Kimberly Culmone As Senior Vice President, Global Head of Design at Mattel, Kim sets the creative vision for fashion doll brands including Barbie. She is committed to keeping the brands she leads innovative and reflective of the world kid’s see around them. Throughout her 20-year tenure at the company, Kim has maintained a creative process that emphasizes purpose-driven, human-centric design. In 2015, she championed the most ethnically diverse Barbie Fashionistas line in the brand’s history. In 2016 the introduction of three new body types - curvy, tall and petite - generated 5 billion media impressions worldwide. This bold product reinvention led to a TIME cover, was named one of the “Top 25 Inventions of 2016” by the magazine and received the coveted “Doll of the Year Award” from the Toy Industry Association. Now the most diverse doll brand in the world, the 2019 Barbie line includes dolls that utilize a wheelchair and a doll with a prosthetic limb. Adding dolls with physical disabilities to the line is the latest example of manifesting the brand’s purpose to inspire limitless protentional through play. Kim resides in West Hollywood, California, and is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is passionate about the advancement of women and girls, supports the arts and LGBTQ+ organizations in her community and serves on the board of directors for the Wright Institute Los Angeles, a mental health non-profit.