“The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.”
We’re proud to honor Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller as our newest #Barbie Inspiring Women doll, lifting up courageous women who paved the way for generations to dream big and believe that #YouCanBeAnything .
Wilma began her life of advocacy for Native American and women’s rights in San Francisco, after being brought there at age 11 under the Indian Relocation Act. She later returned to her ancestral home on Cherokee Nation land, where she fought to restore access to water in rural communities, and became the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
In celebration of Wilma’s powerful legacy, Barbie will donate to the American Indian Resource Center, supporting initiatives to empower indigenous women and girls, and preserving culture and traditions within Native American communities. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth