Google encourages 'power of women' with their Women's Day Doodle

Kaveri Gopalakrishnan

Kaveri Gopalakrishnan

"Last year Google celebrated the day with a Doodle honouring the female pioneers who've gotten us where we are today", it writes in a release.

The illustration that adorns Google's search page will feature a series of visual narratives from 12 female artists.

"This year, we wanted to bring forward unheard stories and voices, and to celebrate women's collective experiences with all of their commonalities and differences".

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There is an urgent need to highlight "women role models" who are relatable, so that more women get inspired and come forward to utilise economic opportunity, grow and succeed in their businesses, which can ultimately help bridge the gender gap in our society, says a top executive at Google India.

Hideaway by Kaveri Gopalakrishnan. Image from Instagram/@kaverigeewhiz
Hideaway by Kaveri Gopalakrishnan is another artwork based on the same memory as the Google Doodle. Image from Instagram/@kaverigeewhiz

After a user views a story, a small check mark appears next to it to make it easy to keep track of which stories they've read and which they haven't.

8th march is marked as the global women's day, so on this occasion, Google has chose to feature the work of 12 women artist across the world through interactive doodles.

The Google Doodle project also issued an open call to all storytellers to share their own personal accounts of moment, individuals or events that impacted their lives as women, along with the hashtag #HerStoryOurStory.

IWD celebrates the women's rights movement and the date March 8 was adopted by the United Nations in 1975.

The theme for Moletsane's Doodle is "Audacity" and deals with the unexpected - Moletsane has introduced a woman into a traditional male ritual setting.

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