Barbie Unveils 17 New Dolls Based On Inspiring Women

After surveying 8.000 mothers, Barbie has found out that 86% of them are worried about what kind of role models their daughters are exposed to. So, they decided to release 17 new dolls that are based on inspiring and famous women all around the world.

Barbie dolls have long inspired young girls with their beauty and fashion sense.

“Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real-life role models to remind them that they can be anything,” senior vice president and general manager of Barbie, Lisa McKnight, said in a news release. A spokeswoman for Mattel has also confirmed that the lineup is set to grow with the release of new dolls.

Every doll comes with information that reveals how each woman has shaped our society. These dolls are based on various role models from different time periods, for example, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean Amelia Earhart and the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Check out these inspiring dolls yourself!

After surveying 8,000 mothers, Barbie found out that 86% of them are worried about what kind of role models their daughters are exposed to

In response, Barbie has decided to release 17 new dolls in honor of empowering women from both the past and present

Frida Kahlo, Artist

Amelia Earhart, Aviation Pioneer

Martyna Wojciechowska, Journalist

Hélène Darroze, World-Renowned Chef

Ashley Graham, Model And Body Activist

Patty Jenkins, Filmmaker

Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician And Physicist

Yuan Yuan Tan, Prima Ballerina

Sara Gama, Soccer Player

Leyla Piedayesh, Designer and Entrepreneur

Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencing Champion

Bindi Irwin, Conservationist

Xiaotong Guan, Actress And Philanthropist


Chloe Kim, Snowboarding Champion

Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics Champion

Ava Duvernay, Film Director

Hui Ruoqi, Volleyball Champion

Nicola Adams Obe, Boxing Champion

Some people praised the new dolls

While others thought they shouldn’t exist in the first place


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