Google celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016 • 7:00 am

It’s International Women’s Day (Mother’s Day in eastern Europe and Russia), and Google has celebrated with a video describing the aspirations of women and girls throughout the world. Click on the screenshot below to see it.


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The video notes:

Over the years, Doodles have marked the achievements of women in science, civil rights, journalism, sports, arts, technology and beyond. But for our 2016 International Women’s Day Doodle, we wanted to celebrate the next generation of Doodle-worthy women—the engineers, educators, leaders, movers and shakers of tomorrow.

So we visited 13 cities around the world and asked 337 girls and women to complete the sentence “One Day I Will…” Then, we made this video.

From San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Lagos, Moscow, Cairo, Berlin, London, Paris, Jakarta, Bangkok, New Delhi and Tokyo, the women we met make up a diverse mosaic of personalities, ages and backgrounds. And their aspirations are just as varied—ranging from the global to the very personal, from discovering more digits of pi to becoming a mother to giving a voice to those who can’t speak.

We also asked some more familiar figures to participate, including anthropologist Jane Goodall—who wants to discuss the environment with the Pope—and Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai and activist Muzoon Almellehan, who are working fearlessly toward a future where every girl can go to school. Despite already impressive accomplishments under their belts, these women continue to dream big.

Creators: Lydia Nichols, Helene Leroux & Liat Ben-Rafael.
Original music: Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs).

The Doodle Page has a bunch of “behind the scenes” videos (one below), and shows that, unlike most Doodles, this one reaches every country in the world (except, presumably, North Korea). This video was filmed in New Delhi, where I’ll be in exactly ten days. The tower is the Qutb Minar, a minaret that dates back to 1220 AD.


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