Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Literary Festival--Barbie Business Lunch
Washington DCJCC

O-LMD-BarbieTuesday, October 20

Robin Gerber | Barbie and Ruth
Noon | Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall
$10, Discounted Members/Seniors/Under 25 $8

Bring a dairy lunch and help celebrate Barbie’s 50th birthday! Bring a new Barbie doll to donate to an underprivileged child in Washington, DC.

She’s an international icon sold in 140 countries at the rate of three dolls every second. But how did Barbie become such a worldwide phenomenon?  Barbie and Ruth is the first biography of Ruth Handler, the visionary entrepreneur who brought Barbie to life and created one of the world’s most successful toy companies. A competitive business pioneer, Handler applied her acumen to creating groundbreaking prosthetics for breast cancer survivors after a scandal forced her out O-LMD-Robin Gerberof Mattel. Author Robin Gerber has written several books and is a senior fellow in Executive Education at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park.

“Gerber’s smoothly-written biography paints a fearless business woman as devoted wife, a too-busy mother and rock-‘em-sock‘em executive.”
--New York Post

Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J's Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service.

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

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