Julie Kerwin, Chief Elemental Officer of New York City-based toy startup IAmElemental, received a 2017 Wonder Woman Award in the Rising Star category from Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT). The award was presented at the organization's 13th annual Wonder Women Awards Gala, held during the 2017 North American International Toy Fair.
The Wonder Women Awards recognize and honor female executives who are creating positive change by giving back, passing on the lessons they've learned, and paving the way for future leaders. Kerwin founded IAmElemental in 2013, creating the first female action figures designed specifically for children. The company's groundbreaking products were also honored by the Toy Industry Association as 2017 Toy of the Year finalists in the Action Figure of the Year and Rookie of the Year categories.
"We are really not a toy company," said Kerwin in her acceptance speech. "We're a mission-based company. We've embedded a secret message in our toys: you are a superhero, and all the superpowers you could ever want or need are already inside of you. And shared, everyone's powers grow stronger."IAmElemental's Series 1/Courage and Series 2/Wisdom female action figures are now available online and in retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.IAmElemental.com/retailers, call (800) 274-8282, or visit Booth #5207 at the 2017 North American International Toy Fair.