New Barbies for International Women’s Day include Patty Jenkins, Bindi Irwin

It’s International Women’s Day, and Mattel is honoring a group of 14 modern-day role models by debuting one-of-a-kind dolls made in their likenesses:

Barbie Global Role Models include: Vicky Martin Berrocal, Xiaotong Guan, Bindi Irwin, Sara Gama, Chloe Kim, Martyna Wojciechowska, Nicola Adams OBE, Yuan Yuan Tan, Patty Jenkins, Hélène Darroze, Hui Ruoqi, and Leyla Piedayesh (PRNewsfoto/Mattel)



Mattel also introduced the Inspiring Women doll line with three new dolls now available for pre-order. The first dolls in the series are in the likenesses of Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart, and Katherine Johnson. According to the press release, “these historical dolls come with educational information about the contributions each woman made to society and their respective fields.”

  • Amelia Earhart – “First female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, courageously challenging the conventions of the times by breaking and setting aviation records”
  • Frida Kahlo – “Artist who gained recognition for her unique style and perspective, and became a celebrated artist, activist and symbol of strength”
  • Katherine Johnson –  “Pioneer in mathematics who broke through barriers of race and gender, and joined a pool of women hired by NASA to work as ‘human computers’ to calculate the trajectory of the first American-manned flight into space”