT elects nine members to Board of Directors

Published on: 23rd May 2022

The women will help the organisation’s mission of advancing women through leadership, opportunity, and education.

Pictured, left to right, are Anne Carrihill, Tara Deakin, Julie Gwaltney, Karen Kilpatrick, Leila Nosrati, Christina Sklavenitis, Natasha Tous, Lisa Whitaker and Kiara Imani.

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WiT), a global non-profit organisation and an industry voice for the advancement of women, has announced the election of nine members to its Board of Directors.

The new members are:

  • Anne Carrihill, Director/GM Category leader Toys & Games, Amazon
  • Tara Deakin, EVP and chief people officer, Spin Master
  • Julie Gwaltney, senior director, Tomy International
  • Karen Kilpatrick (re-elected), president, Kayppin Media
  • Leila Nosrati, Licensing and Retail Development consultant, Master Toy Advisors
  • Christina Sklavenitis, founder, Christina Sklavenitis Consulting
  • Natasha Tous, senior director, Brand & Product Marketing, Vtech Electronics North America
  • Lisa Whitaker, co-CEO, Kidfinity, Inc.
  • Kiara Imani, founder, LikeU

WiT President Janice Ross said: “We warmly welcome these nine brilliant women, whose collective and diverse expertise and insights will bring critical leadership, knowledge and skills to our board. I look forward to their contributions as we work together to continue making a powerful impact both in our community and our industry.”

Each of the women is said to bring with them a unique perspective and the same unyielding drive to deliver on the WiT mission of advancing women through leadership, opportunity, and education.

Janice added: “On behalf of the board, I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who have concluded their service as value board members—Bernadette Boyle, Genna Rosenberg, Jessica Gavin, Laurie Schacht, Lourdes Arocho, Mellany Masterson, and Michele Martell.”

All WiT Board Members can be found on the WiT website.

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