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International Women's Day 2017: Google Doodle celebrates female pioneers

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London [UK] | March 8, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Google commemorates International Women's Day by putting together a Doodle slideshow to celebrate some of the female pioneers who have paved the way for women today.

It brings together images of 13 remarkable women from history and the internet search giant says each of them have "made a mark in her own way".

"They pursued a range of professions and passions and hailed from an array of backgrounds and countries. In fact, all of these women have been featured in individual doodles in the past, but often only in their countries of origin. So today we're taking the opportunity to share their stories with everyone."

Google continues: "After all, that's part of the original spirit of International Women's Day: giving a voice to women who might not otherwise be heard.

"We hope you enjoy the journey through time and space to learn about these phenomenal women," the statement adds.

The list, as reported by The Independent, includes:

-Ida Wells - American journalist, suffragist, and civil rights activist

-Lotfia El Nadi - Egypt's first female pilot

-Frida Kahlo - Mexican painter and activist

-Lina Bo Bardi - Italian-born Brazilian architect

-Olga Skorokhodova - Soviet scientist and researcher in the field of deaf and blind communication

-Miriam Makeba - South African singer and civil rights activist

-Sally Ride - American astronaut and the first woman in space

-Halet ambel- Turkish archaeologist and the first Muslim woman to compete in the Olympics

-Ada Lovelace - English mathematician, writer, and the world's first computer programmer

-Rukmini Devi - Indian dancer and choreographer credited with reviving Indian classical dance

-Cecilia Grierson - Argentine physician, reformer, and the first woman in Argentina to receive a medical degree

-Lee Tai-young - Korean lawyer and activist who was Korea's first female lawyer and judge

-Suzanne Lenglen - French tennis champion who popularised the sport

One can date the journey of International Women's Day to an incident in 1908, when a group of women demanding fair pay, better working conditions and the right to vote, gathered in New York and then in 1911, when the first official International Women's Day rally was held across Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. (ANI)

 
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