IMAGINING SHE CAN BE ANYTHING IS JUST THE BEGINNING. ACTUALLY SEEING THAT SHE CAN MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

Barbie is committed to shining a light on empowering role models in an effort to inspire more girls. As a part of the Dream Gap Project, we’re introducing girls to remarkable women’s stories to show them you can be anything.

MOST RECENT ROLE MODELS

Shonda Rhimes (United States)

Founder of Shondaland

Ari Horie (United States/Japan)

Founder & CEO, Women’s Startup Lab

Pat McGrath (United Kingdom)

Makeup Artist and Founder of Pat McGrath Labs

Melissa Sariffodeen (Canada)

CEO and Co-Founder of Canada Learning Code

Adriana Azuara (Mexico)

Founder of All4Spas

Doani Emanuela Bertain (Brazil)

Teacher and Founder of Sala 8

Jane Martino (Australia)

Chair and Co-Founder of Smiling Minds

Lan Yu (China)

Fashion Designer

Butet Manurung (Indonesia)

Activist and Founder of Sokola Rimba

Sonia Peronaci (Italy)

Founder of Italian Food Website, ‘GialloZafferano’

Tijen Onaran (Germany)

CEO and Founder of Global Digital Women

Lena Mahfouf (France)

Digital Creator, Videographer and Author of ‘Always More’

Samantha Cristoforetti

Astronaut

Celia Cruz

Salsa Singer

Julia Alvarez

Author

Amy O'Sullivan

Emergency Room Nurse

Dr. Audrey Sue Cruz

Internal Medicine Physician and Wellness Blogger

Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa Md.

Children and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Sarah Gilbert

Professor of Vaccinology

Dr. Kirby White

Specialist General Practitioner

Dr. Jaqueline Goes de Jesus

Biomedical Scientist

Naomi Osaka

Tennis Player

Julie Bishop

Chancellor of the Australian National University

Anne Avantie

Fashion Designer & Social Activist

Milena Baldassarri

Rhythmic Gymnast

Anna Kikina

Cosmonaut

Mika Ninagawa

Photographer

Liu Wen

Model

Karen Walker

Fashion Designer

Anita Wlodarczyk

Hammer Thrower

Clara Amfo

Broadcaster

Cristina Fogazzi

Entrepreneur

Sky Brown

Professional Skateboarder