The Toy Foundation™ believes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lead to better outcomes, improved strategy, more creative thinking, and a stronger toy industry.
The DEI Pipeline Program supports the toy industry by building awareness around careers in the industry among talented, diverse college and university students and recruiting them into internship and first-hire roles with Toy Association™ members. Launched in 2022, more than 150 students have been introduced to the industry with five placement offers and two job acceptances.
For toy companies of all sizes, this program provides remote, in-person, and year-round opportunities to directly engage these exceptional individuals and help shape the future of our industry.
Students are mentored by industry experts as they examine the impact of philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and DEI within the toy industry. Watch our recent winner presentations, The Emotion Toy and Party Around the World.
A curated DEI agenda for college and university students and industry professionals to learn and connect in-person. Corporate engagement opportunities are available to host an educational workshop, recruit for open positions, and more.
Industry professionals can serve on our committee to shape the future of this important program.
Thank you to our DEI Pipeline Program partner, Jazwares!
To support the DEI Pipeline program, consider making a corporate or individual financial donation.