Around the age of five girls stop believing that they can be anything they want to be. This is called the Dream Gap. Betty Crocker has partnered with Barbie to help inspire girls to explore STEM through baking and culinary science.
Betty Crocker is introducing the Betty Lab based on the belief that the kitchen is the original lab. This platform will offer resources, ideas and inspiration for people to learn and explore right in their own kitchens. For its first initiative, Betty Crocker is partnering with Barbie and the brand’s Dream Gap Project initiative.
“We believe the kitchen is more than a room and baking is just the beginning,” said Stephanie Lensing, Brand Experience Manager, Betty Crocker. “We created BettyLab so that every ‘Betty’ can use their kitchen and the resources they have to unlock new possibilities and potential.”
In 2018, Barbie launched the Barbie Dream Gap Project as a global initiative to give girls the resources and support they need to continue believing in themselves. Now, along with a $100,000 donation that the brand will be making, Betty Crocker is working with the Barbie Dream Gap Project initiative to help inspire all parents to build girls’ confidence in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and beyond through the power of baking and culinary science. To draw attention to this important cause, it is introducing a special edition Betty Crocker + Barbie Dream Gap Project “Baking Better Futures” cake mix that is available at retailers for a limited time.
“As a purpose-driven brand, Barbie is committed to reminding girls across the globe and those around them that they can do anything,” said Diane Reichenberger, Vice President of Consumer Products, Mattel. “Together, Barbie and Betty Crocker can inspire the limitless potential in every girl by making learning even more fun and by dedicating resources to remove barriers for the next generation.”