WIT Announces 2023 Wonder Women Awards Finalists

Winners will be announced at the Wonder Women Awards Gala October 1, in NYC.

License Global

July 27, 2023

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All of the Women in Toys Wonder Woman finalists.
All of the Women in Toys Wonder Woman finalists. Women in Toys

The 2023 Wonder Women Award Finalists are: 


Brand Franchise 

  • Anna Songco Adamian, Crunchyroll 

  • Anne Marie Horne, Hasbro 

  • Christine Tran, Amazon 

  • Jamie Sikorski, Jazwares 

  • Melissa Liu, Spin Master 

  • Melissa Rodriguez, Universal Products & Experiences 

  • Meredith Norrie, Mattel 


Commercial Sales 

  • Alexis Hoopes, Mattel 

  • Allyson Kalvonjian, Paramount 

  • Angela Filippone, Just Play 

  • Chelsea Stevens, ZURU 

  • Jessica Wichard, Jazwares 

  • Joy Booth, Spin Master 

  • Julie Thompson, LEGO Systems 

  • Kristen Shackleford, Amazon 

  • Mary Wood, TOMY International 

  • Refugio Lando, Hasbro 


Creative Genius 

  • Carly McGinnis, Exploding Kittens 

  • Jamie Emmick, Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company 

  • Joanna Delany, Mattel 

  • Julie Doverspike, Goliath Group 

  • Kristen Beam, LEGO Systems 

  • Lauren Killian, Jazwares 

  • Marlyn Palmer, Spin Master 

  • Melissa (Mel) Hershey, Hasbro 

  • Rainey Perez, Amazon 

  • Ruth Balbach, Universal Products & Experiences 


Designer/Inventor - Corporate 

  • Allie Jennings, Hasbro 

  • Doreen Fazio, LEGO Systems 

  • Kana Claussen, Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company 

  • Natasha McGrath, Mattel 

  • Liv DeLuca, TOMY International 

  • Sunny Cho, Jazwares 

  • Vanessa Wilson, Spin Master 

  • Wendi Wing, Moose Toys 


Designer/Inventor - Independent 

  • April Mitchell, 4A’s Creations 

  • Britney Crowell, CurlCap 

  • Elenor Mak, Jilly Bing 

  • Lauren Cecchi, Signables 

  • Marina Khidekel, Hugimals World 

  • Melody Hsieh-Hornstra, Mobo Cruisers, ASA Products 

  • Sheila Gray, Sheila Gray Collection 


Digital Storytelling 

  • Alexandra Kavalova, Spin Master 

  • Allie Walker, SuperAwesome 

  • Amy Kelly, LEGO Systems 

  • Kat Marr, ZURU 

  • Leah Ringelstein, Zigazoo 

  • Sara DeWitt, PBS Kids 

  • Sarah Braun, Amazon 

  • Shanae Gill, Hasbro 


Inbound Licensing 

  • Cat Caterisano, Goliath Group 

  • Judy Huang, Mattel 

  • Margaret Abroms, Spin Master 

  • Molly Robbins, USPA Global Licensing 

  • Surina Modha, Universal Products & Experiences 

  • Tanya Thompson, Hasbro 



  • Amanda Moldovan, Mattel 

  • Francesca Sonand, ZURU 

  • Grace Ng, Moose Toys 

  • Jessica Kalichman, WowWee 

  • Jonelle Brown, Paramount 

  • Julie Gwaltney, TOMY International 

  • Kelly Searfoss, Jazwares 

  • Lauren Haxell, Hasbro 

  • Stephanie Guo, Spin Master 

  • Taylor Beach, Amazon 


Public Relations 

  • Amarilis Whitty, Mattel 

  • Caleigh Anthony, Spin Master 

  • Claudia Vine, Moose Toys 

  • Kassandra O’Brien, ChizSix Marketing & Media 

  • Lauren Purnell, Universal Products & Experiences 

  • Libby Shearer, ZURU 

  • Molly Lindemann-Paolillo, TOMY International 

  • Molly Martin, The LEGO Group 


Rising Leader (>500 Employees) 

  • Adeline Trento, Toys”R”Us at Macy’s 

  • Alysha Curtis, Moose Toys 

  • Angela Beck, Mattel 

  • Elizabeth McFarlane, Paramount 

  • Irene Li, ZURU 

  • Lorena Montalvo, TOMY International 

  • Madeline Boushie, LEGO Systems. 

  • Meredith Brooks, Hasbro, Inc. 

  • Rakhee Ghelani, Universal Products & Experiences 

  • Reilly Bailey, Learning Express Toys 

  • Sasha Bash, Amazon 

  • Shabnam Elmi, Minecraft (Microsoft) 

  • Vanessa Raponi, Spin Master 


Rising Leader (<500 Employees) 

  • Akruti Babaria, Kulture Khazana 

  • Amy Bastuga, Radio Flyer 

  • Anna Griese, Toysmith 

  • Carolina Acosta, Tragos Games 

  • Devanshi Kejriwal, Skillmatics 

  • Kelly Kirk-Xu, Money Masters (Walter the Vault) 

  • Kim Chang, Just Play 

  • Lana West, Schleich USA 

  • Laurie Lane, Create A Castle 

  • Shail Mehta, The Last Gameboard 

  • Tysha Brown, Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company 


Social Impact - Corporate 

  • Crystal Miller, Mattel 

  • Deb Silver, Jazwares 

  • Emilia Hogan, TOMY International 

  • Fiona Hardie, Amazon 

  • Kara Hong, ZURU 

  • Kate O’Loughlin, SuperAwesome 

  • Nicole McGinn, Spin Master 

  • Pamela Krominga, Target 

  • Shelly Mazzanoble, Hasbro 

  • Victoria Gomez, LEGO Systems 


Social Impact - Independent 

  • April Showers, Afro Unicorn 

  • Helen Townsend, Sustained Fun 

  • Kirsten Field, Kid Crafts 

  • Kusuma Reddy, Culturorama Toys 

  • Paige McInnis, Little Change Creators 

  • Dr. Zabina Bhasin, In KidZ 

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