Hasbro Announces Women Innovators of Play Event

Celebration will connect and recognize women innovators around the globe with a virtual event open to a worldwide audience on Sept. 12.

Hasbro, Inc., a leading toy and game company, today announced the Hasbro Women Innovators of Play event, held virtually on September 12 between 10 am – 12:30 pm ET. A special key announcement will also be shared during the day’s program.

The event will be centered on women’s leadership, innovation, and women-led creativity. Participants will learn about the process of pitching a new toy or game and the journey through the Hasbro pipeline from concept to creation. Attendees can expect a dynamic program that includes discussions with actor, director, and entrepreneur, Aisha Tyler; board game designer Elizabeth Hargrave; Head of Toy at Hasbro, Kim Boyd; and President of Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro Gaming, Cynthia Williams.

“Women inventors have played a vital role throughout history – and at Hasbro, we are dedicated to connecting and collaborating with innovative women with revolutionary ideas,” said Kim Boyd, Head of Toy at Hasbro. “In our 100 years in business, Hasbro has consistently supported women trailblazers, including the inventors of Guess Who (Ora Coster) and Candy Land (Eleanor Abbott) and we’re proud to highlight women leaders across the world about the toy industry and beyond.”

Join Hasbro in this unprecedented opportunity to connect with and learn from women innovators.

  • Register for the event, which is held free and open to anyone over 18 years old, here.
  • See the list of speakers here.

Barry White

Barry White is a longtime Magic: The Gathering player, having started in 1994 shortly before the release of 'Fallen Empires.' After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, he went on to a 15-year journalism career as a writer, reporter, and videographer for three different ABC affiliate newsrooms.