Oct 9, 2016
Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) announced that nominations are now open for the thirteenth Annual Wonder Women Awards. WIT also announced new nominations guidelines, criteria, voting process, timelines, and elimination of the entry fee to nominate.
The new Gala theme for this year will be WIT Changemakers: Playing it Forward, and will honor female executives who create a positive impact by giving back, passing on the lessons they’ve learned, and paving the way for future leaders. Award winners will be announced at the annual Gala on Sunday, Feb. 19 in New York City during the New York International Toy Fair. Tickets are now available for purchase here
WIT eliminated the entry fee for nominations and established an earlier timeline for finalists to be announced before the Gala. WIT will open voting to all its members, as well as board members, advisory board members, and industry influencers.
The 2017 Wonder Women Award Categories include: Changemakers in Manufacturing; Changemakers in Marketing; Changemakers in Licensing; Changemakers in Entertainment; and Changemakers of Tomorrow (Rising Star)
Nominations must include an essay of up to 400 words describing the nominee’s achievements, up to five major accomplishments of the nominee in short bullet-list form, and optional supporting files and links to provide more background.
The new 2017 Wonder Women Awards nomination process timeline is as follows:
- 3, 2016: Nominations Open
- 1, 2016: Nominations Close
- 21, 2016: Final Nominees Announced; Voting Begins
- 19, 2016: Voting Closes
- 1, 2017: Award Finalists Announced