Barbie Created 17 New Dolls Based on Powerful and Inspiring Women


Barbie recently made a survey asking mothers about their famous dolls and 86% of the mothers said that they were skeptical about buying one for their daughter, since they were worried about the type of role models that they would be exposed to. That’s why the company decided to create 17 new dolls, each dedicated to a talented and special woman who inspired the world and left a rich legacy for all humanity. On a similar note, the company recently launched a gender neutral doll collection ‘Free Of Labels’ to promote inclusivity.

1. Frida Kahlo, Artist

2. Amelia Earhart

The aviation pioneer who got lost with her airplane on her first flight.

3. Martyna Wojciechowska, Journalist

Martyna completed the Seven Summits in 2010, after managing to climb the seven tallest mountains on earth, a journey that she started back in 2002.

4. Patty Jenkins, Filmmaker

The famed director of Wonder Woman who made her big ‘bang’ in 2017.

5. Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician and Physicist

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

6. Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker

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, Renowned Chef

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

8. Ashley Graham, Model and Activist

9. Yuan Yuan Tan, Prima Ballerina

10. Sara Gama, Soccer Player

11. Leyla Piedayesh, Designer and Entrepreneur

12. Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencing Champion

13. Bindi Irwin, Conservationist

14. Xiaotong Guan, Actress And Philanthropist

15. Chloe Kim, Snowboarding Champion

16. Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics Champion

17. Nicola Adams Obe, Boxing Champion

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. It’s important for little girls to be inspired by real women, with real life achievments that go beyond having a certain appearence.