About Us

Our Mission:

Girls Explore is dedicated to the idea that kids, especially girls, can do or be anything they want.

Girls Explore broadens the horizon of possibilities for girls through role models in major fields of science, sports, the arts, the humanities, and business and professions. Each role is a reflection of the woman who is a leader in her field and we hope our women role model dolls spark topics of interest and education for girls and boys to explore their potential.

Along with the information on our website, we have developed dolls based on contemporary and historical women role models. These dolls are modeled after real women and can be used for play or just collecting. As well as the dolls, children can enjoy the biography, activity pack, and accessory that accompany each doll. We believe that play and visual materials can encourage girls and boys to explore many areas and develop positive role models for life.

As young people read the biographies on the women they are learning what it takes to succeed in certain fields and the values that will help them throughout life. They also become aware of the many different careers as options for themselves.

Our Roots:

Sitting around the holiday table during the fall of 2002, my sisters and I were lamenting the lack of certain types of toys for girls. After several decades in corporate America, including being a computer programmer at IBM, I looked around and noticed how few women sat beside me. From personal experience we knew the difficulty girls have in finding role models and getting good information about careers, often resulting in limited ambitions. Over the next several months that conversation and others led to the concept for Girls Explore.

Realistic Faces and Bodies

We have developed dolls based on contemporary and historical women role models.  Our dolls have lifelike faces created from 3D computer scans, and historical photographs are authorized images, and have historically accurate costumes.

Here's an example from Dr. Dot Richardson, who we scanned at Cornell University.We believe using realistic faces and bodies reinforces positive body images in children. Play and visual materials with realistic body types can encourage girls and boys to explore many areas and develop positive role models for life.



Girls Explore offers biographies on each person represented in the doll collection, as well as more biographies on our blog.  

Educational Packages

If you're a teacher, home schooler, scout leader, or after school activities coordinator, we offer several educational packages with teacher guides to assist you.  All packages were created by a Cornell MBA with a M.Ed., Elementary Education from Vanderbilt University, elementary teacher and reviewed by master teachers. 


Stay in Touch

  1. We'd love to see how your kids are playing with our toys on Pinterest, or Twitter.  Follow us there for even more resources to inspire the young people in your life.
  2. Join our email list for discounts, ideas and news to help inspire kids, and updates as we grow. 
  3. If you'd like to know more about Girls Explore, or have suggestions for us, or need a custom order, please contact me personally via email at Info@Girls-Explore.com
  4. Currently We are only authorized to sell in North America, but do let us know if you have interest and live elsewhere!

Thank you for visiting the site, and let me know how we're doing as we inspire more girls to reach for the stars!


Randy Allen, Founder Girls Explore LLC