International Women’s Day Gets Major Push From Google


Google’s homepage logo today is a tribute to International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th since the early 1900’s. The Google Doodle (as they call their logo reinterpretations) is driving traffic to the official IWD website for an overview of the range of events and activities taking place around the world today, and you can also participate virtually on Facebook and Twitter (hashtags: #IWD or #IWD12).

One must-read snapshot today comes from the Worldwatch Institute: 12 innovations that are “helping women get access to credit, improve their incomes, feed their families, introduce sustainable crops to markets, and reduce rural poverty.”

Google is also inviting students to submit their designs for the annual Doodle 4 Google competition. This year’s theme: “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”

And below, check out how Dove celebrated IWD in Asia.[more]

The idea behind Dove’s campaign: “In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Dove invited women to share their stories of the important women in their lives. What they didn’t know was that we also invited the very people they were talking about… to listen in while they expressed how they really felt! With this, we’ve created a truly touching and emotional video that shows us what true beauty is all about. So this March 8th, let’s all take the precious opportunity to appreciate and honour the truly beautiful women in our lives.”