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Barbie Created 17 New Dolls Based on Powerful and Inspiring Women

5. Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician and Physicist

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Ms. Johnson’s calculations of orbital mechanics were crucial in the success of the first U.S manned spaceflights.

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6. Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker

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This wonder woman was the first black woman to win the directing award at Sundance Film Festival and also the first black female director to win a Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.

7. Helene Darroze, Renowner Chef

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Helene has gathered two Michellin stars and is the owner of three restaurants, in London, Paris and Moscow.

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8. Ashley Graham, Model and Activist

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The point in Barbie’s initiative isn’t to create a limited number of such dolls just for Women’s Day, but to insert them formally in the market. Also, the company should start creating fuller figures and not make everyone look like they suffer from anorexia nervosa.

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