Founded in 1948, the name is a portmanteau of the founders' names Harold Matson and Elliot Handler
Originally sold picture frames and dollhouse furniture
Donates millions to children's hospitals and charities
Top: In 2007, lead paint was found on millions of Mattel's toys made in China. Left: Pie chart of Mattel's costs due to the 2007 crisis. Right: Mattel's new line of inclusive Barbies introduced in 2016.
After finding toys contaminated with lead paint in 2007, Mattel recalled 18 million products
The victim of declining sales and critique of feminist groups for years, Barbie recently combated this with a more inclusive line of dolls that includes varied body types, hair textures, and ethnicities
One of the main subsidiaries of Mattel
Inclusive and education-foused culture
Won dozens of awards for their products in the past 4 years
President: Katy Dickson
Dolls from American Girl's Historical series (some of the dolls pictured are now discontinued).
About the Internship
Located in Chicago
Learn key parts of running a retail business and design a business concept
Interning at a self-aware company with excellent recent improvement would be an invaluable experience
"Awards." American Girl. American Girl, n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2017.