WiT details 2023 Wonder Women winners

WiT, Women in Toys

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment has detailed its 2023 Wonder Women winners.

The Wonder Women Awards honours top female executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and other changemakers for their accomplishments and impact within the toys, licensing and entertainment industries.

The 2023 Wonder Women Award winners are:

Brand Franchise: Meredith Norrie, Mattel
Commercial Sales: Kristen Shackleford, Amazon
Creative Genius: Carly McGinnis, Exploding Kittens
Designer/Inventor (Corporate): Sunno Cho, Jazwares
Designer/Inventor (Independent): Britney Crowell, CurlCap
Digital Storytelling: Alexandra Kavalova, Spin Master
Inbound Licensing: Tanya Thonpson, Hasbro, Inc.
Marketing: Jonelle Brown, Paramount
PR/Communications: Molly Martin, The LEGO Group
Rising Leader (<500 Employees): Amy Bastuga, Radio Flyer; and Kim Chang, Just Play
Rising Leader (>500 Employees): Adeline Trento, Toys”R”Us at Macys; and Angela Beck, Mattel
Social Impact (Corporate): Pamela Krominga, Target
Social Impact (Independent): April Showers, Afro Unicorn

The event also honoured Jazwares’ Laura Zebersky with the Visionary Leader Award, Mattel’s Lisa McKnight with the Trailblazer Award and Nyla Hayes with a Future Leader Award.

“We celebrated a truly spectacular evening with over 750 guests, marking the triumphant in-person return of the Wonder Woman Awards,” said Nancy Molenda of Mattel Children’s Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy at Mattel, Inc and Ehi Oviasu-Kahn of Little Art.

“Showcasing the dynamism and energy of this extraordinary community has long been a defining hallmark of this event, and the electricity from tonight’s gala continues to resonate. It was a night that embodied the resilience, strength, and inspiration of every Wonder Woman that walks among us!”

WiT also presented 12 $2,500 scholarships to students who’ve demonstrated leadership and academic excellence in their chosen fields of business, design, engineering and entrepreneurial studies.

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