Google is taking the battle against gender inequality to the next level. On Thursday, the company unveiled a range of female emoji characters designed to promote gender equality. NDTV reports that the new emoji depict women with an array of skin tones in various careers, including a rock star, a doctor and a welder emoji. The company said:
These new emoji are one of several efforts we’re making to better represent women in technology, and to connect girls with the education and resources they need to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”
That’s not it. Google has also added male and female versions of 33 existing emoji. The new emoji are set for release in future versions of their Android mobile operating system.