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2022 WONDER WOMEN NOMINEES

WiT proudly presents the 2022 Wonder Women finalists. Winners will be announced on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at the 30th Anniversary Wonder Women Awards in New York City.

 

Voting is open for all WiT members from December 20, 2021 to January 14, 2022. If you are a WiT member and did not receive your invitation to vote, contact Peg Brom - peg@womenintoys.com

DESIGNER / INVENTOR

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CARLA SCHNEIDER
Founder & CEO
WubbaNub

 

 

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CAROLINA ARCE
Design Director
Jazwares

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JACKELINE GONZALEZ
Director, Toys and Hardlines Design
Universal Brand Development

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KENNA O'BRIEN
Senior Manager, Product Design - Barbie
Mattel

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LAUNI KING
Director, Product Design
DPEP (Disney)

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MEL HERSHEY
Principal Engineer & Spark Team Leader
Hasbro

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TAHLIA GEE
Product Designer
Moose Toys

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VINA ARRIAGA
Lead Designer/Inventor

Fuse

LICENSEE / MANUFACTURER

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ALLYSON SULLIVAN
Senior Brand Manager
LEGO Systems, Inc.

 

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AMANDA BRIGHT
Sr. Director, Product Development
Spin Master

 

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ANEISHA VIEIRA
Global Brand Director
ZURU Toys

 

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CARLY MCGINNIS
Chief Operating Officer
Exploding Kittens

 

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JULIE GWALTNEY
Director, Boys & Girls Toys
TOMY

 

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KAREN BRANSON
SVP, Head of North America
IMC Toys

 

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MELISSA KUSTELL
Vice President, Global Brands Marvel
Hasbro

 

 

 

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RIZA JAVELLANA
Senior Director,
Digital and Franchise
Mattel

 

 

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TIFFANY GOOD
Senior Brand Manager
TOMY

 

 

LICENSOR / ENTERTAINMENT

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ALPANA VIRANI
VP of Toys, Hardlines, Publishing & Loyalty | Diversity,
Equity & Inclusion Coalition
Universal Brand Development

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JENNIFER KOBASHI
Senior Manager,
Franchise Marketing
Mattel

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JES WOLFE
CEO
Rebel Girls

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JORDYN CURTIS
Senior Trade
Marketing Manager
LEGO Systems, Inc.

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KARRI BEAN
Senior Manager,
Licensing Hardlines
DPEP (DISNEY)

 

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KERRI ESTREICH
Senior Director
Sesame Workshop

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KERRY TUCKER
Chief Marketing &
Franchise Officer
pocket.watch

 

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SUSAN BRANDT
President
Dr. Seuss Enterprises

 

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TARA CRAZE
Vice President, Digital
Hasbro

 

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YVETTE SITTROP
Global Head of Franchise Development
Moose Toys

 

MARKETING / PUBLIC RELATIONS

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ARLENE BIRAN
SVP, US Marketing
Spin Master

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BEATRICE CHOW
AVP Strategic Communications
Sesame Workshop

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DANA MONCRIEF
Sr. Director, Public Relations
Moose Toys

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DEVIN TUCKER
Manager, Brand PR
Barbie & Girls
Mattel

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ERIKA SAVA
Marketing Director,
International
ZURU Toys

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LISA ORMAN
President
KidStuff Public Relations

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MARY PIETRUCHA
Director of Product Development
VTech

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RENEE GUIDA
Senior Brand Manager
The LEGO Group

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SHANNON SPISAK
Senior Director of Global Marketing and Communications
Dr. Seuss Enterprises

 

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SHANNON VACCA
VP Global Franchise
Universal Brand Development

 

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SUSAN ANDERSON
Vice President,
Marketing & Brand
Mastermind Toys

 

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TERESA PEARSON
Vice President, Nerf Franchise
Hasbro 

SOCIAL GOOD

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ALICHA TREEROTCHANANON
Founder
Magic Dolls Project for Anti Sexual Harassment - Thailand

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AMANDA GUMMER
Dr. / CEO/ Inspirator
Good Play Guide

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CYNTHIA NISHIMOTO
SVP Business & Legal Affairs/Human Resources
Bandai America

 

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JENNIFER  DUBUISSON
Senior Director, Government & Public Affairs, Americas
The LEGO Group

 

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KATE O'LOUGHLIN 
COO, North America
SuperAwesome

 

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MARY COUZIN
President & Founder
Chicago Toy & Game Group

 

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PAMELA GILL-ALABASTER
Head of Global Sustainability
Mattel

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SARAH JORDAN
CEO
Mastermind Toys

 

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SARAH KNOTT
Manager, Global Philanthropy and Social Impact
Hasbro

 

 

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SHARON KEILTHY
Founder and CEO
Jiminy Eco Toys

 

 

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TAMMY SMITHAM
VP, Global Communications and Corporate Citizenship
Spin Master

 

 

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TERRI-NICHELLE BRADLEY
Founder and CEO
Brown Toy Box

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YLA EASON
President, CEO
Olmec Toys

 

 

COVID HERO

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ANNA MOWBRAY
CEO
ZURU Toys

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HOLLY PEACOCK
Director, Global Facilities & Health and Safety
Spin Master

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KAREN BALDUF
VP Global Brand Marketing, Infant Preschool
Mattel

 

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DR. MARY MASON
Founder and CEO
Little Medical School

 

Lego

THE LEGO GROUP

 

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MONICA MONTEIRO
Associate Manager,
Global Philanthropy
Hasbro

 

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STACY LELLOS
Children's Publisher
(Former President of Klutz and Forever Brand Ambassador)
Workman Publishing

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SUSIE JARAMILLO
President, Chief Story Officer
Encantos

 

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VIACOMCBS

 

 

DEAL MAKER

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CHELSEA WOOD
Director of Sales
IMC Toys

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CLAUDETTE MUNOZ MOLINA
Regional Manager, Americas LEGO Education
The LEGO Group

 

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ELIZABETH MOODY
Sr. VP Business Development
Seven Towns

 

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JESSICA VIVOLO 
Licensing Director
Jazwares

 

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KAREN MARGOLIS
National Account Manager
Bandai America

 

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PAULA KUPFER
Senior Director, Global Partnerships
Hasbro

 

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SARA TAYLOR
General Manager, UK
Spin Master

 

 

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SHERRIE CONN
VP Sales Walmart and
Sam's North America
ZURU Toys

 

 

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SIOBHAN ELVIN
Director, Ad Sales
ViacomCBS

 

 

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TATANIA MINGUET
Director Sales, Target
Mattel

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TRINA MCFARLAND
General Manager
TinkerTini

 

 

STORYTELLER

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AZHELLE WADE
CEO
The Toy Coach

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CHRISTINA ROYSTON
Sr. Marketing Communications Designer
TOMY

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JENNI TOWNSEND
Creative Content Specialist
Moose Toys

 

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LIZ LAMB-FERRO
Director, Global Brand Marketing at Wizards of the Coast
Hasbro

 

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LIZ MAGLIONE
Senior Director, Marketing Communication - Dolls
Mattel

 

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NANA BOUWENS
Inventor/Author
Memory Print Nederland b.v.

 

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NIKI LOPEZ
Creator and Executive Producer
ViacomCBS

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RAQUEL ROCA
Corporate Communications Manager
IMC Toys

 

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STACEY KOVALSKY
Senior Director
Global Communications
USPA Global Licensing

 

 

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STEPHANIE GUO
Creative Director
Spin Master

 

 

UNSUNG HERO

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ALISON WHITAKER
Account Manager (Target)
Moose Toys

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AMY YOSLOV-LLANETA
Senior Project Manager
TOMY International

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BETH COLOSI
Inventory Optimization Manager
VTech

 

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 CATHERINE SOUZA
Senior Director, AMS Supply & Inventory Planning
The LEGO Group

 

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COCO CHAN
New Product Development Director
ZURU Toys

 

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DEBBIE HANCOCK
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Hasbro

 

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ERICA LENARD
Founder 
Joyful Consulting

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HANNAH PALFREY
Studio Manager &
Client Relations
Fuse

 

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JENNIFER PETSCHE
Sr. Content Marketing Manager
PlayMonster

 

 

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JOYCE MESCH
Interim Chair - Toy Design
Otis College of Art and Design

 

 

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MAGGIE SNOW
Senior Director &
Associate General Counsel
Mattel

 

 

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MICHELE MARTELL
Media, Tech & IP Attorney
Martell Media House

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MIMI STELLA
Director of Operations
What Do You Meme LLC

 

 

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NISSA BENJAMIN
Director of Global Events
Jazwares

 

 

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SARA GIBBER
CFO / COO
Make It Real

 

 

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SARA NEWBOLD
Senior Vice President
Business and Legal Affairs
ViacomCBS

 

 

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TONI STEVENS
SVP, Entertainment Operations
Spin Master

 

 

RISING STAR / DEAL MAKER

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BRITTANY OLIVER
Senior Commercial Lead
ZURU Toys

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MOLLY ROBBINS
VP Licensing
USPA Global Licensing, Inc

RISING STAR / DESIGNER / INVENTOR

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JOANNA PAUL
 Founder and CEO
Whatsitsface LLC

 

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LORENA MONTALVO
Product Designer
TOMY

 

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VANESSA FUNG
Senior Designer
Toys & Hardlines
Universal Brand Development

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HILARY RICHARDS
Founder & CEO
BOO BOO BALL

 

RISING STAR / LICENSEE MANUFACTURER

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JAMIE EMMICK
Director of Special Marketing
Beverly Hills Teddy Bear

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DR. LISA WILLIAMS
CEO & Founder
The World of EPI
(The Fresh Dolls)

 

RISING STAR / LICENSOR ENTERTAINMENT

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ALEX YEE
Senior Manager,
Marvel Licensing
DPEP (Disney)

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CLAIRE O'SULLIVAN
Manager
North America, Family Brands
Hasbro / eOne

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HALEY YATES
Licensing Manager
ViacomCBS

 

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TIFFANY SUZUKI
Licensing Manager
Crunchyroll

RISING STAR / MARKETING / PR

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CHEDNEY ROGERS
Vice President, Global Brands
Hasbro

 

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JENNA KAY
Director, Marketing Strategy & Digital Marketing
Moose Toys

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JENNA MARSON
Manager,
Global Marketing & Licensing
Dr. Seuss Enterprises

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JORDAN SWENSON
Marketing Communications Manager
TOMY

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MOLLY MARTIN
Associate Brand Relations Manager, PR AMS
The LEGO Group

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RACHAEL REID
Senior Media Manager
Spin Master

 

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SAKITA WITHERS
Brand Manager
PlayMonster

 

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SABRINA TARABORELLI
Senior Manager, Global Brand Marketing - MEGA
Mattel

RISING STAR / SOCIAL GOOD

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LOUISA PARAST
Regional Marketing Director- Europe & Asia Hasbro

 

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MARIA ALTAMIRANO
Programme Management Specialist
The LEGO Group

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PENNY BAUDER
CEO & Founder
Green Kid Crafts

RISING STAR / STORYTELLER

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DANIELLE BATTAGLIA
Graphic Designer
TOMY

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RUPA PAREKH
Founder and CEO
Umani Studio

RISING STAR / UNSUNG HERO

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AMANDA MARSCHALL
Training Manager
The LEGO Group

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JESSICA ANDERSON
Senior Paralegal
TOMY

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KEILANY WHYTE
Brand Manager
Jazwares

WONDER GIRL

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NICOLE LAENO
Influencer 

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CASSIE & SABRINA GLOW
Voiceover & Singing Artists
Glow Girls Kid Voiceover

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ANASTASIA RADZINSKAYA
Content Creator
Like Nastya

 

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 ALAYA HIGH
Artist (That Girl Lay Lay)
ViacomCBS

 

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LOVE, DIANA
Creator
pocket.watch