Barbie Unveils New Dolls Based on Historical & Inspiring Women

Ameila Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Chloe Kim

March 7, 2018
Barbie, Mattel

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Barbie​ is releasing 17 new dolls honoring "historical and modern-day role models from around the world" in honor of International Women's Day this Thursday. The new dolls include Amelia Earhart, renowned artist Frida Kahlo, Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, conservationist Bindi Irwin, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. "These women come from diverse backgrounds and fields and are breaking boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls,” Mattel said in a statement. “With 81 percent of moms globally worried about the type of role models their daughters are exposed to, Barbie is igniting a conversation around the importance of positive role models.” The dolls will hit stores nationwide soon but are currently for pre-sale now on the Barbie website.