A national holiday in many countries, people around the world are celebrating International Woman’s Day today (March 8th).   Here’s the official website in case you want some history behind the celebration:  http://www.internationalwomensday.com

centredinternationalwomensdayGoogle created a special “Google Doodle” just for IWD, with a video featuring more than 100 influential women from all over the world. Some highlights from the search engine’s full list of participants (posted here):

  • Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania
  • Easkey Britton, Surfer and the first woman to surf in Iran, PhD and doctoral candidate, Ireland
  • Jenny Chan, Ella Wong & Ching Hoi Man, Spokeswomen, Hong Kong
  • Mara Gabrilli, Congresswoman & Brazil’s spokesperson for people with disabilities, Brazil
  • Ashaji, Holds a Guinness World Record as most recorded artist in music history, India
  • Dora the Explorer

Celebrate the girls in your life and keep the political push of International Women’s Day alive by reading about conditions for women and girls in other countries.  Education is power.