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Kickass Google Doodle Celebrates 13 Game-Changing Women

In honour of International Women’s Day.

08/03/2017 10:01 PM AEDT | Updated 09/03/2017 1:12 AM AEDT

Google’s new Doodle applauds 13 inspirational women from around the world who’ve changed history.

Mexican painter and activist Frida Kahlo, American journalist and suffragist Ida B. Wells and English mathematician Ada Lovelace are among the trailblazers the tech giant pays tribute to.

The homage is in honor of International Women’s Day on Wednesday, which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women whilst campaigning for a gender equal world.

The Doodle is presented as a slideshow, which begins with a grandmother telling her young granddaughter a bedtime story about groundbreaking women from across the ages.

Check out the Doodle via Google’s homepage here, and see every woman featured below:

  • Sally Ride
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    The inspirational astronaut who became the first American woman in space.
  • Frida Kahlo
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    The Mexican painter and activist didn't let the contraction of polio as a child or spinal damage from a bus crash at the age of 18 deter her from fighting for justice for women and workers.
  • Ada Lovelace
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    The mathematician from England pioneered computing.
  • Suzanne Lenglen
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    The French tennis star played a key part in popularizing the sport.
  • Cecilia Grierson
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    A physician from Argentina, she was the first woman in her country to receive a medical degree.
  • Ida B. Wells
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    The American journalist, suffragist and civil rights activist.
  • Lotfia El Nadi
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    Egypt's first female pilot, who became the first Egyptian woman to fly a plane from Cairo to Alexandria.
  • Miriam Makeba
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    The South African singer, actor and civil rights activist.
  • Lee Tai-Young
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    A lawyer and activist from Korea who became her country's first female lawyer and judge.
  • Lina Bo Bardi
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    The Italian-born Brazilian architect who designed iconic buildings such as the São Paulo Museum of Art.
  • Halet Çambel
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    The Turkish archaeologist who became the first Muslim woman to compete in the Olympic Games.
  • Olga Skorokhodova
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    The Soviet scientist who led the way in researching communication of people with deafness and blindness.
  • Rukmini Devi
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    The Indian dancer and choreographer who has been widely credited with reviving Indian classical dance.

This Women’s History Month, remember that we have the power to make history every day. Follow along with HuffPost on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in March using #WeMakeHerstory.

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