*Mattel‘s new “Sheroes” collection now includes “Selma” director Ava DuVernay as part of its collection
The unveiling of the collection happened at Variety’s “Power of Women” luncheon Friday. It also includes Barbie versions of Broadway star Kirsten Chenoweth, actress Emmy Rossum and country singer Trisha Yearwood.
“Barbie has always represented that girls have choices, and this spring we are proud to honor six ‘Sheroes’ who through their trade and philanthropic efforts are an inspiration to girls,” said Evelyn Mazzocco, general manager of Barbie, in a statement. “Started by a female entrepreneur and mother, this brand has a responsibility to continue to honor and encourage powerful female role models who are leaving a legacy for the next generation of glass ceiling breakers.”
On Twitter, DuVernay said that the Barbie version of her with her trademark braids and sits in a director’s chair “is special.”