Barbie dolls highlight role models of past, present

09 March, 2018, 09:50 | Author: Homer Porter
  • Barbie Inspiring Women Doll series with Amelia Earhart Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson. The dolls are being released leading up to International Women’s Day

The French chef, who got her start working at Alain Ducasse's Le Louis XV restaurant in Monaco, was touched by the honor.

This is wildlife warrior Bindi Irwin like you've never seen her before.as a Barbie doll.

Adams said she was "excited and honoured" to be the first ever boxer Barbie.

The Mattel owned Barbie released 17 new dolls representing both historical and modern global role models to help celebrate International Women's Day.

Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie, did not say whether all the dolls would be available in stores.

Other women who are having dolls in their likeness include USA snowboarder Chloe Kim, Australian conservationist Bindi Irwin, the French chef Helene Darroze and the Chinese actress and philanthropist Guan Xiaotong. She epitomizes not only the messages of the Inspiring Women and Sheroes Barbie doll lines but that of Barbie herself.

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As part of Women's History Month, International Women's Day aims to spread awareness about the accomplishments of women, while striving towards inclusivity and greater representation.

Pilot Amelia Earhart, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and American Olympian Chloe Kim are among others who have been given the Barbie treatment. Previous honorees in Barbie's "Shero" program include Misty Copeland, Ava DuVernay and Ashley Graham.

This is the year of the woman and on International Women's Day March 8, a new, diverse series of Barbie dolls targeted at girls everywhere will roll out. With more and more mothers anxious about the type of role models that the popular culture throws up for their daughter, Mattel is taking this step of creating 17 new dolls to honour real-life women achievers and role models through its one-of-a-kind commemorative Barbies under their Shero programme.

In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, we are committed to shining a light on empowering female role models past and present in an effort to inspire more girls.

Beyond honouring Bindi, Barbie also reveals six one-of-a-kind dolls inspiring girls to believe they can be anything by basing the range of dolls on careers that have never before been occupied by a woman in Australia.

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