Fuse’s Vina Arriaga and Seven Towns’ Elizabeth Moody among nominees for Wonder Women Awards 2022

Women in Toys
Women in Toys has detailed the nominees for the 2022 Wonder Women Awards.

In the Designer/Inventor category, the nominees are:

Carla Schneider, Founder & CEO, WubbaNub
Carolina Arce, Design Director, Jazwares
Jackeline Gonzalez, Director, Toys and Hardlines Design, Universal Brand Development
Kenna O’Brien, Senior Manager, Product Design , Barbie, Mattel
Launi King, Director, Product Design, DPEP (Disney)
Mel Hershey, Principal Engineer & Spark Team Leader, Hasbro
Tahlia Gee, Product Designer, Moose Toys
Vina Arriaga, Lead Designer/Inventor, Fuse

Elsewhere, in the Rising Star – Designer/Inventor category, the nominees are:

Joanna Paul, Founder & CEO, Whatsitsface LLC
Lorena Montalvo, Product Designer, TOMY
Vanessa Fung, Senior Designer, Toys & Hardlines, Universal Brand Development
Hilary Richards, Founder & CEO, Boo Boo Ball

Figures from across the design and inventor space are also prominent in other categories.

Good Play Guide’s Dr Amanda Gummer and People of Play’s Mary Couzin are both in the running for the Social Good Award, The Toy Coach’s Azhelle Wade features in the Storyteller category, Fuse’s Hannah Palfrey is up for Unsung Hero, while Seven Town’s Elizabeth Moody and TinkerTini’s Trina McFarland are among the nominees for the Deal Maker Award.

You can check out the full list of nominees over at https://womenintoys.com/2022-nominees/.

Winners will be announced on Sunday, February 20th 2022 at the 30th Anniversary Wonder Women Awards in New York City, and voting is open for all WiT members until January 14th, 2022.

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