Women in Toys to Honor Kaufman, Dean

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment will honor Pam Kaufman, president, global consumer products, Viacom/Nickelodeon and Gaye Dean, marketing director, licensing, Target, at the 15th Annual Wonder Women Awards.

Pam Kaufman will be awarded the 2019 Wonder Women Mentorship Award. She oversees the global consumer product business across Viacom Media Networks and Paramount Pictures and is credited with launching many iconic Nickelodeon properties. Kaufman has made a commitment to empowering others throughout her career. 

“Pam is not only an inspiration, she’s a movement unto herself! Not only does she drive Viacom’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, but her passion for developing the next generation of leaders is infectious,” says Jen Caveza, senior vice president, toys, consumer products, Viacom Nickelodeon and co-chair, Wonder Women. “She has created a culture and environment where team members feel empowered, respected and constantly learning.” 

Gaye Dean will receive the Wonder Women in Retailing award. She is a 30-year Target veteran and has served in a variety of roles across the company. Dean spearheads the company's marketing strategy development and execution of select licensed merchandise programs across all key categories. 

“Gaye Dean has an extraordinary creative vision, strategic approach and collaborative spirit that bring brands to life at Target for millions of customers who experience the immersive programs she executes hand-and-hand with our industry,” says Janice Ross, managing partner, Brand Fresh Licensing and co-chair, Wonder Women.

The 15th Annual Wonder Women Awards honors high-ranking female executives, entrepreneurs and changemakers for their impact on the toy licensing and entertainment communities. The 15th Annual Wonder Woman Awards is set to take place Feb. 17 at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The event will coincide with New York International Fall Toy Fair. Tickets for the event are available here. 

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