Google is celebrating International Women's Day with an inspiring video on its homepage Doodle, which features women and girls from different parts of the world talking about their ambitions in life. The Internet search titan also started March 8 the hashtag campaign #OneDayIWill, dedicated to women, and visited 13 countries and asked 337 women and girls to complete the sentence, "One day I will..."
The Doodle shows the Google logo surrounded by sketches of women, with the second "O" in the company's logo carrying a "play" button. When you hit it, a video starts playing wherein women from different parts of the world share their aspirations in their native languages. From young girls to grandmothers from different cities â€” San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Lagos, Moscow, Cairo, Berlin, London, Paris, Jakarta, Bangkok, New Delhi and Tokyo â€” various woman are featured in the video.
"Each new city brought more 'One day I will's, more signature dance moves, more hugs, more high-fives. The aspirations we heard were as varied as the women and girls who shared them, from the very personalâ€”swim with pigs in the Bahamasâ€”to the very globalâ€”give a voice to those who can't speakâ€”and everything in between," Lydia Nichols and Liat Ben-Rafael from the Doodle team wrote on the company's official blog post Monday. "When it was done, we found that our own 'One day I will...'s had grown bigger and richer, inspired by the women we'd met."
In the video, Google has also featured some renowned personalities, including British primatologist Jane Goodall, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and activist Muzoon Almellehan, who talk about their ambitions with a sentence that starts with "One day I will..."
Google's #OneDayIWill is reportedly aimed at encouraging all women to share their aspirations with the world.
"You never know, you could be the subject of a Doodle yourself someday," Nichols and Ben-Rafael said.