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WIT to honour Nickelodeon’s Pam Kaufman

Published on: 15th January 2019

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment will also honour Gaye Dean from Target at the 15th Annual Wonder Women Awards.

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) will honour Pam Kaufman, president of Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products, with its 2019 Mentorship Award. Pam leads the multi-billion-dollar global consumer products business across Viacom Media Networks and Paramount Pictures, which includes Viacom’s portfolio of brands and iconic franchise properties, including Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants and teen sensation JoJo Siwa; MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation; Comedy Central’s South Park; and Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun, Mission Impossible, The Godfather and Grease, among others. A dynamic leader with an impressive career launching many iconic Nickelodeon properties, she embraces transformation and innovation and has made a bold commitment to empowerment and mentorship throughout her career and within WIT over the past years.

WIT will present the 2019 Wonder Woman in Retailing Award to honouree Gaye Dean, marketing director for Licensing at Target. She is responsible for leading the global retailer’s marketing strategy development and execution of key license merchandise programs across all key categories. She is the key liaison for a large segment of the entertainment, brand and license industries. Gaye is a 30-year Target veteran and has held a variety of positions across the company. In these roles, she has worked on multiple areas of Target’s business including apparel, branding and seasonal campaigns.

“Pam is not only an inspiration, she’s a movement unto herself! Not only does she drive Viacom’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, but her passion to develop the next generation of leaders is infectious,” said Jen Caveza, SVP, Toys, Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products and Wonder Women Awards Co-Chair. “She has created a culture and environment where team members feel empowered, respected and constantly learning.”

The award winners will be announced and celebrated at WIT’s annual Wonder Women Awards on Sunday 17th February at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York, coinciding with New York International Toy Fair. Tickets to the 2019 Wonder Women Awards are now available for purchase here.

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