Google has gone above and beyond for International Women’s Day, creating a new doodle celebrating some of history’s most influential and inspiring female figures.
Google is well-known for its nostalgic and awareness-raising doodles, and Wednesday’s one features eight illustrated panels showcasing some famous women.
The list of women featured is:
Loftia ElNadi, famed Egyptian aviator and the first female African pilot.
Ida B. Wells, American anti-lynching journalist and early feminist hero.
Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer.
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.
Lina Bo Bardi, the modernist Brazilian architect known for her Glass House.
Cecelia Grierson, first Argentine woman to receive a medical degree.
Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s self-portraying goddess of art.
Olga Skorokhodova, blind and deaf Russian scientist.
Halet Çambel, archaeologist and the first Muslim woman to compete at the Olympics.
Lee Tai-young, Korea’s first female lawyer and an avid women’s rights activist.
Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian art revivalist and dancer.
Suzanne Lenglen, arguably the greatest female tennis player of all time.
Rounding off the list is South Africa’s own beloved Miriam Makeba, the legendary singer and activist who gave a voice to those suffering under the apartheid regime.
This year’s International Women’s Day asks women to #BeBoldForChange, in a world where – quite unbelievably – gender inequality persists in all societies.