Lisa McKnight

Mattel welcomes Dr Maya Angelou into the Barbie Inspiring Women series

“By introducing children to Dr. Maya Angelou’s courageous story and written works through doll play, our goal is to spark conversation and awareness with children and their families,” said Lisa McKnight, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Barbie and Dolls, Mattel.

Playing with dolls helps children develop empathy skills, reveals study from Cardiff University and Barbie

“As leaders in the dolls category, we’ve always known that doll play has a positive impact on kids, but up until now, we have not had neuroscientific data that demonstrates these benefits,” said Lisa McKnight, SVP and Global Head of Barbie and Dolls, Mattel.

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