Working Women Recognized with New Emoji by Google

Working Women Recognized with New Emoji by Google

by Vikas Vij

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Friday, June 17, 2016 - 8:00am



Women make up 40 percent of the global workforce. They hold their communities together as an integral part of the socio-economic fabric. According to the World Bank, investing in women is the ideal way to address a range of societal challenges, and is critical to all-round economic development.

As women continue to gain visibility and recognition for their work, Google developers have unveiled a proposal for 13 new emoji that show women in a powerful new light. Far from representing women with just a happy face, a quirky wink, or an emotional tear, these new emoji reflect the reality that women play a vital role in every walk of life and in every profession.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.