Barbie: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs & Business Bursary Program

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When I was a little girl I knew that when I grew up, I wanted to be the Boss. I wanted to run things, I wanted to own businesses, manage hair salons, become a lawyer, study neurology and become a brain surgeon, own a bakery, become a criminal psychologist – I changed my mind a lot! But I always believed that no matter what I wanted to become, I could do it.

One of my favourite toys growing up were my Barbie Dolls – and I lived out my dreams through them. They would be the veterinarians, the mommies, the teachers, the hair dressers, the firefighters – with my Barbie dolls, anything was possible.

The newly launched Entrepreneur Barbie is the 150th career doll, and celebrates women entrepreneurs while encouraging and empowering little girls to follow their dreams! Alongside the launch of Entrepreneur Barbie, the first-ever Barbie Business Bursary program is being introduced to inspire children not only to dream big, but to believe that those dreams can become a reality. 

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Barbie Business Bursary Program

The first ever Barbie Business Bursary is a national search for Canada’s Next Young Entrepreneurs, celebrating can-do spirit and designed to grow Canada’s leaders for the next generation. Canadians are invited to nominate a budding entrepreneur – yourself, children, siblings, cousins, students, or friends – under the age of 18, who demonstrates true entrepreneurial spirit.

To enter, visit the Barbie: My Dreams contest page, and share your nominee’s big dream! An elite jury panel will choose three winners to receive $2,500 Barbie Business Bursaries to fund their big ideas. Nominations are open at Barbie: My Dreams until September 1, 2014 and winners will be announced by October 17, 2014.

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Entrepreneur Barbie

The Entrepreneur Barbie is a tribute to Ruth handler, Barbie’s founder who created the world’s first and iconic fashion doll for her daughter, back in 1959, to encourage her to play out her dreams. The doll is chic, dressed in her signature pink. She carries a large tote bag to fit all her business essentials – her tablet, her iphone, and her hot pink clutch. She’s well-accessorised with simple stud earrings and a lovely necklace, along with her ‘I-Mean-Business’ pointy, black pumps. Her hair is practical is a no-nonsense bouffant ponytail.

I love her look, and I love the idea that little girls will grow up knowing what an entrepreneur is because of Barbie. Want to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit in your kids? Start the conversation with a kid-friendly “What’s An Entrepreneur?” printable! Entrepreneur Barbie available on Amazon, as well as local stores like Toys’R’Us and Walmart.

Giveaway

Enter to win your own Entrepreneur Barbie! Contest is open worldwide and ends August 26th, 2014!

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  1. Athena
    August 2, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    I’d win this for my daughter.

    • mongupp
      August 16, 2014 / 10:44 pm

      my sister is an adult collector so i would give it to her

  2. Kristen
    August 3, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    I’d win this for my friend’s daughter

  3. Alexey Petrov
    August 5, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    I’d make a great gift for my daughter!

  4. nikki robak
    August 5, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    my granddaughter

  5. KAren E Hill
    August 5, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    My granddaughter Riley

  6. Maegan Morin
    August 5, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    I would like to win this Barbie for my daughter. She would love her.

  7. amber Stankowski
    August 6, 2014 / 12:18 am

    I’d love to won for my little girl

  8. Piroska
    August 6, 2014 / 1:58 am

    I’d win it for my grand-daughter.

  9. August 6, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    I would use this for a Christmas gift for a friend – love it!

  10. Ryan
    August 6, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    Would be for 2 daughters.

  11. seham merzib
    August 6, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    I would love to win for my daughter

  12. Daniel M
    August 7, 2014 / 1:34 am

    wanna win for my niece!

  13. August 7, 2014 / 2:49 am

    I’d love to win this Barbie for my daughter.

  14. jennifer
    August 7, 2014 / 4:33 am

    My three daughters. It will be well loved!

  15. melanie borhi
    August 7, 2014 / 9:13 am

    My cousins daughter

  16. Amy Heffernan
    August 7, 2014 / 10:28 am

    I would keep it for my beautiful niece for christmas! She loves barbies!

  17. August 7, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Well…I can remember all the wonderful days I spent playing with my Barbie doll and my friends as a child. Now that I am almost 50 I still have that doll in my closet! So, simply, I would like to win the Barbie for me…
    A kiss from Italy

  18. Marlene V. (Enelram)
    August 7, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    For my niece

  19. ivy pluchinsky
    August 7, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    my 4 year old niece would love this, she just recently started playing with the barbies that i used to play with as a kid, yes my mother kept them all!

  20. May
    August 7, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    I would love to win this for my niece!

  21. cristi andreea
    August 7, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    For my daughter

  22. Suzanne G
    August 7, 2014 / 9:32 pm

    I would like to win this for my granddaughter.

  23. Darlene Carbajal
    August 7, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    it would be for my little cousin 🙂

  24. Wendy hutton
    August 7, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    would love to win this for my niece, she loves everything barbie

  25. Holly Wright
    August 8, 2014 / 12:57 am

    I would love to win this for my niece who loves Barbies!

  26. Tracy Rees
    August 8, 2014 / 6:29 am

    My fabulous daughter Keilah!

  27. Taryn T.
    August 8, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    I would win this for my daughter. She loves Barbie, and I love this concept! Girl Power!!

  28. Amber B
    August 8, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    I would like to win this for one of my daughters but I am undecided which one.

  29. Cynthia R
    August 8, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    This barbie would be for my niece.

  30. Paula Ball
    August 8, 2014 / 9:31 pm

    I am entering this to give to my nine year old granddaughter. She lives with me & helps me run a non-profit abused/abandoned pet rescue. I appreciate the opportunity.

  31. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    August 8, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    If I was lucky enough to win this, it would be for one of my granddaughters, I have 3 🙂

  32. August 9, 2014 / 4:51 am

    I like to win for my little princess

  33. kathy downey
    August 9, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    my granddaughter Abby would love this !

  34. michelle hebert
    August 9, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    my daughter

  35. Jonnie
    August 9, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    I would like to win this for my niece

  36. Hailey
    August 10, 2014 / 4:34 am

    I would love to win this for my daughter! 🙂

  37. Jennifer P.
    August 10, 2014 / 7:19 am

    I’d win this for my daughter.

  38. Dana
    August 10, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    My niece who is 7

  39. Cindy McElwee
    August 11, 2014 / 1:19 am

    I definitely want to win this for my grand daughter. She was born early & at only 1lb 6oz. Today she is doing fantastic. Barbie will make dreams come true as Barbie builds confidence in so many ♥

  40. Viv Sluys
    August 11, 2014 / 4:44 am

    I’d love to win this for my 3 daughters.
    My oldest loves making her barbie have a hotel or B&B. When we play together, her barbie owns the hotel and directs all her staff on things they need to do, from shopping for food for the guests to cleaning the guest rooms.

  41. Cheryl
    August 11, 2014 / 11:13 am

    A sweet little girl friend of mine.

  42. Lesley M
    August 11, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    This would be for my daughter!

  43. Sara Sharp
    August 11, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    This would be for my niece!

  44. Jeannie
    August 12, 2014 / 2:18 am

    Honestly, I would love to keep her for myself. I think she’s awesome and quite the inspiration, but I would probably end up giving it to my niece.

  45. Stephanie LaPlante
    August 12, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    I would win this for my little cousin.

  46. Irina G.
    August 14, 2014 / 12:26 am

    I would win this Barbie for my daughter Angelina.)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. debra dubois
    August 14, 2014 / 1:11 am

    I would love to win i collect Barbie for my 5 year old granddaughter when she gets older she will love her collection she thinks they are mine but they are really hers… 🙂

  48. August 14, 2014 / 1:26 am

    I’d love to win this for my daughter, she has just “discovered” Barbie, and she’d be so happy to have another!

  49. Jessica
    August 14, 2014 / 1:33 am

    My daughter.

  50. Cassie Hayes
    August 14, 2014 / 2:35 am

    I would love to win this for my daughter. So much fun to be had.

  51. August 14, 2014 / 6:01 am

    I’d win it for the beautiful 2-year-old Elsa, daughter of my good friend.

  52. Gord
    August 14, 2014 / 6:48 am

    A deserving little girl.

  53. Csilla
    August 14, 2014 / 7:16 am

    I’d like to win it for a friend’s daughter

  54. Alyson Climbon
    August 14, 2014 / 11:11 am

    This would be for my daughter!

  55. Trillina Palemi
    August 14, 2014 / 12:03 pm

    i would win barbie for me
    i love it

  56. Laura Paluoja
    August 14, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    I would love to win it for my little sister 🙂

  57. Rayna M
    August 14, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    For my little sister.

  58. Gemma ibarra
    August 14, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    My cousin Camila

  59. clint odeza
    August 14, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    I would love to win for my one and only little princess

  60. NADIA PREGNOLATO
    August 14, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    I’d win this for my grandaughter.

  61. MASSIMILIANO MARUCA
    August 14, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    I’d win this for my daughter.

  62. ALESSANDRA LORA RONCO
    August 14, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    I’d love to win this Barbie for my daughter.

  63. Sara Benkheira
    August 14, 2014 / 7:07 pm

    If I win this, I would give this doll to my cousin :3

  64. ISA VAL
    August 14, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    My cousins daughter
    thanks!

  65. Ilaria carraro
    August 14, 2014 / 8:05 pm

    For mt daughter

  66. antonella
    August 14, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    For my niece

  67. christina
    August 14, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    I will win for the kids

  68. Wendy Hatton
    August 14, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    My grand daughter. I want her to grow up being the best she can be and achieve anything she sets her mind to.

  69. Ehara Poetry
    August 14, 2014 / 11:31 pm

    I love to play barbie when i was a child so this will be a great gift for my self!

  70. Victoria Ess
    August 15, 2014 / 5:22 am

    I’d like to win this for my niece!

  71. leah
    August 15, 2014 / 8:19 am

    My cousin’s daughter is really into Barbie right now, I’d give this to her.

  72. Kimberly Camille Tiu
    August 15, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    for my nieces

  73. rosana paschoalim
    August 16, 2014 / 3:02 am

    darei para minha sobrinha

  74. BobbiJo Pentney
    August 16, 2014 / 3:15 am

    I would give this to my daughter

  75. Shellie Clark
    August 17, 2014 / 5:13 am

    I would like to win for my niece

  76. Tiffany Banks
    August 17, 2014 / 8:50 pm

    I would win this for my daughter, Maliyah!

  77. courtney b
    August 18, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    this would be for my daughter 🙂 she loves all things barbie so this would be the perfect birthday present! thank you so much! xoxo

  78. Esref
    August 19, 2014 / 10:42 am

    I’d win this for my daughter

  79. yen
    August 19, 2014 / 4:53 pm

    for my daughter. she loves barbie

  80. Liane Biancamano
    August 19, 2014 / 11:37 pm

    I’d win this for my daughter, she loves Barbie! (Me too!)

  81. jenn mcclearn
    August 20, 2014 / 12:05 am

    I would put this away for my daughter for when she gets a little older

  82. tara darity
    August 20, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    I want to win for my daughter!!!

  83. August 20, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    I’d love to win this for my daughter.

  84. angela m
    August 20, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    I would win this for my daughter
    thanks

  85. August 20, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    Love this Barbie!

  86. Doreen Lamoureux
    August 21, 2014 / 1:27 am

    My niece but shhhhhhhhh 🙂

  87. August 21, 2014 / 4:14 am

    Oh my goodness, I am sharing this link on my Weekly Link blog this Sunday 🙂

  88. Darlene Schuller
    August 21, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    This would be a wonderful gift for my 8 year old daughter.

  89. ronald
    August 21, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    hope to win for my baby girl.

  90. DANIELLE WILLIAMS
    August 21, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    would love to win for my little sister

  91. ne-knopka
    August 21, 2014 / 7:20 pm

    my daughter

  92. Anna E.
    August 21, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    My Mother!

  93. Maria B
    August 21, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    i would get it for my little girl.

  94. Radmila
    August 22, 2014 / 8:53 am

    my 7 years old daughter!

  95. Kristian Liwanag
    August 22, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    Hope to win for my twins. 🙂

  96. Kimberly Schotz
    August 23, 2014 / 12:20 am

    I would like to win this for my granddaughter

  97. Doris H.
    August 23, 2014 / 12:02 pm

    For my young niece…she loves Barbie.

  98. Margaret Smith
    August 23, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    This would be for my daughter.

  99. Chrystal D
    August 23, 2014 / 6:49 pm

    I’d win it for myself. I collect Barbies!

  100. Karen Drake
    August 23, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    I would like to win this for my five year old niece.

  101. August 23, 2014 / 10:52 pm

    I’d love to win this for my daughter. 🙂

  102. Stella M.
    August 23, 2014 / 11:08 pm

    For me! I started to collect dolls some months ago 🙂

  103. Audra O'Hara
    August 23, 2014 / 11:30 pm

    This would be my daughter’s first Barbie!

  104. Lorri S
    August 23, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    I’m entering for my niece who loves Barbies

  105. Jan Lee
    August 23, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    I want to win this for my great niece 🙂

  106. kimm coleman
    August 23, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    This barbie would be a great gift!

  107. Francesco Fiorino
    August 24, 2014 / 12:00 am

    I’d win it for my little cousin 🙂

  108. VANDA
    August 24, 2014 / 7:07 am

    I’d win this for my daughter.

  109. Debbie B
    August 24, 2014 / 7:27 am

    my mother has been a barbie collector for many years and she recently lost her entire collection in a
    house fire – so i would love to win this for her to start her collection again!

  110. Judith R.
    August 24, 2014 / 7:47 am

    I’m hoping to win this Barbie for my granddaughter.

  111. Susan Ladd
    August 24, 2014 / 8:05 am

    I would like to win this Barbie for my only granddaughter Emily. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep 🙂

  112. Emily R.
    August 24, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    I want to win for my friend’s daughter. She loves Barbie dolls.

  113. Sarah Cool
    August 25, 2014 / 1:20 am

    I would win this barbie for my niece

  114. victoria lynch
    August 25, 2014 / 5:30 am

    I would love to give this to my daughter. I always tell her to follow her dreams and she can do whatever that she wants.

  115. Shelton Rogerson
    August 25, 2014 / 7:50 am

    I would like to win this for a lady friend of mine. She is in the midst of starting her own business.

  116. Abigail
    August 25, 2014 / 7:59 am

    Itd be for my daughter – her first Barbie!

  117. Abigail
    August 25, 2014 / 7:59 am

    It’d be for my daughter – her first Barbie!

  118. Lesley F
    August 25, 2014 / 9:34 am

    I would love for my niece

  119. Jennifer Reed
    August 25, 2014 / 9:53 am

    This would be for my daughter. She would love a BARBIE Entrepreneur doll.

  120. CYNTHIA
    August 25, 2014 / 9:59 am

    for my granddaughter

  121. lhay
    August 25, 2014 / 11:28 am

    I will give this to my niece, she loves doll especially Barbie, it will be a nice birthday present to her!

  122. August 25, 2014 / 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway 🙂

    I’d like to win for my two little sisters ♥

  123. Heather A
    August 25, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    I would like to win this Barbie doll for my daughter.

  124. Terra Heck
    August 25, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    I’d like to win the Barbie for my niece. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  125. Francesca
    August 25, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    I love Barbie, I grew up with her!

  126. Victoria
    August 25, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    I would give it to my daughter. She is always excited to get a new barbie

  127. Jill Myrick
    August 25, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    I have collected Barbies since I was little and would love to win this for my collection.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  128. Jessamine D.
    August 25, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    I’d love to win this for my 3 and 6 year old daughters. 🙂

  129. Cheryl B.
    August 25, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    This would be for my Grand-daughter.

  130. Rebecca Orr
    August 25, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for my daughter Alba. Thanks!

  131. Casey Everidge
    August 25, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    i would win this for my niece.

  132. Justin
    August 25, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    Myself.

  133. Leela
    August 26, 2014 / 2:09 am

    My daughter.

  134. Anastasiya
    August 26, 2014 / 6:08 am

    For me!! I love Barbie so much!

  135. raymond crisostomo
    August 26, 2014 / 6:35 am

    My little cute niece 🙂

  136. Patricia
    August 26, 2014 / 7:41 am

    I would give it to my daughter.

  137. liz l
    August 26, 2014 / 12:03 pm

    For my niece-

  138. August 26, 2014 / 12:06 pm

    If I win this fabulous Barbie will be for my 8-year old grand daughter.

  139. August 26, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    I’d win this for my future daughter 🙂

  140. Brenda Elsner
    August 26, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    I would like to win this for my niece.

  141. Judy Hunting
    August 26, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    I just found out I am having a little girl, and with only a little boy.. I need to buy girl’s toys and clothes.. This could start the collection

  142. latanya
    August 26, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    for myself

  143. kathy pease
    August 26, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    I would love to win this for a friends child

  144. Timothy Glenn
    August 26, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    i would like to win this for my mom

  145. Charity Cram
    August 26, 2014 / 6:09 pm

    I would win it for my 8 year old niece =)

  146. Judy Thomas
    August 26, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    I would win it for me 🙂

  147. Angela P.
    August 26, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    My 5 year old daughter.

  148. joni
    August 26, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    I would like to win this for my sister-in-law.

  149. denise a
    August 26, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    I would win it for my niece she loves Barbie!

  150. Donna L.
    August 26, 2014 / 11:19 pm

    for my niece

  151. Angel
    March 9, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    If I won this Barbie she would be for a family member. I grew up with Barbie as a little girl ! Angel M

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