New Dolls App Allows Young Girls To Interact With And Look Up To Strong Female Role Models
Supriya Hobbes and Janna Eaves, two engineering students who graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, founded startup Miss Possible, an app with doll versions of powerful female role models with a goal to "empower girls to dream big and achieve!"
When Hobbes and Eaves were younger, dolls taught them to dream of one day becoming brides or a fairy princesses, but never to be leaders or entrepreneurs.
These Miss Possible dolls on the app are real women who have achieved incredible things, giving little girls inspiring role models with whom to interact by reading their stories, playing games with the dolls and more.
The company is beginning to create dolls out of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) because this is where females are the most underrepresented. Miss Possible's first doll is Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who won Nobel Prizes in both fields, but the company wants to create more soon.
The cofounders have launched an IndieGogo campaign to raise money for their awesome project, which exposes girls to a variety of role models and mentors.
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