IWD2021: Inspiring women in tech (and elsewhere)
Yesterday’s Google Doodle honored female pioneers who broke barriers and paved the way for future generations in education, science and more. Today we’re taking time to recognize and reflect on women who inspire us. So without further ado, here are just a few of the women who inspire members of the Qwiklabs and Google team:
- Ruth Bader Ginsberg — the Notorious RBG’s classic image has a story. Ginsburg wore particular collars to denote her opinion on a ruling. Her majority-opinion lace collar was a gift from a former clerk, whereas a mirrored necklace served as her dissent collar.
- Kamala Harris — the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, and the first African American and first Asian American vice president.
- Dolly Parton — when she was born, her family paid the doctor with a sack of oatmeal. Today she has given away more than 100 million books as part of her library — a project to encourage literacy.
- Marie Curie — it was illegal for women to receive higher education when she graduated from high school, so she attended the Flying University, an underground school that operated from 1885 to 1905 in Warsaw.
- Jane Goodall — took an unorthodox approach in her field research, immersing herself in chimpanzees’ habitat and their lives as a neighbor rather than a distant observer, and challenging the SOPs of the scientific community.
In honor of the trailblazers of the past, present, and future — Happy International Women’s Week!