NASA Research Scientist Becomes The First Greek Barbie Doll
- by XpatAthens
- Thursday, 07 March 2019
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 and their 60th anniversary, Mattel has created a new series of role model Barbie dolls in an effort to inspire even more girls around the globe.
Mattel is committed to promoting empowering role models as a part of their global initiative which aims to provide girls with the resources and support they need to continue believing that they can become anything they dream of.
‘Imagining she can be anything is just the beginning. Actually, seeing that she can makes all the difference.’
As a part of the #MoreRoleModels initiative, Eleni Antoniadou has become the first Greek Barbie doll. Eleni Antoniadou is a NASA researcher and one of the most notable Greek scientists in the world today. She is an expert in the fields of regenerative medicine and bioastronautics, an advocate for organ donation, an activist against illegal organ trafficking, and a firm supporter of girls in STEM. Antoniadou has been awarded with several academic distinctions and honors for her continuous efforts to connect the dot between technology policy, research and entrepreneurship!
Other role model Barbie’s include Tessa Virtue, an ice dancing champion from Canada, Patty Jenkins a filmmaker from the USA, and Iwona Blecharczyk, a professional truck driver from Poland.