WIT Webinar - Empowerment Day 101

05/16/2019 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM ET


  • Free


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Join the Webinar and Get Ready for WIT Empowerment Day!

Save the Date WIT Empowerment Day Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Each year, Empowerment Day helps hundreds of entrepreneurs take their product, concept, and business to the next level. Register now for this informative, interactive webinar and find out why you should attend, what to expect, and how to prepare for the day.

Learn how to craft the best product pitch, get critical insider tips on pitching Walmart buyers and toy companies, and hear how to get the most from your mentor sessions.

This is your essential guide for WIT Empowerment Day, hosted by Empowerment Co-Chairs, Deb de Sherbinin and Nancy Zwiers.

Not available to join the live webinar? Register anyway and the recorded version will be made available to you within 24 hours.


DATE: Thursday, May 16, 2019

TIME: 12:00 1:00 PM EST



Once you register, your WIT membership will be verified and you will receive an email with the webinar link and instructions to join. 


Deb de Sherbinin – President, Perk Consulting

Deb de Sherbinin, the founder and principal of Perk Consulting, has deep experience in product innovation, brand development and marketing. Throughout her career she has thrived on the challenges of ‘getting it right’ with product concepts, brand development, marketing strategy and product launches. She founded Perk Consulting as an expansion of her marketing and product consultancy KidSmart which focuses exclusively on the children’s space. Deb brings more than twenty-five years experience building world-class brands and growing startups to a wider array of lifestyle, entertainment and mission-based brands.

Deb’s clients have included well-known large toy companies as well as growing companies seeking to get to the next level with new product and marketing strategies. She has contributed her expertise to the missions of many organizations including Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment (WIT) where she serves as secretary and Empowerment Initiatives co-chair. She is a board advisor to women-owned companies Guard Up and Lesson Face.  Deb is a mentor for startup accelerator, Mass Challenge.  She received her BA from Boston University and her MBA from Boston College Carroll Graduate School of Management.


Nancy Zwiers – Founder & CEO, Funosophy

A classically trained brand-builder at Procter & Gamble, Zwiers joined the toy industry in 1990 with Mattel, where she held a number of progressively senior positions. Nancy takes child’s play seriously. As founder and CEO of the consulting firm Funosophy Inc., Zwiers spent the past 16 years helping over 200 clients—from industry leaders to start-ups in toys, youth entertainment and interactive games—build and expand their brands. Zwiers has been a strategic thought-partner and facilitator for many industry executives and has helped in strategy development for many successful franchises. She has conducted extensive research on kids and play and has led multiple invention teams to licensing success.





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