Barbie Releases New Line of ‘Role Model Barbies’

Yaaassss Barbie! That’s how you do it!

Just in time for Women’s History Month, Barbie announced a new line ‘Role Model Barbies’.

“Barbie is committed to shining a light on empowering role models past and present in an effort to inspire more girls,”the company posted on their website.

“As a brand that inspires the limitless potential in girls, Barbie will be honoring its largest lineup of role models timed to International Women’s Day, because we know that you can’t be what you can’t see,” said Barbie senior vice president and general manager Lisa McKnight.

The women featured in the collection include snowboarding champion Chloe Kim, the youngest woman to win a gold medal in snowboarding at the 2018 winter games; Nicola Adams, two-time gold medalist and Great Britain’s most successful female boxer of all time; Çağla Kubat, a champion windsurfer and member of the Fenerbahçe sailing and windsurfing team who founded her own windsurfing school for young surfers; Wonder Woman filmmaker Patty Jenkins, the first woman in history to helm a film with a budget in excess of 100 million dollars; wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin; Leyla Piedayesh, an Iranian immigrant and founder of fashion label lala Berlin; world-renowned French chef Hélène Darroze; Chinese volleyball champion Hui Ruoqi; Lorena Ochoa, a professional golfer and entrepreneur in Mexico; Polish journalist Martyna Wojciechowska; Sara Gama, captain of Juventus and the Italian national soccer team; Chinese actress and philanthropist Xiaotong Guan; Yuan Tan, Prima ballerina and principal dancer at the San Francisco Ballet; and Vicky Martin Berrocal, an entrepreneur and fashion designer in Spain.

Barbie is also launching the Inspiring Women doll series, which is initially launching with three dolls and will continue to grow. Currently the line includes Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson.

 

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