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Melissa STEM Dolls
Meet Melissa. Melissa is a Ph.D. student in Chemistry. Her work is helping to develop new solutions to make bio-fuels and solve the world’s fuel crisis.
Mamma Couture is breaking sexist stereotypes with her new doll collection for children: STEM Dolls (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.)
The numbers of women working in these fields is low (12.8% in the UK* and 24% in the US**), despite the amazing opportunities they offer. There are many reasons for this gender gap, and sadly one of them is that from very early on, girls are discouraged from following these paths through the choice of toys available to them in childhood.
To ensure her STEM collection was raising awareness of the right issues, Eva (the designer of STEM Dolls) asked advice from a specialist in gender issues, Eva Fodor, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at the Central European University. She fully endorsed Eva’s initiative, and says: “Projects such as the STEM dolls from Mamma Couture may influence girls’ professional choices, which would promote gender equality.”
- Designed and manufactured in the UK
- Fabric used is 100% GOTS Cotton (organic)
- Machine washable
- Each doll is sold with accessories that match her profession