March 8th: International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

As they have in recent years, Google has posted a Doodle to acknowledge this day, and I have to say I’m a bit more impressed this time around:

2013 Doodle for International Women's Day.

2013 Doodle for International Women’s Day.

To celebrate the day here on Speaking Up, I wanted to share a few of my favorite resources for celebrating women, our history, and our contributions to the kind of creativity and innovation that Doodles are meant to celebrate:

  • The International Women’s Day website has lots of links to worldwide events and various women’s day themes around the world. (Did you know this is an official holiday in a slew of countries, including Russia, Cuba, Vietnam and Uganda?)
  • Shelby Knox’s Radical Women’s History Project posts daily items related to women’s history. Throughout the month of March, she’s also posting in-depth profiles of amazing, radical women of history. Shelby’s work highlighting the gender disparity in Google Doodles inspired me to start Speaking Up; you can also check out her blog or find her on Twitter @ShelbyKnox.
  • The Women Who Kick Ass Tumblr profiles female movers and shakers from history or today, and from every country around the world.
  • Likewise, Science Chicks From History digs up information on female scientists throughout history.
  • These days I’m loving Grandma Got STEM, which profiles grandmothers working in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Check them out or contribute a profile!

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