Star Barbie Power: Ava DuVernay Doll Already Sold Out
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

“Selma” director Ava DuVernay has become a superstar not only on the Hollywood scene but also in the toy world. Her Barbie doll went on sale yesterday and as of this morning has reportedly sold out.

She is among power women including Kristin Chenoweth, Emmy Rossum, Trisha Yearwood, Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen, and fashion designer Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser featured in the “Sheroes” series of dolls.

DuVernay has been nominated for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, five Critics Choice awards, eight NAACP Image Awards and five Independent Spirit Awards and stands as a forerunner in her industry.



Social media is abuzz about the doll and its popularity, with some lamenting the fact that they couldn’t purchase the doll before it sold out. Check out a few updates below:





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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.