Barbie unveils dolls based on inspiring women

Ahead of International Women's Day, Barbie unveiled a batch of new dolls based on real-life women like Amelia Earhart and Frida Kahlo.

Mattel is introducing a new batch of Barbie dolls based on real-life figures, just ahead of International Women's Day.

They're coming in two separate series of Barbies: "inspiring women," based on historical figures, and new additions to its "shero" line of dolls named for inspirational contemporary women.

The three "inspiring women" dolls are aviator Amelia Earhart, artist Frida Kahlo and mathematician Katherine Johnson, with more to follow.

Mattel is releasing 14 new shero dolls, in the series that started in 2015.

They include ones based on "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins and U.S. snowboarder Chloe Kim.

Other shero dolls honor fashion designers, journalists, actresses and entrepreneurs.

The new dolls came after Mattel conducted a survey of 8,000 mothers around the globe and found that 86 percent are worried about the kind of role models their daughters are exposed to.

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