International Women's Day 2017: Google pays tribute to women in tech industry

Six in 10 women say they rejected the idea of entering tech world due to lack of information while for men the number is four in 10

Google took the opportunity to celebrate the International Women's day and paid tribute to some of the female pathfinders who broke the stereotype and curved the way for modern women.

The search giant has created a very special doodle on their homepage, comprised of 13 remarkable women from history, who belong to different countries, background and professions but left profound impressions on the world in their unique ways.

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The list includes many 'firsts' in world. They are:

Ida Wells: African-American journalist, suffragist and one of the earliest leaders of Civil Rights Movement.

Lotfia El Nadi: An Egyptian aviator, who was the first American woman as well as the first Arab woman to earn a pilot license.

Frida Kahlo: Mexican painter and activist

Lina Bo Bardi : Italian-born Brazilian modernist architect

Olga Skorokhodova: Soviet Union scientist, therapist, teacher and writer, who produced remarkable research in the field of deaf and blind communication. She lost her vision and hearing ability at the age of five due to meningitis.

Miriam Makeba: South African singer, UN goodwill ambassador and a civil rights activist.

Sally Ride: Anerican physicist and astronaut, who became the first American woman in space in 1983.

Halet Çambel: Turkish archeologist and fencer. She was the first Muslim woman to compete in the Olympic Games.

Ada Lovelace: English mathematician and writer and also the first computer programmer of the world. She was the first to recognize that Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general purpose computer had applications beyond pure calculation and created the first ever algorithm for that such a machine.

Rukmini Devi: Bharatnatyam dancer and theosophist from India, who revived the Indian Indian classical dance. She was also an animal rights activist.

Cecilia Grierson: Argentine physician, reformer and well-known freethinker, who was the first woman in Argentina to earn a medical degree.

Lee Tai-young: First female lawyer and first female judge of Korea and a women's rights activist. She also founded the first legal aid centre in the country.

Suzanne Lenglen: French tennis player, who won 31 championship titles between 1914 and 1926. She was the lady responsible for popularizing the sport.

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The first International Women's Day was celebrated at New York City in 1908, when a group of women gathered to demand fair pay, better work condition and right to vote. In 1911, the first official International Women's Day rallies were held in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland.

The theme of International Women's Day 2017 is #BeBoldForChange. It demands individuals and organizations to take bold actions to help the progress of women and drive better outcomes for women.


One of the biggest themes observed by the Women's Day is the gender imbalance in the field of science and technology.

Only a 25 per cent of women say they would consider a career in technology industry compared to 62 per cent of men, while only 3 per cent women say it's their first choice of career compared to 15 per cent of men, said a new PwC research.

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The report also says that this gender gap actually starts from school and gets worse with time.

Most of the women do not intend to take part in this field because simply they feel they were not informed enough about the field while growing up.

Six in 10 women say they rejected the idea of entering tech world due to lack of information while for men the number is four in 10. Jon Andrews, head of technology and investments at PwC: "Getting more females into technology doesn't just make smart business sense, it means that organizations can develop and deliver emerging technology solutions based on a broader range of perspectives that are fit for their entire customer base."