The company Mattel, doll creator Barbie, has incorporated six dolls new inspired by women engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. And, among them is the creator of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Sarah Gilbert.
A model to follow
In The Guardian, the teacher stated that at first I found it “very strange” but that, after all, I hoped I could inspire many young people -especially girls- will dedicate themselves to the world of science. “I hope it is part of it being more normal than girls think about science careers“he noted in an interview with Mattel.
Also, the vice president and global head of Mattel dolls, Lisa mcknight, I affirm that: “Barbie acknowledges that frontline workers have made a huge sacrifice facing the pandemic and the challenges it has posed. To honor them, we will share their stories. ” He also explained that the new line could serve “to inspire the next generation after these heroines“.
Apart from Sarah Gilbert, the company has created the replicas of doctors Audrey Sue Cruz, Jaqueline Goes de Jesus, Kirby White, Chika Stacy Oriuwa and Amy O’Sullivan.
Over time, the Mattel company has designed different dolls inspired by celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Jennifer Lopez and Cher, in celebration of their journey. In the last month, a Barbie of tennis player Naomi Osaka was created, and stocks ran out after an hour of its release.
Also, on International Women’s Day, Barbie launched a replica doll of the Radio 1 presenter, Clara Amfo, known for fight against racial inequalityly defend women’s rights.