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Mattel Releases New Inspirational Barbie Dolls Just In Time For Women’s History Month

Mattel is rolling out 17 new inspirational women Barbie dolls to influence young girls to pursue their passions in any career they like, even fields that tend to be male dominated. The collection includes both historical and modern-day role models, and each doll comes with educational material about the way each woman influenced society. Learn more about 10 of these brand-new Barbie dolls featuring real, inspiring women.

Frida Kahlo, Artist

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist and activist who continues to be a symbol of strength, originality, and passion. Kahlo is a role model for other young women to follow their dreams.

Amelia Earhart, Aviation Pioneer

In 1937, Amelia Earhart broke the standards for aviation by becoming the first woman to attempt to fly around the world. Her plane vanished, but her heroic story inspires women to enter male-dominated fields.

Ashley Graham, Model And Body Activist

Ashley Graham is hailed for breaking stereotypes for being a “curvy” fashion model. Known for her body confidence, Graham uses her “real beauty” movement to celebrate “real” women’s bodies.

Patty Jenkins, Filmmaker

Patty Jenkins is a writer and filmmaker. She directed the most dynamic feminist film of 2017—Wonder Woman. The film became the third-highest grossing picture in 2017, signifying that female characters can be the star of the show.

Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician And Physicist

Katherine Johnson was an African-American pioneer in mathematics at NASA, calculating the trajectory of the first American-manned flight into space. Her story has influenced young women to excel in math and science.

Sara Gamma, Soccer Player

Sara Gamma is an Italian soccer player and is currently captain of the Italian national team. In 2008, she won the European title with the Under-19 team in France.

Bindi Irwin, Conservationist

Bindi Irwin is the daughter of the late Steve Irwin, and she is making a name for herself as a wildlife conservationist in Australia. Irwin has also dedicated her life to inspiring the next generation to make a difference.  

Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencing Champion

Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first female American-Muslim to earn an Olympic medal at the 2016 games as a fencer. She was also the first Muslim-American woman to wear a hijab while competing.

Ava Duvernay, Film Director

Ava Duvernay became the first African-American female director to receive a Golden Globe nomination and an Oscar nomination for her 2014 film, Selma. She is also the first African-American female director to produce a $100 million movie with the anticipated release of A Wrinkle in Time.

Chloe Kim, Snowboarding Champion

At 17 years old, Chloe Kim became the youngest woman to win the gold medal in snowboarding at the 2018 games. She pushes the sport of snowboarding to show girls they can reach their goals.

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