Every March 8th of the year, the world celebrates the contribution of female pioneers and women who succeeded in the challenges in their lives. It is called International Women’s Day. As per tradition of honoring and commemorating essential days in the history of the world, Google celebrates the International Women’s Day by creating a doodle dedicated to women who have helped shape the world into what it is today.
Google commissioned female artists to ‘create stunning images of inspiring quotes’ from influential women around the world. The lettered quotes are displayed in captivating and modern typographies based on women’s native language with subtitles, of course.
Starting March 8, midnight in your local time, you will begin
The Google Doodle features women from all fields and eras – writers, scholars, artists, athletes, and much more. This Friday, Google showcases some of the women who have changed history and have broken glass ceilings to pave a way to the success and survival of their community, craft, and passion.
HERE ARE THE 13 WOMEN IN TODAY’S GOOGLE DOODLE:
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”DR. MAE JEMISON
Dr. Mae Jemison is an American astronaut and physician who has served as an inspiration to many black young women. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she served as an astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. After graduating medical school and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 until 1987.
“Let nothing bind you in the world other than your highest inner truth.”EMMA HERWEGH
Emma Herwegh is a notable woman in Germany’s rich history. She was a German salonniére and letter writer who participated in the 1848 uprisings, undertaking at least one secret quasi-diplomatic mission on behalf of the “Legion of German democrats.”
“I matter. I matter equally. Not ‘if only,’ not ‘as long as.’ I matter. Full stop.”CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist, writer of short stories, and nonfiction. She has written the novels Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah, the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck, and the book-length essay We Should All Be Feminists. She appeared in Beyonce’s music video reading her poetry about racism and feminism.
“Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly?”FRIDA KAHLO
Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican artist who painted many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country’s popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society.
“Wings are freedom only when they are wide open in flight. On one’s back, they are a heavyweight.”MARINA TSVETAEVA
Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva was a Russian and Soviet poet. Her work is considered among some of the greatest in twentieth-century Russian literature. She lived through and wrote of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Moscow famine that followed it.
“The future can awaken in a more beautiful way than the past.”GEORGE SAND
George Sand, born as Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, is best known by her nom de plume. George Sand was a French novelist, memoirist, and socialist.
“Courage calls to courage everywhere.”MILLICENT FAWCETT
Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett GBE was a British intellectual, political leader, activist, and writer. She is primarily known for her work as a campaigner for women’s suffrage. Fawcett, a suffragist, took a moderate line regarding women’s rights but was a tireless campaigner.
“Do not say you are weak, because you are a woman.”MARY KOM
Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte, better known as Mary Kom is an Indian Olympic boxer from Manipur. She is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships.
“I really believe in the idea of the future.”ZAHA HADID
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid DBE RA was an Iraqi-British architect. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She
“I am stronger than myself.”CLARICE LISPECTOR
Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian novelist and short story writer acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories. Born to a Jewish family in Podolia in Western Ukraine, as an infant, she moved to Brazil with her family, amidst the disasters engulfing her native land following the First World War.
“We are too precious to let disappointments enter our minds.”NL BENO ZEPHINE
Beno Zephine N L is an Indian Diplomat, who is the first 100% visually challenged Indian Foreign Service Officer.
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality.”YOKO ONO
Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist. Her work also encompasses performance art, which she performs in both English and Japanese and filmmaking. Singer-songwriter John Lennon of the Beatles was her third husband.