"We were thrilled to honor the true innovators who have shined brightly over the past year and throughout their careers, and made indelible marks on the toy industry," says Ashley Mady, president of Brandberry and co-chair of the Wonder Woman Dinner. "In addition to acknowledging 10 remarkable women, we included the first ever Superman awards, Jay Foreman and Carter Keithley for their impactful contributions to WIT and mentoring of women business leaders throughout our industry."
The 2013 Wonder Woman Winners are:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Cathy Meredith, HasbroRising Star: Caitlin Gutekunst, licensing manager, the Americas, Mind CandyPR & Social Media: Jen Derevensky, president, Ren Beanie Public RelationsManufacturer: Gale Jarvis, president, Alexander DollDesigner or Inventor: Nancy Zwiers, chief funosopher, FunosophyLicensing & Entertainment: Lourdes Arocho, vice president of toys and games, Nickelodeon Consumer ProductsSocially Responsible: Jean Butler, executive director, The Toy Industry FoundationRetailer: Leila Nosrati, buyer, girls' toys, Toys ‘R’ UsMarketing or Branding: Alita Friedman, chief brand officer and principal, Pretty UglySuperman awards: Jay Foreman, The Bridge and Carter Keithley, The Toy Industry Association
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