It’s International Women’s Day today and, to mark the occasion, today’s Google Doodle is celebrating the achievements of women throughout history under the hashtag #OneDayIWill.
International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the achievements of women, which are often simply not known about by many people.
For example, over the past week or so you would have seen Siliconrepublic.com’s lists of some pretty incredible women, which culminated in yesterday’s Women Invent 100 list of the women in tech whose names you need to know.
Equally praise-worthy was the Irish Research Council’s (IRC) infographic of 14 Irish scientists who were trailblazers for the gender in an even more male-dominated field.
With today’s Doodle, however, Google is not looking to the established women out there, but rather the next generation of girls and women who’ll be looking to make their mark in the world.
‘One day I will…’
Today’s Google Doodle simply asked girls and women across the world to complete the sentence, “One day I will…”
“From toddlers to grandmothers, the women in San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Lagos, Moscow, Cairo, Berlin, London, Paris, Jakarta, Bangkok, New Delhi and Tokyo all sparkled with personality,” explained Google.
If you were watching closely, then you might have spotted some of the women included in the video who, despite being household names, still have dreams and aspirations they’re waiting to fulfil.
The most notable of which was Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize who, along with her fellow founder of the Malala Fund, Muzoon Almellehan, is still working fearlessly toward a future where every girl can go to school.
If inspirational words and actions calling for greater diversity, not just for women, is your bag, then don’t forget to check out Inspirefest, taking place from 30 June – 2 July this year.
Women Invent is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Intel, Open Eir (formerly Eircom Wholesale), Fidelity Investments, Accenture and CoderDojo.
Inspirefest is Silicon Republic’s international event connecting sci-tech professionals passionate about the future of STEM. Join us again from 30 June to 2 July 2016 for fresh perspectives on leadership, innovation and diversity. Get your Early Bird tickets now.