Mattel honored Ibtihaj Muhammad—the first American Olympian to compete while wearing a hijab—as a Barbie Shero and designed a personalized doll. The doll was unveiled at the Glamour Women of the Year Live Summit, an annual event that takes place in Brooklyn, NY and gives young women the opportunity to hear from past and present Women of the Year honorees, as well as other influential leaders from different fields.
Muhammad is the latest honoree as part of the Barbie Shero program, which recognizes women who break boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls. Muhammad was presented this doll by last year’s Shero, body activist and model, Ashley Graham.
The doll will be available at retail next year.