Inspiring Women

Mattel’s New Series of Barbies Honors Inspiring Women in History

Kids will soon be able to learn and play with some of the most influential women in history.  Today, Mattel announced a new series of Barbies called “Inspiring Women.”   The first figures in the series are Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Katherine Johnson.  All three women made history in different industries: Earhart was the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean; Mexican artist Kahlo was known for her unique painting style and feminist activism; and Johnson, who was highlighted in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” broke boundaries for black women in mathematics and calculated dozens of trajectories for NASA, including the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon.  (more…)