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Mattel introduces new Barbie dolls for International Women's Day

Mattel introduces new Barbie dolls for International Women's Day

She's been selected as the inspiration for one of 17 dolls made especially for International Women's Day.

Dolls in the image of Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson. These dolls come with educational information about the contributions each has made to society.

But despite the celebrations and positive role models, a study released on Wednesday by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development shows women in every country still do far more unpaid work, like childcare and chores, than men.

Mattel's Barbie, for decades a blonde white doll, began in recent years to diversify its line in order to boost sales. "That young adventurous girl later became the first female aviator to ever fly across the Atlantic Ocean". That's why Barbie is committed to shining a light on empowering female role models in an effort to inspire more girls.

Chloe Kim, Bindi Irwin, and Patty Jenkins are all part of the "Global Shero" line, which are one-of-a-kind and not now for sale.

The dolls are available on the Barbie website, and will soon be in stores nationwide.

Lisa McKnight, the senior vice president and general manager of Barbie, spoke about the decision to expand the line in a press release.

Barbie's been on the scene now for almost 60 years, and just like another mononymous female icon, she just can't help reinventing herself over and over.

Also featured in the collection for International Women's Day are Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, Winter Olympian Chloe Kim and Spanish fashion designer Vicky Martin.

Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi Irwin is also part of the line for her dedication to wildlife conservation.

"I wish we didn't need one day to recognise women, but we actually do need it so that people can see what women are achieving all around the world on a huge platform", the boxing champion told The Independent.

Mattel, a company known to connect on a personal level be it with board games involving the family members or just toys for kids to let their imagination run wild, has something special planned for this Women's Day.

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