Google Celebrates International Women’s Day with a Doodle

The world's favorite browser illustrates the dreams of women around the world

Google's International Women's Day 2016 Doodle

Google’s International Women’s Day 2016 Doodle. (Screenshot: Google)

Since Google first altered its logo to commemorate the 1998 Burning Man festival, quirky Google Doodles have become an everyday fixture on the web. From an interactive game of Pac Man to artistic recreations, to designs that simplify the logo down to its geometry, Google Doodles have brought a friendly face to browsing the Internet. For this year’s International Women’s Day, Google tackled the immense task of showcasing the diverse dreams of women around the world through a doodle.

To create the doodle, Google traveled to 13 cities around the world to ask 337 girls to finish the sentence “One day I will…” The video shows women of different ages, personalities, backgrounds and stages in life, speaking in their native language. From wanting to play Major League Baseball, to traveling the world, to becoming a mother, the women share their personal and global dreams with accompanying doodles to illustrate what is to come. Though no subtitles share the stage with the featured women, the doodles illuminate their words, making them understandable by all cultures.

The video also includes guest appearances by groundbreaking female activists, including anthropologist Jane Goodall–who hopes to discuss the environment with Pope Francis–and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and activist Muzoon Almellehan, who hope to see every girl in school.

Google’s doodle commemorates the United Nations-backed day that celebrates women and their past, present and future achievements. International Women’s Day has become a symbolic day for women’s equality and progress in women’s rights. The commemorative doodle gives faces to the women who are fighting for women’s rights, whether through activism or dreaming of a limitless future.

Google hopes to continue the conversation, encouraging women to share their dreams   with the accompanying hashtag, #OneDayIWill. There are currently over 1,500 tagged tweets sharing Google’s Doodle and the dreams of women of the world.

Google Celebrates International Women’s Day with a Doodle