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eOne's Grasso Takes Home WIT Award

The 12th Annual Wonder Women Awards Gala honored industry leaders in toys, licensing and entertainment last Sunday evening at a special event during New York Toy Fair.

April 6, 2018

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The 12th Annual Wonder Women Awards Gala honored industry leaders in toys, licensing and entertainment last Sunday evening at a special event during New York Toy Fair.

Joan Grasso, vice president of licensing for North America at Entertainment One took home the award in the licensing and entertainment category.

Twelve other winners from more than 50 nominees from around the world were also honored including:

  • Game Changer Award–Mattel for the evolution of the Barbie brand

  • Retailer–Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president, toys, Walmart

  • Designer/Inventor–Jacqui Tobias, director and head, girls' product development, Moose Toys

  • Manufacturer–Cat Demas, vice president and global business head, preschool girls, Spin Master

  • Rising Star–Laura Guilbault, director, product and marketing strategy, Disney Princess and Frozen, Hasbro

  • Public Relations–Tara Tucker, vice president, global marketing communications, Spin Master

  • Marketing–Kimberly Willis Boyd, vice president, U.S. marketing, gaming and partner brands, Hasbro

  • Social Responsibility–Joan Lawrence, senior vice president, stands and regulatory affairs, Toy Industry Association

  • Social Influencer–Melissa and Gracie Hunter, “Mommy & Gracie Show”/Family Video Network

  • Founders Award–Anne Pitrone and Susan Matsumoto, creators, Women in Toys

  • Wonder Girl Award–Sydney and Toni Loew, creators, Poketti pocket plush

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