Check this out: Barbie has gone geek!
Barbie, a bit of a dilettante, has had 124 careers before this. Even if it’s over 50 years, that can’t look good on a resume.
According to Reuters, “Computer Engineer Barbie was designed with the help of the Society of Women Engineers, who hope she will inspire young women to enter the profession.”
Reuters continues, ” ‘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,’ said Nora Lin, president of the Society of Women Engineers.”
Interesting that, when the votes were broken down, computer engineer Barbie won the popular vote, while the girls’ vote went to … news anchor Barbie? Is that what girls aspire to these days?
I guess with newspapers shedding jobs at an alarming rate, print journalist was probably out of the question – come to think of it, with the economy the way it is, perhaps unemployed Barbie would have been a big seller. She’d come with sweatpants, a television and a pint of ice cream. And a resume.
Computer engineer Barbie and news anchor Barbie represent careers 125 and 126 respectively, both part of Mattel’s Barbie “I can be…” series. They follow a long line of illustrious Barbie careers that include astronaut, Olympic athlete, rock star, president and race car driver, just to name a few, since Barbie seems to change careers as often as she changes clothes. In fact, unlike the rest of us, it seems changing clothes is the only thing she needs to do to get a new career.
I bet she doesn’t even have an updated resume.