Norma Rosenhain and Nancy Zwiers will be honored at the Wonder Women Awards Gala, Feb. 18.
The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates an industry thought leader who personifies innovative and visionary leadership, as well as someone who has made significant contributions to toys, licensing or entertainment. This year’s recipient, Rosenhain, is the founder, owner and chief executive officer of the Creata Group of companies–including Creata, a consumer marketing and promotional company; Centa IP, a global licensing agency; Ultimate Source, a global toy company; and Build-A-Bear Austrlia & Singapore.
Meanwhile, the Elise Lachowyn Mentorship Award was established to recognize outstanding industry mentors for the impact they have had on the professional development and career advancement for those they mentor. This year’s honoree, Zwiers, is the executive vice president and global chief marketing
The Wonder Women Gala will also spotlight the Toys ‘R’ Us President of Play, 11-year-old Ariana Gentry, with a Wonder Girl Award for her toy expertise and organic passion for play. The WIT Foundation Scholarship program will also present seven scholarships to student recipients at related toy, engineering and licensing industry-focused programs at universities around the world.
“We are pleased to honor and shine a bright light on this year’s accomplished honorees, finalists, and award winners,” says Genna Rosenberg, co-chair, Wonder Women Awards, and chief executive officer, GennComm. “These dedicated leaders in business have curated remarkable achievements and made impactful contributions in myriad ways–both through their work product, as well as by demonstrating a commitment to paying it forward to inspire those around them.”
The 14th annual Wonder Women Gala will take place on Sunday, February 18, 2018, and will celebrate finalists in categories such as creator/innovator, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, public relations, retailer, sales and rising star.
Be sure to check out the December issue of
this Thursday for the inaugural Influentials report, which recognizes several WIT nominees within its Game Changers segment.
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