Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock was honored with Barbie Doll

British news agency has recently reported that Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a renowned scientist and presenter of popular science shows such as The Sky at Night and CBeebies Stargazing, has been honoured with a Barbie doll ahead of International Women’s Day and British Science Week, from March 10 to March 19. The doll has been created in recognition of Dr Aderin-Pocock’s work promoting science careers to girls, and her starry dress is reminiscent of the night sky, with a telescope accessory for stargazing.

In an interview, Dr Aderin-Pocock expressed her hope that the Barbie doll would inspire young girls to reach for the stars and pursue their dreams in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). She emphasized that these subjects are too important to be left to men and that through science, one can literally change the world.

Dr Aderin-Pocock’s love for space science began when she was a young girl, and she has spent her career trying to show girls how fascinating space science can be. She became the chancellor at the University of Leicester, which is renowned for space research, and has been an advocate for promoting STEM careers to girls.

Dr Aderin-Pocock’s Barbie doll is a significant recognition of her contributions to science and an inspiration to young girls who aspire to pursue STEM careers. As a brand, Barbie is committed to showcasing STEM careers and inspiring girls to think differently about their career opportunities. Research tells us that women make up only 26% of the STEM workforce in the UK, and the brand believes that highlighting exciting careers in science, such as Dr Aderin-Pocock’s, is one way to encourage more girls to pursue STEM subjects.

Dr Aderin-Pocock’s Barbie doll joins the ranks of other Barbie Role Models such as Covid-19 vaccine creator Prof Sarah Gilbert, broadcaster Clara Amfo, sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, teen skateboarder Sky Brown and boxer Nicola Adams. By celebrating these women’s achievements, Barbie is inspiring a new generation of girls to dream big and break down barriers in traditionally male-dominated fields.

Dr Aderin-Pocock’s Barbie doll is a reminder that representation matters. For young girls to see themselves reflected in dolls and toys, as well as in science and technology fields, is essential to their sense of belonging and self-worth. Dr Aderin-Pocock’s hope is that her Barbie doll will remind girls that anything is possible if they reach for the stars.

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock’s Barbie doll is not just a toy, but a symbol of hope and inspiration for young girls who aspire to pursue STEM careers. By celebrating the achievements of women in traditionally male-dominated fields, Barbie is breaking down barriers and inspiring a new generation of girls to dream big and pursue their passions.

Written by Piyar Ali

I began my writing career as a freelancer on different websites like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer. I am most interested in writing about Science, Health, and International News. All of my articles are well-researched and based on reliable sources.