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Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Welcomes Five New Board Members

Women in Toys Five New Board Members

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WiT) is pleased to announce the appointment of five accomplished industry leaders to its Board of Directors. With their wealth of experience and commitment to WiT’s vision and values, these exceptional women are poised to play a pivotal role in further shaping the strategic direction and driving the mission of the organization.

The following new board members will serve a three-year term, beginning on July 1, 2023:


Deirdre Cross – General Manager, Head of Funko Games
Ehi Oviasu-Kahn – Principal, Little Art
Lisa Gilbert – President US & Canada Commercial, Hasbro, Inc.
Menal McGrath – SVP Global Licensing, Dan Dee International
Stephanie Bailey – Vice President, Global Toys, Paramount


“We’re excited to welcome these five extraordinary women to our board,” said Janice Ross, President of Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment. “Their strong and diverse set of skills, expertise and unique perspectives will enrich our board’s dynamics, and their outstanding dedication to all we do at WiT will be invaluable. We look forward to their contributions and collaboration as we navigate the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.”


The WiT board of directors collectively plays a vital role in steering the organization’s future trajectory and actively shaping its programs and initiatives. With the addition of these new board members, WiT will continue to make a transformative impact on the industry, further strengthening its position as a catalyst and change agent for the advancement of women in the toy, consumer products, licensing and entertainment industries. To learn about WiT’s Board of Directors, read more here.