Women in Toys Announces the Appointment of Nine Board Members

The global nonprofit has appointed multiple board members.
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May 18, 2022

The nine new board members for WiT.
The nine new board members for WiT.Women in Toys

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WiT), a global nonprofit organization for the advancement of women, announced the election of nine members to its board of directors.  

  • Anne Carrihill, director and general manager, category leader toys and games,


    • Tara Deakin, executive vice president and chief people officer,

      Spin Maste


      • Julie Gwaltney, senior director,

        TOMY International

        • Karen Kilpatrick (re-elected), president, Kayppin Media

          • Leila Nosrati, licensing and retail development consultant, Master Toy Advisors

            • Christina Sklavenitis, founder, Christina Sklavenitis Consulting

              • Natasha Tous, senior director, brand and product marketing,


                Electronics North America

                • Lisa Whitaker, co-chief executive officer, Kidfinity

                  • Kiara Williams, founder, LikeU

                    “We warmly welcome these nine brilliant women, whose collective and diverse expertise and insights will bring critical leadership, knowledge and skills to our board,” says Janice Ross, president, Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment. “I look forward to their contributions as we work together to continue making a powerful impact both in our community and our industry. On behalf of the board, I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who have concluded their service as value board members – Bernadette Boyle, Genna Rosenberg, Jessica Gavin, Laurie Schacht, Lourdes Arocho, Mellany Masterson and Michele Martell.” 

                    All WiT Board Members can be found on the

                    WiT website



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