Google Doodle gets it right for International Women's Day

The video, which features more than 100 women, is a welcome departure from Google's sexist doodles

Sarah Gray
March 7, 2014 11:35PM (UTC)

The often sexist Google Doodle got it right for International Women's Day, which is celebrated on March 8. Google often creates special animations to celebrate important people, holidays and exciting innovations. Today's Google logo contains the Venus sign and is accompanied by a video featuring women of all ages, nationalities and career paths. From Janet Mock and Malala Yousafzai to Dora the Explorer, the more than 100 women wish viewers "Happy International Women's Day." International Women's Day has been celebrated since 1911 and this year's theme is "Inspiring Change."

According to the Independent the video was "compiled by footage sent in" and "features music by Belgian group Zap Mama." Ryan Germick, the Google Doodle team leader, told the Telegraph that creating an appropriate animation was no easy feat.  He said they wanted to "provide a glimpse of what some women across the world are doing," but added that ,"A 20-part DVD wouldn't have scratched the surface." This video celebrates female innovation, and can be viewed below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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