As part of a new series that pays tribute to iconic heroines, Barbie has launched two new characters to the Inspiring Women series, including civil rights pioneer Rosa Parkas and America's first female astronaut, Sally Ride. The two new additions are designed in the famed women's likeness, each wearing iconic clothing from the time.
The Inspiring Women collection originally debuted on International Women's Day last year and included legendary female figures such as NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, aviator Amelia Earhart, and artist Frida Kahlo. “As a brand that is dedicated to inspiring the limitless potential in every girl, Barbie is shining a spotlight on role models, historical and modern, to show them they can be anything,” said Lisa McKnight, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Barbie.
The addition of Rosa Parks and Sally Ride to the Inspiring Women series will allow more girls to release and strive for their potential.
Barbie Debuted Two New Iconic Women as Part of Its Inspiring Women Series
1. Inspiring Women Series - Barbie's Inspiring Women series continues to grow, offering opportunities for highlighting diverse and important female icons.
2. Iconic Clothing - Barbie's use of iconic clothing from the time adds a touch of historical accuracy to the dolls, creating an opportunity for nostalgia-based branding.
3. Limitless Potential - Barbie's dedication to inspiring girls to reach their potential can lead to the innovative development of new products that foster self-confidence and ambition.
1. Toy Industry - With the continued growth of the Inspiring Women series, there is an opportunity for the toy industry to challenge traditional gender roles and foster a more diverse and inclusive market.
2. Fashion Industry - By incorporating iconic clothing from historical female figures, Barbie can collaborate with the fashion industry to create nostalgic clothing lines that inspire new trends.
3. Education Industry - Barbie's dedication to inspiring girls to reach their potential can lead to partnerships with the education industry to develop new programs that encourage self-confidence and female leadership.