Barbie celebrates International Women's Day

Barbie honours boxing champion Nicola Adams OBE for International Women's Day

Barbies of Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Katherine Johnson will soon be up for grabs.

Little Miss Inventor, a female engineer who sports a spanner and pencils in her hair, aims to provide a positive role model and challenge stereotypes about STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - where women are often underrepresented.

The French chef, who got her start working at Alain Ducasse's Le Louis XV restaurant in Monaco, was touched by the honor.

As part of the #MoreRoleModels campaign, Barbie also shared a video on YouTube which features some of the women with their dolls.

She went on to add, "I hope my doll inspires young girls to believe that they can break boundaries in whatever they choose to do".

Barbie senior vice president Lisa McKnight said: " Barbie will be honouring its largest line-up of role models timed to International Women's Day, because we know that you can't be what you can't see.

Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie, did not say whether all the dolls would be available in stores.

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For his part, Le Drian hailed Iran's commitment to the JCPOA, saying that France insists on the full implementation of the deal. They also slammed Le Drian's remarks about negotiating the agreement and called for him to officially apologize.

A Change.org petition calling on Mattel to make its first trans woman Barbie has already fetched 100 signatures and counting - not to mention the support of Cox herself.

In anticipation of International Women's Day, Mattell introduced a new line of Barbies on Tuesday based on inspiring women in history.

Also included in what Mattel is calling their "Shero" range is Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and Spanish fashion designer Vicky Martin, as well as German entrepreneur Leyla Piedayesh and Polish journalist Martyna Wojciechowska.

Adams, who has won two Olympic gold medals, is the first United Kingdom star to join Barbie's "Shero" range - created to honour inspiring women. "With 81 percent of moms globally anxious about the type of role models their daughters are exposed to, Barbie is igniting a conversation around the importance of positive role models".

Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, and Katherine Johnson are in the "Inspiring Women" line.

Sadly, the majority of Shero dolls are never produced for the public, except super popular role models like Misty Copeland.

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