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 famed pilot 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.”
With 86% of US moms worried about the type of role models their daughters are exposed to, we are committed to shining a light on empowering female role models in an effort to inspire more girls. Join us by sharing your role models using #MoreRoleModels. #IWD2018 #HélèneDarroze #NicolaAdamsObe #ChloeKim #FridaKahlo #IbtihajMuhammad #KatherineJohnson #GabbyDouglas
Can't express how totally mind blowing and delightful it is to have your childhood favorite resemble you!! Thank you @Barbie, for this incredible honor, and for celebrating all kinds of women, everywhere. What a great way to inspire the girls of tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/X5FteJQltn— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 6, 2018