What is International Women's Day?
International Women's Day (IWD) is marked on March 8th every year. In different regions, the focus of celebrations ranges from general respect and appreciation for women to a celebration of women's economic, political, and social achievements.
Why does Google Celebrate IWD?
From Ada Lovelace to Grace Hopper (and thousands of Googlers), we're proud of the contributions women in technology make across our industry and across our company. Google supports and celebrates women in technology through numerous initiatives, including the Small Business Supplier Diversity and Accelerate with Google programs, the Google Cultural Institute, our Women@ employee resource group, and more. International Women's Day is an important moment to recognize how women have influenced the tech industry and beyond.
What do we plan for IWD 2020?
Our summits will be tailored to local communities of women in technology. Summits and meetups around the world may feature hands-on coding workshops, inspiring speakers, and networking opportunities.
Can only women apply?
We strive to have a broad representation of attendees in tech including developers, designers, technology entrepreneurs, and many others across all phases of their careers, backgrounds, genders, and walks of life. We welcome all to apply!