Barbie® Business Bursary & Entrepreneur Barbie® #Giveaway

Entreprenuer Barbie

 

Mattel launches Entrepreneur Barbie® and First-Ever Barbie® Business Bursary program

My daughter is five years old and she wants to be a teacher… today.  Tomorrow she may want to be a rock star, but whatever she aspires to become, I will encourage her.  I have always believed that girls can become whatever they choose.  Growing up I spent countless hours playing with my favourite toy, Barbie®, as a lot of girls did.  Today, Barbie® is still a large part of my life because my daughter has taken over.  150th Career Doll celebrates women entrepreneurs, and shows us with Barbie®, ANYTHING is possible! 

The number of women entrepreneurs around the world is growing and the ratio of Canadian female entrepreneurs compared to men soared a remarkable 30 per cent over the last year and a half*.  A recent Canadian survey hosted on the Angus Reid Forum reveals that 70 per cent of Canadian women entrepreneurs believed that anything was possible when they were a young girl — a belief Barbie® advocates and is celebrating with the launch of her 150th career doll, Entrepreneur Barbie®, in Canada.

In honour of Barbie® founder and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Ruth Handler, Entrepreneur Barbie® follows in very big footsteps. Barbie® after all became an astronaut in 1965, four years before man walked on the moon, and first ran for President of the United States in 1992. Entrepreneur Barbie® has a mission, to inspire every child’s imagination and to empower children to follow their dreams.

Alongside the launch of Entrepreneur Barbie®, the first-ever Barbie Business Bursary program is being introduced to inspire children to not only dream big, but to believe that those dreams can become a reality. The Barbie Business Bursary program is a national search for Canada’s Next Young Entrepreneurs, and a celebration of can-do spirit designed to spark the growth of Canada’s next-gen of leaders.

 

Barbie® – Building Tomorrow’s Stars Today

The Barbie™ Business Bursary encourages Canadians to nominate a budding entrepreneur – yourself, children, siblings, cousins, students or friends – under the age of 18, who demonstrates true entrepreneurial spirit, from now until September 1, 2014. To enter the national competition, simply visit the http://www.barbie.com/mydreams and share your or your nominee’s entrepreneurial dream.

Barbie will select ten amazing nominees and post their video profiles on Barbie™ my Dreams; and a jury panel will then select three winners to receive a $2500 Barbie Business Bursary to fund their big ideas.

Entrepreneur Barbie® is now available on amazon.ca, toysrus.ca & walmart.ca and will be available at select toy retailers nationwide this August.

 

Entrepreneur Barbie® Giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of Entrepreneur Barbie® and the First-ever Barbie® Business Bursary program, Modern Mom is giving away, to one lucky reader, an Entrepreneur Barbie®  This contest is open to Canadian Residents, 18+ years of age.  Contest ends August 4th.  Entries are verified, please complete the ones you do commit to.  Good luck!
 
 
 

80 Comments on Barbie® Business Bursary & Entrepreneur Barbie® #Giveaway

  1. edmontonjb
    July 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm (3 months ago)

    A rockstar…haha!

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    • Dawn
      July 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm (3 months ago)

      Yes, I have heard the rockstar one! Mine too, good luck!

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  2. Angela Mitchell
    July 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm (3 months ago)

    My daughter wants to be a detective or librarian, although it changes all the time. Last week she wanted to be a waitress:)

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    • Dawn
      July 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm (3 months ago)

      I know right! They are so cute, time will tell. Good luck!

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  3. Anne Taylor
    July 21, 2014 at 5:43 pm (3 months ago)

    I have a grand daughter who wants to me a singer and a dancer (as of today) lol

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    • Dawn
      July 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm (3 months ago)

      That’s so cute, Anne. I wonder what she will be thinking of tomorrow :) Good luck!

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  4. Tennille
    July 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm (3 months ago)

    My little one wants to be a firefighter

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    • Dawn
      July 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm (3 months ago)

      That is such a wonderful profession! Good luck!

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    • Dawn
      July 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm (3 months ago)

      That’s so cute! Good luck Amy :)

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  5. Jeannie
    July 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm (3 months ago)

    My little one wants to be a Veterinarian

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    • Dawn
      July 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm (3 months ago)

      That’s so wonderful Jeannie, good luck!

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  6. angela m
    July 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm (3 months ago)

    My daughter want to be a teacher
    thanks

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    • Dawn
      July 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm (3 months ago)

      Being a teacher is a great choice, Angela! Good luck :)

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  7. ivy pluchinsky
    July 21, 2014 at 7:20 pm (3 months ago)

    She wants to be a mommy when she grows up. ( she’s only 4)

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    • Dawn
      July 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm (3 months ago)

      Awww that’s so sweet, Ivy. Good luck to you :)

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  8. Jody D
    July 21, 2014 at 8:17 pm (3 months ago)

    My little one wants to work in a bank

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    • Dawn
      July 23, 2014 at 5:19 pm (3 months ago)

      Great! A good career choice, good luck Jody!

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  9. michelle tremblett
    July 21, 2014 at 10:12 pm (3 months ago)

    My daughter wants to be a singer, she spends hours and hours everyday practicing :)

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    • Dawn
      July 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm (3 months ago)

      That is dedication, good luck to her and her aspiring career!

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  10. Matthew Tully
    July 22, 2014 at 11:04 am (3 months ago)

    It used to be an apple picker…lol it’s finally changed to a vet or a doctor.

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    • Dawn
      July 23, 2014 at 5:17 pm (3 months ago)

      That’s a great career choice, good luck Matthew!

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  11. Lucy
    July 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm (3 months ago)

    a chef!

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    • Dawn
      July 23, 2014 at 5:17 pm (3 months ago)

      Yum, wouldn’t that be great if your child was a chef! Good luck Lucy :)

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  12. sschool2010
    July 23, 2014 at 12:36 am (3 months ago)

    A professional dancer.

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    • Dawn
      July 23, 2014 at 5:16 pm (3 months ago)

      A professional dancer would be a lovely career!

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  13. Florence C
    July 23, 2014 at 11:29 am (3 months ago)

    My granddaughter wants to be a rockstar

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    • Dawn
      July 23, 2014 at 5:15 pm (3 months ago)

      That’s a good one Florence! Good luck :)

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  14. Bree
    July 23, 2014 at 1:28 pm (3 months ago)

    A teacher

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    • Dawn
      July 24, 2014 at 11:52 am (3 months ago)

      Very good choice! Good luck Bree :)

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  15. marie S
    July 23, 2014 at 9:58 pm (3 months ago)

    Right now she wants to be like her dog

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    • Dawn
      July 24, 2014 at 11:51 am (3 months ago)

      Oh my goodness, that’s so cute! Good luck Marie :)

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  16. ivy pluchinsky
    July 24, 2014 at 11:50 am (3 months ago)

    a singer

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    • Dawn
      July 24, 2014 at 11:51 am (3 months ago)

      Good luck Ivy!

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  17. Crystal Dubeau
    July 24, 2014 at 6:45 pm (3 months ago)

    Erica wants to be a singer, and a teacher… :)

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    • Dawn
      July 25, 2014 at 6:41 am (3 months ago)

      Wow, she’s multi talented! Good for her and good luck Crystal!

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  18. Jody D
    July 25, 2014 at 1:51 pm (3 months ago)

    I have one that wants to be a writer as well

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    • Dawn
      July 28, 2014 at 7:45 am (3 months ago)

      Oh, that’s very creative! Good luck Jody :)

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  19. mongupp
    July 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm (3 months ago)

    A singer!

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    • Dawn
      July 28, 2014 at 7:44 am (3 months ago)

      Does your little one practice “Let it Go” or “Build a Snowman” very often? Mine sings these songs continuously. Good luck!

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  20. Brandee H
    July 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm (3 months ago)

    My son is still too little to have that one figured out. Right now he just to get big so he can go to work with mommy :-) My niece would like to be an artist though

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    • Dawn
      July 28, 2014 at 7:47 am (3 months ago)

      Oh that’s too cute, good luck Brandee :)

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  21. wendy Hutton
    July 25, 2014 at 6:23 pm (3 months ago)

    she wants to be a teacher

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    • Dawn
      July 28, 2014 at 7:42 am (3 months ago)

      Good luck Wendy!

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  22. Julie Bolduc
    July 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm (3 months ago)

    One of mine wants to be a vetanarian

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    • Dawn
      July 28, 2014 at 7:42 am (3 months ago)

      I wish your little one all the best, good luck Julie!

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  23. Belinda McNabb
    July 26, 2014 at 11:58 pm (3 months ago)

    He has decided he wants to a a programmer and make video games

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    • Dawn
      July 28, 2014 at 7:40 am (3 months ago)

      Oh WOW! Ambitious guy you have there! Good luck Belinda :)

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    • Dawn
      July 28, 2014 at 7:39 am (3 months ago)

      A girl after my own heart :) Good luck!

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  24. wendy Hutton
    July 27, 2014 at 12:22 pm (3 months ago)

    she wants to be a teacher when she grows up

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    • Dawn
      July 28, 2014 at 7:39 am (3 months ago)

      Good for her! Good luck Wendy :)

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  25. Anne Taylor
    July 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm (3 months ago)

    Talked with the wee one today and today she want’s to be a “gymmist” or gymnast, whichever you prefer lol

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    • Dawn
      July 28, 2014 at 7:38 am (3 months ago)

      That sounds great Anne, good luck!

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  26. Anne Taylor
    July 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm (3 months ago)

    Another day, another profession! Today its a doctor!

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    • Dawn
      July 30, 2014 at 12:07 pm (3 months ago)

      That’s the fun of being a child, good luck Anne!

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  27. Suzie M
    July 29, 2014 at 11:20 pm (3 months ago)

    My little darling wants to be a princess

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    • Dawn
      July 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm (3 months ago)

      That’s so cute, good luck Suzie!

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  28. ivy pluchinsky
    July 31, 2014 at 12:08 pm (3 months ago)

    it changes every day! today its a nurse

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    • Dawn
      August 5, 2014 at 10:29 pm (3 months ago)

      A great idea!

      Reply
  29. Jody D
    July 31, 2014 at 7:31 pm (3 months ago)

    My youngest wants to be a banker!

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    • Dawn
      August 5, 2014 at 10:29 pm (3 months ago)

      Good luck Jody!

      Reply
  30. ivy pluchinsky
    August 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm (3 months ago)

    today she wants to be a professional swimmer

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    • Dawn
      August 5, 2014 at 10:28 pm (3 months ago)

      I haven’t heard that one before, but it’s a great one! Good luck Ivy :)

      Reply
  31. Anne Taylor
    August 2, 2014 at 2:06 pm (3 months ago)

    Today she wants to be a Horsey Rider lol

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    • Dawn
      August 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm (3 months ago)

      Oh that’s so cute, good luck Anne!

      Reply
  32. wendy Hutton
    August 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm (3 months ago)

    every little girl wishes she was a princess and they love to play dressup

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    • Dawn
      August 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm (3 months ago)

      Yes and every little girl is a princess :) Good luck Wendy!

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  33. Suzie M
    August 2, 2014 at 6:31 pm (3 months ago)

    Today she is going to be a singer

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    • Dawn
      August 5, 2014 at 10:26 pm (3 months ago)

      Wow! Good luck :)

      Reply
  34. wendy Hutton
    August 3, 2014 at 11:33 am (3 months ago)

    the Queen of England is todays

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    • Dawn
      August 5, 2014 at 10:26 pm (3 months ago)

      Oh my goodness! That really made me laugh, so cute! Good luck :)

      Reply
  35. ivy pluchinsky
    August 3, 2014 at 11:43 am (3 months ago)

    I asked her today and she said a vet

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    • Dawn
      August 5, 2014 at 10:26 pm (3 months ago)

      Very nice idea being a vet, good luck :)

      Reply
  36. darci
    August 3, 2014 at 7:05 pm (3 months ago)

    A librarian

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    • Dawn
      August 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm (3 months ago)

      Hey, that’s a new one! Good luck :)

      Reply
  37. Jody D
    August 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm (3 months ago)

    I have one wanting to be a banker and one a writer

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    • Dawn
      August 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm (3 months ago)

      Good luck Jody!

      Reply
  38. wendy Hutton
    August 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm (3 months ago)

    today she wants to be a teacher

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    • Dawn
      August 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm (3 months ago)

      That’s awesome, good luck Wendy!

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