Today, Google has posted another great Doodle, this one very long overdue. They’re honoring computer scientist and Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, whose many accomplishments in computing paved the way for our digital world.
For November 2013, here’s Speaking Up’s list of incredible Doodle-Worthy women — all of whom could have been honored with a Doodle this past month, but were not:
A Google Doodle posted today honors Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach, known, of course, for developing the Rorschach inkblot testing protocol. At Speaking Up, we’ll turn our attention to the other side of the world and learn about Chinese poet, publisher, feminist and revolutionary figure Qiu Jin.
It’s been a busy few days here at Speaking Up! Today, another Google Doodle has been posted, this time in honor of industrial designer Raymond Loewy. Here, we’ll look at someone else who dealt with industry, but in a very different way: progressive-era, pioneering, “muckraking” journalist Ida Tarbell. Tarbell is among the most Doodle-Worthy figures I’ve had the pleasure of writing about here at Speaking Up.
Today’s Doodle honors Shakuntala Devi, making her the third woman who has been honored with a U.S. Doodle in the past two weeks. That is something the Google Doodles program has never done before, and I applaud them for it. While they still have a long way to go to achieve gender parity, this indicates they’re making a real effort. I’m excited as the end of the year approaches, and look forward to sharing 2013′s statistics (and comparing them to the disappointing results of 2012).
That’s for another post — today, let’s learn more about today’s honoree!
I’ve fallen behind here at Speaking Up, so this month, I’ll be sharing a list of Doodle-Worthy Women born in the months of September and October. This super-sized list includes 2 honorees born in September and 4 born in October, none of whom have been recognized with a Google Doodle: