Barbie unveils new line of “inspiring women” dolls
Today is International Women’s Day. Barbie-maker Mattel marked the occasion by releasing a new line of Barbie dolls based on real women who have made history and serve as inspirational role models for young girls. The 17-doll lineup includes the likes of acclaimed Mexican artist and activist Frida Kahlo, body activist and model Ashley Graham, and NASA mathematician and physician Katherine Johnson, according to BoredPanda.
Celebrate Women’s Day by doing something cool with your daughter. As one of the dads around here is constantly head telling the resident 10-year-old: Anything a boy can do, a girl can do better.
Best (and most blatant) women’s day publicity stunt: DHL Egypt has hired 20-year-old Nasra as its first delivery woman in the MENA region to mark International Women’s Day, General Manager Ahmed El Fangary tells Youm 7.
The Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) will kick off on 9 March with a special “women-dedicated” seventh edition to mark International Women’s Day, Egypt Today reports.
Meanwhile: Alfanar is hosting an interactive discussion about the latest trends in social entrepreneurship and sustainable development in vulnerable communities in Egypt and the region. The session will take place on Sunday at the Nile Ritz Carlton, 9:00am CLT. Panelists include Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Waly, Olayan Financing CEO and Alfanar Chairman Lubna S. Olayan, and our very good friend Nadina Okasha, SODIC director of strategy, research & PR. You can sign up here.
PSA- The Cairo-Suez desert road will be closed in both directions from 11:00 pm to 06:00 am on Thursday and Friday for road work, Ahram Gate reports.