A trailblazing film director. A snowboarding champion. A pioneering mathematician for NASA. An iconic artist. Barbie is marking International Women's Day by honoring some of the inspiring women of the present and the past.

The brand announced on Tuesday — just ahead of International Women's day — that it has chosen 17 modern-day and historic role models to honor with a doll in their likeness.

The 14 new honorees of the brand's "Shero" program are: Patty Jenkins, director of "Wonder Woman;" Chloe Kim, who won an Olympic gold medal in snowboarding last month at age 17; Bindi Irwin, the Australian conservationist; British boxing champion Nicola Adams; Turkish windsurfing champion Cagla Kubat; French Michelin-starred chef Helene Darroze; Chinese volleyball champion Hui Ruoqi; German fashion designer Leyla Piedayesh; Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa; Polish author and journalist Martyna Wojciechowska; Italian soccer player Sara Gama; Chinese actress and philanthropist Xiaotong Guan; Chinese ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan; and Vicky Martin Berrocal, Spanish designer and entrepreneur.

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In celebration and anticipation of International Women's Day, Barbie is honouring inspiring female figures both past and present with a line dolls in their likeness. Aviator Amelia Earhart; artist Frida Kahlo; and mathematician Katherine Johnson are among the trailblazing women of the past included in the series. Present-day "sheroes" include: US snowboarding Olympic gold medallist Chloe Kim; Turkish windsurfing champion Cagla Kubat and British boxer Nicola Adams.

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The brand's new "Inspiring Women" series is honoring pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart; celebrated artist Frida Kahlo; and Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician who broke race and gender barriers. Johnson, who is now 99, was featured in the recent movie "Hidden Figures." These dolls come with educational information about the contributions each has made to society.

"Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real-life role models to remind them that they can be anything," wrote Lisa McKnight, general manager of the Barbie brand, in a news release.

Who are the female role models in Connecticut that have inspired you? From opera singers to politicians and pilots, there's some great possibilities for future dolls among our local notables, including:

Marian Anderson, 1897 – 1993: An opera prodigy, Marian Anderson first sang at church functions and social events in Connecticut. In 1933, she embarked on a European tour where she quickly found fame. In 1955, she became the first black woman to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Ella T. Grasso, 1919 – 1981: In 1974, Ella Tambussi Grasso, the daughter of Italian immigrants, ran for governor of Connecticut and won, becoming the first woman in the nation to be elected governor in her own right. She was posthumously inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1993.

Click through the slideshow to see more women trailblazers from Connecticut. Please feel free to add suggestions for future Barbie role models in the comment section.