A new Google Doodle marks International Women's Day 2015

A new Google Doodle marks International Women's Day 2015

'Make it happen'

Editor: Buro 24/7

To celebrate International Women's Day, Google have unveiled a new 'Doodle' under the theme 'Make it happen', which aims to recognise and advance women...

Sunday March 8 2015 marks the global celebration of International Women's Day (IWD), to honour it, Google have unveiled a new Google Doodle (pictured above) which is live on today. To promote women’s accomplishments and global gender equality, this year's theme is 'Make it happen'. 

Google's new 'Doodle' depicts women in a series of high-achieving roles including astronauts, athletes, scientists, chefs, teachers, musicians and writers – careers that were once men-only fields.

Over a century since it launched, International Women's Day is more important than ever, as women are still paid less than men – for example, in the UK there is a significant pay gap of  17.5 percent and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission estimates that it will take seven decades for there to be an equal number of female and male directors of FTSE 100 companies.

Today, Emma Watson will host a special event in London to promote her #HeForShe campaign, read all about it here, and revisit the iconic Oscars 2015 moment when Patricia Arquette used her acceptance speech to advocate equal pay for women and got Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez cheering her on here.