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Nominations now open for 16th annual Wonder Women awards

Published on: June 6th, 2019

Award winners will be announced and celebrated at WIT’s Wonder Women Awards on Sunday 23rd February.

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) has announced that nominations are now open early for the 16th Annual Wonder Women Awards, which honour top female executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and other changemakers for their accomplishments and impact within the toy, licensing and entertainment industries.

Award winners will be announced and celebrated at WIT’s Wonder Women Awards, on Sunday 23rd February at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York, coinciding with New York International Toy Fair.

“The WIT Wonder Women Awards celebrate the successes and impact made by remarkable women making a difference in kids entertainment and the global toy market,” said Wonder Women co-chairs, Genna Rosenberg from GennComm and Jennifer Caveza from Nickelodeon. “Each year, hundreds of industry players come together to honour powerhouse women and changemakers who raise the bar for us all.”

From now till 31st October, anyone may nominate a colleague, friend, themselves, or any woman who has made an impact in toys, licensing or entertainment. For further information on nomination guidelines, click here.

The 2020 Nomination Categories are as follows:
● Creator / Designer / Inventor
● Licensor / Entertainment
● Licensee / Manufacturer
● Marketing / PR
● Rising Star
● Social Responsibility

Wonder Women Award finalists (announced in early December) will be determined by a vote of the WIT Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Chapter Chairs, and the WIT Nominations Committee, based on the candidate’s achievements and accomplishments in specific areas. Final voting for the winners will begin in December and will be conducted by WIT members, board members and key industry influencers.

To Nominate a WIT Wonder Woman candidate, please visit

WIT would like to thank Hasbro, Nickelodeon, Disney, Spin Master, Mattel, Lego, PlayMonster, Jazwares, The Bandai Foundation, and the many sponsors who support the organisation year-round and help contribute to the success of the Wonder Women Awards. Proceeds from this event are used to fund scholarships, develop and maintain a full calendar of programmes and networking events, and support initiatives for WIT’s members and its community.

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