Barbie ‘I Can Be…’ Event a Great Success

More than 75 girls explored a variety of careers at GSGWM’s Bedford headquarters Saturday, August 9. The career day was part of a celebration of Girl Scouts’ partnership with Mattel and the newest Girl Scout Barbie.

Barbie has had almost 150 careers in her lifetime, and Mattel and Girl Scouts of the USA want girls to know that they can “Be anything, and do everything.”   

Girls donned firefighter “turnout” gear, sat in the driver’s seat of a race car, built gum-drop and toothpick structures and tested their sturdiness with pennies, brushed giant teeth, counted bones, made bookmarks, explored the odds with a mathematician, designed Barbie fashions out of duct tape, and more. Thank you to everyone who came and presented!


Laurie Sanborn - NH State Representative

Kimberly Smith - Project Engineer at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

Olivia Nightingale - Police Officer Bedford Police Dept.

Sue Marden - Firefighter/EMT Bedford Fire Dept.

Kathleen Hillery - Petty Officer First Class, U.S. Navy

Beverly Aiman - Dental Assistant at Conway Family Dental Care          

Karyn Martin - Statistician

Irene Orzano - M.D. at Concord Orthopaedics, PA

Jennifer Ericsson - Children's Book Author

Taylor Martin - Race Car Driver

Jaymie Frederick - MarineBbiologist (Jaymie is also an alumna of our Coastal Rompers program!)

Dawn Zebuhr - Former U.S. Air Force Pilot