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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

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Shonda Rhimes (United States)

Founder of Shondaland

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Ari Horie (United States/Japan)

Founder & CEO, Women’s Startup Lab

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Pat McGrath (United Kingdom)

Makeup Artist and Founder of Pat McGrath Labs

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Melissa Sariffodeen (Canada)

CEO and Co-Founder of Canada Learning Code

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Adriana Azuara (Mexico)

Founder of All4Spas

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Doani Emanuela Bertain (Brazil)

Teacher and Founder of Sala 8

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Jane Martino (Australia)

Chair and Co-Founder of Smiling Minds

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Lan Yu (China)

Fashion Designer

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Butet Manurung (Indonesia)

Activist and Founder of Sokola Rimba

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Sonia Peronaci (Italy)

Founder of Italian Food Website, ‘GialloZafferano’

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Tijen Onaran (Germany)

CEO and Founder of Global Digital Women

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Lena Mahfouf (France)

Digital Creator, Videographer and Author of ‘Always More’

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Samantha Cristoforetti

Astronaut

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Celia Cruz

Salsa Singer

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Julia Alvarez

Author

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Amy O'Sullivan

Emergency Room Nurse

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Dr. Audrey Sue Cruz

Internal Medicine Physician and Wellness Blogger

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Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa Md.

Children and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Sarah Gilbert

Professor of Vaccinology

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Dr. Kirby White

Specialist General Practitioner

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Dr. Jaqueline Goes de Jesus

Biomedical Scientist

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Naomi Osaka

Tennis Player

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Julie Bishop

Chancellor of the Australian National University

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Anne Avantie

Fashion Designer & Social Activist

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Milena Baldassarri

Rhythmic Gymnast

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Anna Kikina

Cosmonaut

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Mika Ninagawa

Photographer

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Liu Wen

Model

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Karen Walker

Fashion Designer

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Anita Wlodarczyk

Hammer Thrower

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Clara Amfo

Broadcaster

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Cristina Fogazzi

Entrepreneur

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Sky Brown

Professional Skateboarder

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