Google's New Diverse Emoji for Working Women are Approved and Coming Soon

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Google's proposal for diverse professional emoji for women has *finally* been approved, ladies. What do you think?

In the days of social media where everyone is glued to their phones 24/7, it’s impossible to go more than a few minutes without using an emoji in some way, shape or form. 

According to a report by Emotional marketing platform Emogi in 2015, more than 90 percent of the world's online population use emoji. But while there's a huge range of emoji, there aren't a lot that highlight the diversity of women's careers, or empower young girls—but that’s about to change.

Gabby Douglas’ New Emojis are All Kinds of #BlackGirlMagic

Today, the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee agreed to add 11 new professional emoji, in both male AND female options and with all the skin tones. That’s more than 100 new emoji to choose from! Approved industries include business, healthcare, education, food service, entertainment and STEM. 

Google notes in blog post that the professional emoji for women were unfairly limited before, and included only a bride and a princess—which are not actually career options, for most of us at least. Now that the new emoji have been approved, they should be available in future versions of Android and on other Google platforms.

Now girls really can be anything they want to be—even on their smartphones.


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