Barbie’s pilot and engineer dolls encourage girls to reach for the skies and get into STEM


Once upon a time, Barbie was a thin, white plastic doll with cascading blonde hair and a penchant for high heeled shoes. However, in recent years, Barbie’s creator Mattel has made an effort to be more representative of various races, sizes and backgrounds, including a wheelchair-using doll and a doll with a removable prosthetic leg.

Now, though, Barbie has teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to show girls that women have choices, and anything is possible.

That’s right, Barbie and Virgin have teamed up to release a range of special edition dolls, all of whom have pursued careers in aviation, in order to highlight different career options to young girls. Included in the range is a flight attendant, a pilot and an engineer . . .

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