Google marked the International Women’s Day 2017 by paying a tribute to the female pioneers who paved way for the women to where they are today. Today doodle is a slideshow that honours 13 remarkable women from across the globe. Though these women have been honoured indivGoogle marked the International Women’s Day 2017 by paying a tribute to the female pioneers who ‘paved way for the women to where we are today’.idually in their respective countries, it is the first time that they are being featured collectively.
According to Google, the women featured in today’s doodle are not a household name. However, each of them has made a mark in their respective fields.
The women featured in today’s doodle include– American journalist, suffragist, and civil rights activist, Ida Wells; Egypt’s first female pilot, Lotfia El Nadi; Mexican painter and activist, Frida Kahlo; Italian-born Brazilian architect, Lina Bo Bardi; Soviet scientist and researcher, Olga Skorokhodova; South African singer and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba; American astronaut and the first woman in space, Sally Ride; Turkish archaeologist and the first Muslim woman to compete in the Olympics, Halet Cambel; English mathematician, writer, and the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace; Indian classical dancer and choreographer, Rukmini Devi; Argentine physician, reformer, and the first woman in Argentina to receive a medical degree, Cecilia Grierson; Korean lawyer & activist, Lee Tai-young; and French tennis champion Suzanne Lenglen.
Google also gave a history lesson explaining the origin of Women’s Day. The tech giant in a blog post wrote that the practice of observing a day dedicated to women began in 1908, when a group of women gathered in the New York City, US demanding fair pay, better working conditions and the right to vote. Their quest sparked similar incidents in other countries as well, following which the first official International Women’s Day was celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911.