Tomorrow, March 8th is International Women’s Day and Google has a special Google logo, aka Google Doodle, for the day. The logo is going live 12 hours early on all Google properties around the world, in order to make sure those who don’t go to Google on Saturday see it the day before.
The Doodle is heavily animated and features a 90-second video showing how women have historically been underrepresented in almost all fields. Here is that video.
It is interesting Google is posting this because just the other day a study came out showing only 17% of Google Doodles in the past two years had women in them. Team lead Ryan Germick agreed with the study, saying “We’ve been working to fix the imbalance in our doodles.”
In this Doodle Google has featured over 100 women, they include:Cee Chatpawee, TV host, IT Princess, ThailandChinaza Godwin Christiana, Student, NigeriaEaskey Britton, Surfer and the first woman to surf in Iran, PhD and doctoral candidate, IrelandRahimah Yussof, Developer group leader, BruneiChen Yuhong, School teacher, ChinaNaho Okamoto, Jewelry designer, JapanMary Kom, Five-time World Boxing champion, IndiaFunlayo Adewale, Canteen owner, NigeriaJennifer Luo & Yi-hsin Chen, Mothers to be, TaiwanAlifiyah Ganjee, Developer group leader, KenyaKarnataka State Home Guard, IndiaAna Cecilia Castillo, Developer group leader, GuatemalaRivka Carmi, President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, IsraelCamila Batmanghelidjh, Founded the place2be and Kids Company, caring for 17,000 children, UK/IranDalia Grybauskaite, President of LithuaniaSarah Sechan, TV personality and entertainer, IndonesiaShoko Uemura, Under-23 Women’s Football Team member, JapanJanet Mock, Trans woman rights activist and author, USAHarusoga Fujima, Professional Nihon Buyo dancer (traditional dance), JapanMara Gabrilli, Congresswoman & Brazil’s spokesperson for people with disabilities, BrazilMaria da Penha, Women’s rights advocate, named the law protecting women from domestic violence, BrazilViviane Senna, Entrepreneur and founder of NGOs, BrazilMarta Silva, Awarded multiple times by FIFA golden ball as best female soccer player in the world, BrazilStudents, GuatemalaMaia Sandu, Minister of education, MoldovaChamki, Adventurous and inquisitive schoolgirl muppet, IndiaChristine Van Broeckhoven, Molecular biologist, BelgiumTanha Islam, Aspiring engineer, BangladeshJake Feinler, Former head of Network Information Center at Stanford and Internet Hall of Fame member, USAIryna Velychko, Galyna Korniyenko & Marina Derkach, Developer group organizers, UkraineMarisa Mill�n, Proud grandma, SpainNoelle Wenceslao, Janet Belarmino & Carina Dayondon, First Filipinas to climb Mount Everest, PhilippinesClarisse Reille, Managing Director of French Professional Committee for Apparel Economy Development, FranceGesche Joost, Professor of Design Research and one of Germany’s “100 masterminds of tomorrow”, GermanyDora, ExplorerNogah Dufresne, Multinational baby, France/IsraelTooba Shaikh, Aspiring Developer, PakistanKatelyn Donnelly, Executive Director of the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, USA/UKCatherine Koo, Chairlady of United Christian College Parents Teachers Association, Hong KongRoba Al Assi, Blogger, JordanSOS Lambrate, Ambulance volunteers, ItalyCamila Bernal Villegas, Director of the CRAN Foundation and cancer survivor, ColombiaMalala Yousafzai, Education activist, PakistanAshaji, Holds a Guinness World Record as most recorded artist in music history, IndiaNonna Grishaeva, Actress, comedian and singer, RussiaNdileka Xameni, Runs an orphanage, South africaIpek Hanim’s Farm, Business woman turned farmer and her village , TurkeyProf. Jacqueline A. Oduol, Gender expert fighting for Women’s and children’s rights, KenyaMartha Debayle, Radio personality, named one of the 50th most powerful women in Mexico by Forbes, MexicoAlenka Godec, One of the most prominent jazz and pop singers in Slovenia, SloveniaZakeeya Patel, Actress, dancer and winner of South Africa’s Strictly Come Dancing 2013, South AfricaAstrid Sartiasari, Singer, IndonesiaJenny Chan, Ella Wong & Ching Hoi Man, Spokeswomen, Hong Kong Isadora Faber, Education activist, 14 years old, BrazilRefiloe Khaoli, Copyrighter, South AfricaSerena Gu, Grace Liang & Sharon Tam, University start-ups advocates, Hong KongAnne Geddes, Renowned photographer and women’s advocate, AustraliaCecilia Chung, Social justice & human rights activist, HK/USDiaa Elyaacoubi, Serial entrepreneur, named Entrepreneur of the Year 2004, FranceRos Juan, Entrepreneur and Social advocate, PhilippinesFunmi Victor-Okigbo, Events Production Designer, NigeriaChen Junlan and QiQiGe, Office workers andproudd mothers, ChinaTarryn Tomlinson, Inspiring quadriplegic working with disadvantaged youth, South AfricaZahira Asmal, Founder of Design South Africa, South AfricaFoluso Olaniyan, Agricultural pioneer, NigeriaJirawadee Sudta, Awarded National Excellent Youth in law and protection of children’s rights, Thailand