Among the more than 7.5 million tweets related to International Women’s Day, tech companies showed up, too, and released their statements of solidarity and appreciation for the gender that they, for the most part, fail to equally represent and support in their industry.
Without further ado, let us share with you their appreciation:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Google execs also wore red ribbons at Google Cloud Next conference Wednesday.
Nothing from CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook page, but here’s another one from COO Sheryl Sandberg.
By all standards, Blair Cherelstein (@blurchur) leads the life of your average 22-year-old. I wake up, I go to class, my job, my internship, says Blair, a film major in West Virginia. Theres this misperception that trans people operate under a different way of life, but I dont do anything that a cis person [someone who identifies with their birth sex] would do differently in their day. Having known since the age of 4 that she was a girl who happened to be born with the body of a boy Health class was confusing as hell Blair started taking hormones more than four years ago to transition into the woman she is today. To me, femininity means power, says Blair. Im so proud of the sense of community I feel with other women. In honor of International #WomensDay, Blair is going to keep it simple: I just celebrate it by being in public and holding my girlfriends hand. This post is in celebration of Womens History Month. Throughout March, well be highlighting the stories of women doing extraordinary things around the world.
Snap Inc. may have gotten some heat for its fun filters, but the company at large is taking Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day seriously. The company and its women’s diversity resource group is hosting educational events celebration, such as workshops and lunches, every week in March.
Karissa Bell and Freia Lobo contributed reporting.