This is the Google doodle from 2013 that celebrated International Women’s Day. We celebrate this year on Saturday, March 8. It has been a national holiday since 1918 in some countries. Here’s a link to the official site.
Moira Forbes wrote a great piece in Forbes magazine about how women are making progress in business. For example, women now lead some huge, high-profile companies including HP, Yahoo, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, BAE and General Motors. Read her article on 10 reasons to be excited about women’s progress here.
Forbes also pointed out that Janet Yellen is the first woman Federal Reserve Chairman and a lot of women are hitting the Forbes billionaire’s list which includes Christy Walton, of Wal-Mart; Lillian Bettencourt, of L’Oreal; and Alice Walton, of Wal-Mart — all in the top 20.
Want to learn more about International Women’s Day? Follow #womensday and @womensday on Twitter or follow on Facebook at facebook/internationalwomensday. And discussions abound on LinkedIn/internationalwomensday.
Happy International Women’s Day!