March 8, 2013
I love Betsy Bauer’s Google Doodle today celebrating International Women’s Day.
Bauer has only been with Google six weeks. But, as Rebecca Jarvis of CBS This Morning noted, this opportunity is typical of Google where good work trumps hierarchy.
Here is Betsy’s first Doodle posted on February 5th in honour of Mary Leakey’s 100th birthday.
And this is what she said about it on her blog:
“Today we celebrate the life and work of anthropologist/archaeologist Mary Leakey. In this Doodle, I wanted to highlight Leakey’s work in the most charming way possible. I began by focusing on her discovery of the fossilized Proconsul skull, but ultimately decided to depict a scene of her excavation of the Laetoli footprints. As a fun touch, I included her pet dalmatians, whom are often included in old photographs of Leakey.”