The 8th annual Wonder Women of Toys, Licensing and Entertainment Awards Dinner, held on the opening night of the 109th New York International Toy Fair, has announced its list of winners, celebrating more than 50 of the most influential female leaders in the toys, licensing and children’s entertainment businesses.
The Women in Toys (WIT) event drew more than 300 industry executives and winners included execs from companies such as Walmart, Disney Consumer Products, Mattel, Hasbro, Imperial Toy, Green Toys and SpinMaster.
The 2012 Wonder Woman Award Winners are:
Designer or Inventor – Lori Rotter – Blip Toys
Entrepreneur – Laurie Zoob Hyman – Green Toys
Journalism and Social Media - Jackie Breyer – Adventure Publishing
Licensing Agent – Jennifer Richmond – Richmond Management Group
Licensee – Lauren Whitehead – JAKKS Pacific
Licensor – JoAnn McLaughlin – Disney Consumer Products
Life Time Achievement – Joanne Oppenheim - Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
Manufacturer - Jennifer Caveza – JAKKS Pacific
Marketing, Advertising and Branding - Sasha Junk – Kidz Bop
Publishing – Laurie Schacht – Adventure Publishing
Public Relations and Communications – Janis VanTine – Imperial Toy
Retailer of the Year – Lori Costley – Walmart
Rising Star – Elizabeth Miller – Hasbro
Sales – Renee Lochhead – Spin Master
Social Responsibility – Deidre Lind – Mattel
A full list of nominees is available on the Women in Toys Facebook page.