Miss Possible is a start-up doll company created by engineering alumna, Supriya Hobbs and current engineering student, Janna Eaves. The co-partners came up with the idea of Miss Possible after realizing that while a lot of girls want to change the world, and there are LOTS of ways to do it, most dolls don’t represent this realm of possibility to young girls. Miss Possible aims to encourage girls to achieve whatever they want by giving them strong role model dolls and valuable experiences through play. The company quickly funded their start-up via a strong Indiegogo campaign and their first doll, Marie Curie should be arriving soon. The Marie Curie doll looks like a doll sure, but the real perk is that this little doll will lead young children through hands-on chemistry and physics activities they can do with things around the house. The doll comes with an app which includes a story about Marie Curie, plus on-screen games that bring her work to life. The hands-on activities are designed to feel like play, but also teach young girls real lessons that show them how they can be chemists too.
The company notes that all their first dolls will be based in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) because those fields are in dire need of more women, and because early exposure to STEM is extremely important to girls’ eventual success in those fields. However, Miss Possible also plans to create more dolls that show girls all sorts of different ways they can change the world. Hobbs and Eaves, along with the rest of the Miss Possible team, have big ideas for this little start-up doll company. Marie Curie will arrive in January 2015, Bessie Coleman in April 2015, and Ada Lovelace in August 2015. Each doll will come with corresponding activities on the Miss Possible app, with activities in chemistry, physics, and aviation, and are sure to keep your little girl (or boy) entertained for hours. Miss Possible dolls are available for pre-order in the U.S. and Canada right now in the Miss Possible shop.