Barbie: New collection honors seven career women
New collection honors seven career women
Mattel honors seven female leaders with a Barbie doll, including German marine biologist Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius.
The most famous doll in the world is now supposed to make girls interested in science. Honors on the occasion of International Women’s Day Barbie-Manufacturer Mattel seven top career women with their own doll. Among them is the German marine biologist Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius (56).
still be Women underrepresented in the so-called MINT professions (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, technology), the company explains. Their share in Germany would only be around 15.5 percent. “That’s why Barbie has made it her mission to give girls role models – in the truest sense of the word.”
Barbies are meant to reflect the diversity of professions
The dolls are modeled after seven women from around the world who have made careers in the STEM fields. Next to Boetius These are Google special adviser Susan Wojcicki (54), her two sisters, 23andME CEO Anne Wojcicki (49) and pediatrics professor Janet Wojcicki (53), also electrical engineer Kat Echazarreta (27), space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock (54) and Science educator Li Yinuo (44).
“I feel honored to be a Barbie role model for polar and marine research and to get children excited about these areas,” says Antje Boetius. “Barbies should reflect the diversity of different professions.”