Dr. Lisa Williams: The Fresh (Dolls) Interview & Her Incredible Journey from Academia to Walmart

Chris and Richard speak with Dr. Lisa Williams, founder of The Fresh Dolls. Hear the amazing story of this trailblazing professor, researcher and passionate toy designer and how she created her successful line of African American and multi-cultural dolls. Dr. Williams is insightful and inspiring as she talks about the need for authentic ethnic dolls, the opportunity for toy makers, and the importance of understanding diversity as an integral element of success in today’s culture and marketplace. Listen in, and we’re sure you’ll be as delighted as we were.

In The Endcap, Richard and Chris talk about Q2 numbers for Hasbro and Mattel, conditions that will influence the second half and Disney’s release of Mulan direct to streaming. (41 minutes)

The Playground Podcast is sponsored by Global Toy Experts, The Toy Guy and KidStuff Public Relations.

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