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WiT Wonder Women Awards Moves to Los Angeles in 2024 on Friday, September 13th

WiT Women in Toys Wonder Awards 2024 scholarship

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WiT) is thrilled to announce that the prestigious 2024 Wonder Women Awards Gala will be hosted in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. Timed to coincide with LA Fall Toy Previews, the Wonder Women Awards celebrates the remarkable achievements of women executives, entrepreneurs, and changemakers who are propelling the toy, consumer products, licensing, and entertainment industries forward.


Themed around “The Wonder in Every Woman,” this year’s exciting celebration will bring together top industry executives from manufacturers, entertainment studios, retailers, media outlets, and the world’s most iconic brand owners. Together, WiT will honor the brilliant women whose innovation and leadership ignite and uplift our industry.


The location for the Wonder Women Awards Gala will be announced soon and ticket sales will open shortly.


Nominations for the 2024 Wonder Women Awards are open now through Friday, April 19, 2024. In addition to the traditional individual award categories, WiT is excited to introduce new team awards, recognizing the collaborative efforts that drive success in our dynamic industry.


2024 Award Categories:


● Advocate for Change (Individual)

● Brand Excellence (Team)

● Brand Franchise (Individual or Team)

● Commercial Sales (Team)

● Designer/Inventor – Corporate (Individual)

● Designer/Inventor – Independent or Entrepreneur (Individual)

● Digital Storyteller (Individual)

● Inbound Licensing (Individual)

● Licensing Agent/Agency (Individual or Team)

● Marketing (Individual)

● Mentor of the Year (Individual)

● PR Excellence – Corporate (Individual)

● PR Excellence – Small Business or Entrepreneur (Individual or Team)

● Rising Leader <500 Employees (Individual)

● Rising Leader >500 Employees (Individual)

● Small Business Owner of the Year (Individual)

● Sustainability Excellence (Individual)

● Unsung Hero (Individual)


Join in Los Angeles as WiT shines a light on the extraordinary women who are building the future of toys, consumer products, licensing, and entertainment. Step into the spotlight and witness women’s leadership shine as we all toast the movers and shakers, tastemakers and power players of our industry.


Proceeds from the Gala will benefit The WiT Foundation Scholarship Program, and fund vitally important programming that delivers on the WiT mission of advancing and advocating for women.


WiT deeply appreciates its generous sponsors, including Amazon, Mattel, Hasbro, Paramount, Bandai Namco, Disney, Jazwares, LEGO, Ravensburger, Spin Master, Jazwares, Just Play, NBCUniversal, TOMY, and the many sponsors who support the organization year-round.


General Nomination Guidelines:

● Anyone may submit a nominee for a Wonder Woman Award.

● Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged.

● For companies nominating employees, please limit your nominations to one nominee per category.

● Nominator has consent on behalf of the nominee to submit the nomination.

● Submissions must be received by April 19, 2024 to be eligible.

For additional information and to nominate a WiT Wonder Woman, please click here. For questions, please email