International Women’s Day 2018

This International Women's Day, we're celebrating women entrepreneurs, founders, and leaders who are growing their businesses and supporting their communities around the world. We’ve created a way for them to designate their businesses as women-led on Google products, and we’re helping them build skills to grow and succeed through Womenwill trainings and meetups. We’re also sharing the remarkable stories of their achievements, so that other aspiring business owners might follow in their footsteps.

Bring visibility to women-led businesses on Google Maps and Search.

We’ve just launched a new “women-led” attribute that merchants can add to their Google My Business listings on Maps and Search, making it easier for them to tell customers that a business is proudly owned, led, or founded by women.

Help women entrepreneurs, founders, and leaders build skills to grow and succeed.

In collaboration with business groups across the globe, we’re helping women build skills, get inspired, and connect with each other. Our skill-building trainings, workshops, and online platforms (Primer app) help women make the most of technology for their business success, whether it’s building a brand, reaching more customers online, or becoming a more effective leader. We continue to offer more resources on different topics; our newest Primer lessons cover networking and communications.

We’re also partnering with Google Business Groups to offer workshops in 17 countries on International Women’s Day. These meet-ups will give small business owners an opportunity to learn about digital tools that can help them grow their businesses.

Share the inspiring stories of women business owners.

We are inspired by many stories of women creating positive changes in their lives, businesses and communities through the use of technology.

In Vietnam, Mai Hi Kim Quyen started a business after an accident confined her husband to a wheelchair. The couple opened Reaching Out, a fair-trade craft center and retailer, with a mission to provide opportunities for people with disabilities.

They eventually expanded to a silent teahouse where customers use a nonverbal menu system to order. The staff has grown to more than 70 employees, who actively contribute to local activities for people with disabilities, including wheelchair sports and teaching sign language.

Given the large tourism industry in Vietnam, Quyen created a Google My Business listing so that people from around the world can discover Reaching Out Teahouse. Now, Reaching Out Teahouse has more than 300 positive reviews on Google. Quyen is proud of the Teahouse’s 4.7 star rating.

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Womenwill is a Google initiative to create economic opportunity for women everywhere, so that they can grow and succeed. Helping women make the most of technology to build skills, get inspired, and connect with each other through trainings, events and advocacy, we aim to drive conversations promoting gender equality to benefit everyone.

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