This just in…Barbie Doll’s 126th career (drum roll): Computer Engineer!!

barbIt was announced today that Barbie’s newest career will be that of a Computer Engineer. Why?

“Girls who discover their futures through Barbie will learn that they – just like engineers – are free to explore infinite possibilities, and that their dreams can go as far as their imaginations take them,” said Nora Lin, President, Society of Women Engineers. “As a computer engineer, Barbie will show girls that women can design products that have an important and positive impact on people’s everyday lives, such as inventing a technology to conserve home energy or programming a newborn monitoring device.”

Barbie® designers worked with the Society of Women Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering to “ensure that accessories, clothing and packaging were realistic and representative of a real computer engineer”.

Read the full press release here. GOOOO Barbie!

  • It’s great Barbie’s parent company is listening to appropriate people now! They still need to make her appear more like the average woman, but I’ll take the baby-step changes as they come along. Mattel still has a long way to go!

    We, scientists, need to vote for the next career! We should vote on http://icanbe.barbie.com/ in the next round.

  • It’s great Barbie’s parent company is listening to appropriate people now! They still need to make her appear more like the average woman, but I’ll take the baby-step changes as they come along. Mattel still has a long way to go!

    We, scientists, need to vote for the next career! We should vote on http://icanbe.barbie.com/ in the next round.

  • John T. Collier

    Well, perhaps Barbie’s next career should be “citizen scientist”. However, since I’m a software engineer, I’m happy that Barbie has joined the ranks. Welcome to the computer engineering field, Barbie! Don’t forget your designer can of “Jolt!” cola.

  • John T. Collier

    Well, perhaps Barbie’s next career should be “citizen scientist”. However, since I’m a software engineer, I’m happy that Barbie has joined the ranks. Welcome to the computer engineering field, Barbie! Don’t forget your designer can of “Jolt!” cola.

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