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Wonder Women of Toys award winners announced

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 toys, licensing and children's entertainment businesses.
February 24, 2012

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.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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