Two Toy Association Staff Members Nominated for WIT Wonder Women Awards

January 8, 2019 | Two Toy Association staff members have been nominated for this year’s Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment (WIT) Wonder Women Awards.

The annual Wonder Women Awards celebrates industry leaders for their outstanding contributions in toys, licensing, and entertainment in eight categories. Award categories include: Creator/Inventor, Licensing, Manufacturing, Marketing/PR, Rising Star/Corporate, Rising Star/Independent, Sales, and Social Responsibility.

The Toy Association’s Marian Bossard, executive vice president of global market events, has been nominated for the award in the Sales category; Adrienne Appell, senior director of strategic communications, has been nominated for the award in the Marketing/PR category. Bossard and Appell are among 60 nominees for this year’s Wonder Women Awards.

“Both Marian and Adrienne – two longtime Toy Association staff members – are the embodiment of dedication, passion, and relentless commitment to the industry through the impactful work they have done on behalf of both our members and the entire toy community. Each of these talented women exemplifies everything that the Wonder Women Awards represent,” said Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of The Toy Association. “We wholeheartedly support these nominations and wish them the best of luck!”

Voting is open to all WIT members through Friday, January 11. Winners will be recognized during the 15th Annual Wonder Women Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, February 17 at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Industry professionals can purchase tickets online for the gala. The Toy Association is a proud sponsor of Women in Toys.

The Wonder Women Awards Gala is just one of several special events taking place in conjunction with the 116th North American International Toy Fair (February 16 to 19). Visit to learn about additional events taking place during Toy Fair week.