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Dream Gap Project Fund

As the original girl empowerment brand, we’re proud to be championing change with the Dream Gap Project, an ongoing global initiative that aims to give girls the resources and support they need to believe that they can be anything.

Join us in creating a world where girls believe in endless possibilities.

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Recent research shows starting at age 5, many girls begin to develop limiting self-beliefs. They stop believing their gender can do or be anything. This critical time in girls’ development when they begin losing confidence, is called the Dream Gap. The Dream Gap creates barriers for girls to reach their full potential, which can negatively affect and inhibit their future trajectory or career choices.

The Barbie brand purpose is to inspire the limitless potential in every girl. The Dream Gap is completely antithetical to what we believe. Therefore, we want to use our platform and resources to reach these girls at this pivotal age and impact them in a positive way, to combat the Dream Gap.

As the original girl empowerment brand, we’re proud to be championing change with the Dream Gap Project, an ongoing global initiative that aims to give girls the resources and support they need to believe that they can be anything.

Barbie established the Dream Gap Project Fund with $250K in March 2019 to fuel efforts to close the Dream Gap. In October 2019, Barbie distributed the $250K to three like-minded organizations; Step Up, She Should Run and She’s the First, all of which have been on the ground, working to change the lives of girls around the world.

Learn about the incredible work these likeminded organizations are doing by clicking on the campaigns below and support the projects that are creating a world where girls believe in endless possibilities.

Join us in creating a world where girls believe in endless possibilities.

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In too many places around the world, girls are treated as second-class citizens....
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$150,070 raised