Barbie’s clocked over 150 jobs on her resume to date. We’ve seen her as a surgeon, architect, football coach and fashion designer. But Barbie’s newest job might just be her most modern and challenging gig yet—tech entrepreneur.
While many critics may argue that she’s still decked out in too much of her signature pink, we’re rather impressed with Entrepreneur Barbie’s risk-taking attitude and ambition. Here are seven reasons why she, in fact, totally rules…
1. She’s in charge.
That’s right, Barbie is a total boss at her fancy desk—latte at the ready and color-coordinated inspiration board shining in the background.
2. She’s inspiring and encouraging girls’ interest in STEM.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. While Barbie may have represented fashion and femininity in a past life, it looks like Mattel is attempting to propel Barbie into the modern age. She even has her own LinkedIn page.
3. She’s paving the way for women.
The tech world is a known male-dominated industry, and it’s time women started to stake their claim in the digital landscape.
4. She’s tech trendy.
Barbie’s got all the coolest gadgets on the market, including what looks to be an iPhone and an iPad Air. Maybe your kids will stop playing with yours—wishful thinking, we know.
5. She’s as multicultural as a Disney Channel sitcom.
Take your pick! Entrepreneur Barbie comes in Asian, Hispanic, African-American and Caucasian.
6. She’s classy.
Half Michelle Obama and half Kim Kardashian, Entrepreneur Barbie is a trendsetter in her sophisticated pink dress with statement piece necklace. She’s professional and poised, while still looking fashion forward and modern.
“Heels are a great reminder to balance, and balance is key in both life and work.” – Barbie
7. She’s got employees.
Barbie didn’t get to be where she is on her own. She’s got talented friends, mentors, and a team of hotshot tech geniuses like Computer Engineer Barbie. Entrepreneur Barbie knows a lot, but she doesn’t live in the Matrix like this gal.
8. She won’t break the bank.
Entrepreneur Barbie retails for just $12.99 on Amazon.com.
Will Entrepreneur Barbie be a positive role model for your kids, or is she still a symbol of sexism?
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