"In creating Take Our Daughters to Work Day, I had the opportunity to take girls into workplaces that they might never have seen, and through these experiences, their aspirations changed and grew. When we started The White House Project, we had to show girls they could aspire to the top workplace of all: the Oval Office,” says Marie C. Wilson, founder and president of The White House Project.
“Through Barbie, and its 'I Can Be' President Barbie, little girls have had the opportunity to lead the country from their living rooms and bedrooms, or get out their Barbie and Ken dolls and call a joint session of Congress. We at The White House Project are thrilled to be partnering with Barbie as she celebrates her 125th career and continues to inspire girls of all ages to follow their dreams."
Learn more about the campaign here.
Among the women on Barbie's 10-to-watch list are:
-Gretchen Bleiler, Olympic Snowboarder
-Tavi Gevinson, Fashion Blogger
-Cindi Lieve, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour Magazine
-Brittany Lincicome, LPGA Golfer
-Danica Patrick, Professional Race Car Driver
-J.K. Rowling, Author and Businesswoman
-Rachel Roy, Fashion Designer
-Susan L. Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of EssenceMagazine, and Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement
-Marie C. Wilson, Founder & President, The White House Project
Barbie herself can tell you a little more about each of them on her blog.
The last woman, #10, was supposed to be announced along with Barbie's 125th career at the NY Toy Fair, but I haven't heard who it was. Have you?