What will Barbie be next? That’s what Mattel are asking, in a cute campaign I spotted in New York earlier this week.
She’s had over 120 different careers! Over the years, Barbie’s been many things, including a Doctor, an Astronaut and a Race Car Driver – quite a bit more prolific than the average 7 -10 jobs a person is supposed to have over their career.
So what was the result of the vote? Quite excitingly (or maybe the result of a rigged popular vote?!), Barbie is going to be a Computer Engineer! Oh, and a News Anchor as well- the result of the Girls vote.
Much better than the Teen Talk Barbie of ’92, which was programmed to say “Math class is tough!”
I love that Computer Engineer Barbie (her 126th career!) is going to be kitted out with a smart phone, a laptop case and a Bluetooth earpiece and her t-shirt has binary code all over it.
Hopefully this will inspire more girls to study computers, engineering and start coding away!