On this day, 101 years ago, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted. This monumental amendment granted women the right to vote and protects U.S. citizens from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex. Today, the Google Cloud community celebrates and remembers those who have fought and continue to fight for the voting rights of all people. While this day is officially celebrated in the U.S., we’re taking this time to celebrate all women globally. Women’s Equality Day is an important moment to recognize the powerful women and movements that have paved the way for us while continuing to work to break barriers for the next generation.
As members of the Google Cloud team, we are passionate about seeking opportunities for women and underrepresented communities to have a voice and strive to reflect the diversity of our users and fellow Googlers in all that we do. We asked members of the Google Cloud team, “What does Women’s Equality Day mean to you?”. The responses were hopeful and passionate, calling for a celebration of the progress made while recognizing that there is still work to be done. The respondents highlighted areas where they are committed to doing the work now and in the future to make sure that equality is a reality for all women. We are inspired by the words of our peers and are honored to share them with you today.
Alison Wagonfeld, VP Marketing, Google Cloud, thanks all the women before her that fought for our rights and pledges to women around the world that she will fight every day for global equality for women.