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4 things to remember this International Women's Day and Women's History Month

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From Women's History Month to global International Women's Day celebrations, March is a time to champion the power of women's voices and drive positive change. As you make your plans to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, here are four ways to access inspiring content from the past and even find new voices:

1. Discover women-led storytelling.

The stories we consume shape our understanding of the world. And the stories of women — both historical and contemporary — are inspiring. This Women's History Month, immerse yourself in women's voices and narratives, with help from Google.

YouTube is amplifying women creators across your favorite genres from tech and art to gaming and fitness. You can see some of your favorite channels – and discover a few new voices – by visiting YouTube’s Spotlight Channel. Google TV is also curating a collection of films and shows highlighting women's perspectives — keep an eye out for content recommendations with the tag "Her Power, Her Voice" as well as a special collection featuring Oscar-winning women.

The Google TV interface featuring the Women's History Month: Celebrate Oscar Winners special section. Including movies like Women Talking, I, Tonya and Monster Ball

Google TV’s Oscar Winning Women collection

Google Play's Women's History Month / International Women’s Day hub is featuring curated collections of apps, games and books, alongside editorial content highlighting stories of financial empowerment, leadership and strong female characters in gaming. Don't miss our guest editorial from Sue Khan (Flo) on privacy and data protection.

A photo of two phones, each displaying different sections of Google Play’s Women's History Month / International Women’s Day hub. One is focused on games and empowering apps and the other has images of stories of strength and books to inspire..

Google Play's International Women's Day hub

And continuing on the theme of storytelling, the March 8 Google Doodle, created by artist Sophie Diao, recognizes the power of women sharing wisdom across generations, and highlights industries where women are making impact.

Illustration of a cat and three women of varying ages and races huddled within a large, colorful quilt. The eldest woman is reading from a book. The quilt has symbols within each patch including imagery including a soccer ball, a diploma, a rainbow, and a judicial scale. The Google letters are woven in the quilt.

Google Doodle for International Women’s Day

2. Celebrate women throughout history.

International Women's Day is a great opportunity to explore women's contributions throughout history. For a deeper dive into art by women around the world, explore Google Arts & Culture’s virtual exhibition featuring works from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more. Continue the celebration by rediscovering forgotten trailblazers, from the woman who discovered DNA to history’s most successful pirate.

The navigation pane on the Women in Culture hub, point to four parts: History, Art, Science and Community

Google Arts & Culture’s Women in Culture hub

Then, bring that inspiration into your meetings with a celebratory Google Meet background honoring 13 groundbreaking women — a collaboration between the Google Meet team, Women@Google Employee Resource Group, and the Google Doodle team.

  • Google Doodle's celebrating trailblazing women throughout history

    Stacy Park Milbern (top left) a queer, Korean-American disability justice activist.
    Rasuna Said (top right), a teacher, journalist, and influential political voice for women's rights.
    Lou Andreas-Salomé (bottom left) a pathbreaking Russian-German writer and psychoanalyst.
    Kadambini Ganguly (bottom right) the first Indian woman trained as a physician.

  • Google Doodle's celebrating trailblazing women throughout history

    Maria Tallchief, a member of the Osage Nation and America's first major prima ballerina.

  • Google Doodle's celebrating trailblazing women throughout history

    Eileen Chang (Zhang Ying) (top left) Chinese writer for her prose style and complex themes.
    Ynés Mexía (top right) a Mexican-American botanist who defied danger for plant discoveries.
    Huda Sha'arawi (bottom left) feminist pioneer, founder of the Egyptian Feminist Union.
    Marsha P. Johnson (bottom right) a trailblazing LGBTQ+ rights activist and iconic performer.

  • Google Doodle's celebrating trailblazing women throughout history

    Una Marson, a writer, advocate, and the BBC's first Black woman producer.

  • Google Doodle's celebrating trailblazing women throughout history

    Doris Pilkington Garimara (top left) Martu author who captured the Stolen Generations.
    Alice Salomon (top right) German activist who made social work an academic discipline.
    Buchi Emecheta (bottom) Nigerian-born novelist who wrote over 20 books.

3. Support women-owned businesses and organizations.

Women entrepreneurs and the businesses they lead are a powerful force for innovation and economic growth. You can easily discover women-owned businesses by visiting Google Maps and Search to look for the women-owned attribute. Additionally, we recently announced the first recipients of the Google for Startups Women’s Founder Fund – a group of trailblazing entrepreneurs in India, Japan and Korea who are driving innovation and finding solutions to some of the toughest problems around the world.

Check out these businesses and support those in your own community. Positive reviews and recommendations from people like you can make a huge difference.

4. Learn about allyship in your daily life.

Allyship is about putting words into action and showing support for the women in your life and community. For example, following our release of the Breaking Barriers research, which highlighted the systemic challenges girls and women face in entering fields like computer science, Google is partnering with organizations across five countries that are focused on breaking down these barriers. Our focus includes teacher training, parent engagement, and providing young students with mentors and role models.

You can seek out opportunities to connect with women on topics you're passionate about. Discover inspiring stories of women in tech on this special Womens Techmakers Story Map created by Women Techmakers and Google Maps Platform and attend one of the hundreds of inspiring events for women in tech they're hosting throughout March across the globe.

On March 13th and 14th, join us at our virtual summit highlighting women technologists at Google and within the industry. And get inspired by our Talks at Google Women's History Month playlist on YouTube. We're adding even more empowering talks throughout the month in partnership with Women@Google, so stay tuned.

Women's History Month honors the past and reminds us that progress requires ongoing effort. Even seemingly small acts of mentorship, sponsorship, and support can make a profound difference in advancing women's opportunities. Together, we can contribute to work towards a future where women's contributions and rights are fully respected and celebrated.

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