Every year on March 8, people worldwide celebrate International Women’s Day. It is also a day to honour women who have had a major impact on our lives as mothers, wives, sisters, or friends. This year, Google is celebrating the numerous ways that women help one another on this International Women’s Day with a special doodle.
In the animated doodle, women are seen stargazing, a doctor and her patient, two mothers feeding their children, a woman politician speaking on a pedestal, and women at a protest demonstration. “Today’s Doodle honors International Women’s Day by celebrating many ways in which women support women. The vignettes within each “GOOGLE” letter highlight just a few of the many areas in which women around the world support each other to progress and improve each other’s quality of life,” Google Doodle wrote.
The Google Doodle on Women’s Day 2023 has been illustrated by Doodle Artist Alyssa Winans. “Our theme this year was “women supporting women”, so I was able to spend a lot of time reflecting on all the ways I’ve been supported by the other women in my life,” she said.
Winans further said, “One thing I was thinking about is that a few people around me in the past few years have had children, and have started talking about how complicated it was to navigate. Breastfeeding? Formula? In public? Workplaces? So I did want to use one of the letters for two women feeding their children on the homepage as a nod to that experience.”
“I know the full experience of what it means to be a woman certainly can’t all be captured in one image, so I hope it’s merely a jumping off point to reflect on how broad, complex, nuanced, and powerful the notion of womanhood is,” she added.
The official Twitter page of Google sharing the doodle wrote, “Celebrating women who grow and build together, and support each other; today, tomorrow, and everyday.”
This year’s UN theme is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.” It emphasises how technology is important for promoting rights, but a growing gender disparity in the digital sphere is having an influence on everything from women’s work possibilities to online safety.