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April 6, 2018
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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