On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Barbie, company Mattel has honored NASA’s Greek researcher, Eleni Antoniadou,with a special doll. It is the first Greek Barbie Role Model. The scientist Barbie is aiming to inspire millions of girls around the world to follow their dreams and become what they dream of.
31-year old Eleni Antoniadou is a researcher specialized in Regenerative Medicine, Artificial Organ Bioengineering and Space Medicine and is recognized as one of the world best young researchers.
This year, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary and wishing to honor the historical and modern female models, Barbie presents the first Greek Barbie Role Model: NASA researcher Eleni Antoniadou. Its work, expertise and achievements are recognized worldwide as it has been internationally recognized in the field of artificial organ transplantation, a pioneering and ambitious method that is expected to save millions of lives., Mattel said in a press release.
Antoniadou said: “There were many moments when I felt the obstacles are too big to overtake them. But I believed in myself and I thought that every dream when you put it on a date becomes a goal and every goal when you do small, small steps can be achieved. And every step brings us every day closer and closer to achieving our dream … You can become what you dream of. ”
Eleni Antoniadou is the first Greek Barbie
Lisa McKnight, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Barbie said: “Barbie believes girls should not know a world, a job or a dream that women have not conquered. Through our global strategies, a movement begins to make Barbie the ultimate brand of empowering girls. ”
ed to save millions of lives.