Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) kicked off the celebration for the sold-out 15th Annual Wonder Women Awards, to be held this Sunday night at Pier Sixty, with the 2019 Wonder Woman Mentor of the Year Honoree, Pam Kaufman, president of Nickelodeon-Viacom Global Consumer Products, ringing the Opening Bell on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange this morning alongside WIT members.
Entertainment industry icon and president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy will present Kaufman with her award, which embodies the organization’s mission of advancing women in business through connections, collaboration and mentorship. In addition, WIT will welcome four-time Grammy winner Yolanda Adams for a special performance to the more than 800 guests expected to attend.
Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner will also present long-time Target veteran Gaye Dean with the Retailer of the Year Award, and four-year-old YouTube stars Mila and Emma will be presented as Wonder Girls. In addition, WIT will present a dozen other awards to leaders in toys, licensing and entertainment, and nine scholarships to students from universities around the country.