Closing The Gap

Here's how Google is celebrating International Women's Day this year

In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, Google is swapping out its usual rainbow-colored search page logo in order to celebrate the work of 12 female artists from around the world through interactive Doodles.

Each artist shared a personal story through a series of visual narratives that represent "a moment, person or event that has impacted their lives as women," according to a Google blog post, while also conveying universal themes of womanhood.

"We hope that the combined power of words and images help bring these stories to life in a way that invokes feelings of understanding, empathy and spirit of the day," wrote Lydia Nichols and Alyssa Winans, Google's project leads for International Women's Day, in the post.

Here are the 12 female artists Google is honoring as well as their artwork.

1. Isuri
google doodle Adventure 180207

Title: "Aarthi the Amazing"
Based in: Colombo, Sri Lanka

2. Saffa Khan
Google doodle homeland gif 180207

Title: "Homeland"
Based in: Manchester, United Kingdom

3. Chihiro Takeuchi
google doodle ages and stages gif 180207

Title: "Ages and Stages"
Based in: Osaka, Japan

4.  Karabo Poppy Moletsane
google doodle victory gif 180207

Title: "Ntsoaki's Victory"
Based in: Johannesburg, South Africa

5.  Tunalaya Dunn
Google doodle inwards gif 180207

Title: "Inwards"
Based in: Bangkok, Thailand

6.  Philippa Rice
Google doodle trust gif

Title: "Trust"
Based in: Nottingham, England

7.  Anna Haifisch
Google doodle Nov 1989 180207

Title: "Nov 1989"
Based in: Leipzig, Germany

8.  Estelí Meza
Google doodle my aunt blossoms

Title: "My Aunt Blossoms"
Based in: Mexico

9.  Francesca Sanna
Google doodle the box 180207

Title: "The Box"
Based in:
Zurich, Switzerland

10.  Kaveri Gopalakrishnan
Google doodle The Roof 180207

Title: "Up on the Roof"
Based in:
South India

11.  Laerte
Google doodle Love 180207

Title: "Love"
Based in: Sao Paolo, Brazil

12. Tillie Walden
Google doodle Minutes 180207

Title: "Minutes"
Based in:
Texas, United States

All of the above works of art have been translated across more than 80 languages and shared on Google's search page in countries around the world.

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