Microsoft adds some fun to celebrating International Women’s Day

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Today, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day, a globally observed opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. In line with the celebration, Microsoft recently announced their #MakeWhatsNext campaign and released a video that aims to inspire young women from across the  globe to become the next great inventors. As is the usual with these cultural events, Microsoft has also come up with other ways in which you can join in on today’s cultural event.

Cortana is partaking in the celebration, and you can ask the digital assistant about facts from women’s history.  To do this, ask Cortana, “give me a women’s history fact” and she will then deliver you a fact about an important woman from world history.


Along with Cortana, Bing is also celebrating International Women’s Day, and you can test your knowledge by checking out Bing’s Women’s history quiz. The Bing homepage has also been updated to reflect the day and now displays the image of a memorial wall to women in Konak, Turkey.  In addition, for teachers and students alike, Bing has put together lesson plans designed to enlighten students about the impact women are making in fields across the world.

Bing homepage
Bing homepage

For those who like movies, Microsoft has also put together the Women of Action movie collection. With titles such as “The Hunger Games” and “Alien,”  the collection showcases female characters who have inspired folks from across the world.

Finally, music lovers too can enjoy the day as Microsoft has put together the Women Who Rock collection. Featuring artists such as Adele, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift, this collection showcases the world’s best female artists.

To learn more about Microsoft’s impact on International Woman’s Day campaign you can visit You can also check out the International World Women’s Day website at

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