Women in Toys honored its 2014 Wonder Women at its annual Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Awards dinner Tuesday with executives from Mattel, Hasbro, Rovio and other top companies taking home prizes.
Rovio Entertainment’s Naz Cuevas and Hasbro’s Donna Tobin both received the Licensing and Entertainment award, while Target’s Christina Jansa was honored in the Retailer category and Fisher-Price’s Susie Lecker took top honors in Marketing.
Rita Raiffe, design director at Gund was given the Lifetime Achievement award and newcomer Goldie Blox’s Debra Sterling was named this year’s Rising Star.
“It was an incredible evening, with more than 400 attendees from more than 150 companies, and the energy in the room was amazing," says Ashley Mady, president, Brandberry, and incoming Women in Toys president. "Our 2014 honorees are truly exceptional, passionate women leaders, and WIT is proud to put them up on a pedestal and celebrate their achievements for the outstanding work they do in our industry.”