On Tuesday, Mattel, the company that makes Barbie dolls, announced Barbie's new career: robotics engineer!
The 2018 "Career of the Year" Barbie is now available online for $13.99. She comes with safety goggles, a doll-sized laptop computer, and a small humanoid robot.
While robotics engineer is a first for Barbie, she's previously had several occupations in science, technology, engineering, and math, including as a computer engineer, astronaut, and video game developer.
Barbie's "Career of the Year" title, aims to show girls that they can hold successful careers in occupations not commonly held by women in the past.
Hopefully years from now, we will hear stories from female engineers who fondly remember their "Career of the Year" doll!
I’m thrilled to exclusively unveil Barbie’s Career of the Year! Robotics Engineer Barbie! 🤖— Katie Linendoll (@KatieLinendoll) June 26, 2018
Growing up in tech I loved my @Barbie dolls- and had so many! Today I’m excited to see how Barbie has evolved into cool STEM careers 🙌🏻⚙️ #ad pic.twitter.com/bYozMjjusY