The tech giant, Google on International Women’s Day has created a special doodle that shows the series of firsts by women in world history. The doodle shows a video of women who dared to dream in their respective fields of expertise including science, art, education, sports among others.
In an official post Google said, “While some firsts achieve something spectacularly new, others are receiving a recognition or right that is long overdue.”
Explaining today’s Google Doodle, illustrated by Helene Leroux, Google says, “From the first woman astronaut to the first woman to climb Mount Everest, in the past year, the world searched for ‘the first woman’ more than ever before. See how Google is celebrating the women who have achieved historical firsts, as well as the many who have come after them.”
The tech giant notes, “today’s annual International Women’s Day Doodle takes a journey through a series of firsts in women’s history—highlighting female pioneers who have challenged the status quo and paved the way in education, civil rights, science, art, and so much more. (sic).” It further notes, “The video Doodle pays homage to these (s)heroes by depicting the hands that have opened the doors for generations of women. While some firsts achieve something spectacularly new, others are receiving a recognition or right that is long overdue. (sic).”
International Women’s Day 2021: Significance
“Suffragists, academics, gold medalists, entrepreneurs, and more—today’s Doodle celebrates the women around the world who overcame the obstacles of their time to create a lasting legacy. These firsts stand on the shoulders of countless others—women who laid the foundation, in the past, for today’s doors to be finally opened and glass ceilings broken. In honor of the trailblazers of the past, present, and future—Happy International Women’s Day,” Google further explains.
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.