This International Women's Day, Google Doodle wants to hear your story, too!

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"We are committed to empowering women, across both urban and rural India, by investing in providing access to tools and skill sets required to grow and succeed", Sapna Chadha, Director Marketing (SEA and India) Google, said in a statement.

The company also gives other women a chance to share their own story for International Women's Day on Facebook and Twitter under the hashtag, #HerStoryOurStory.

The initiative is also in line with Google's efforts to commemorate International Women's Day (IWD), which also include adapting its homepage to commemorate women whose stories are "not often heard".

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This year, Google has taken the opportunity to mark the date by showcasing the work of female artists with a series of commemorative Doodle designs - here's the story behind them.

Dubbed "Ntsoaki's Victory", it's a simple sliding GIF that tells a story of a woman, Ntsoaki, joining and successfully performing a male coming of age ritual. Of course Google Doodle will not be left behind as they highlight 12 artists and their personal journeys.

Today's doodle is being shared on Google's home pages around the globe and will most likely remain up through tomorrow, March 8, the official date of International Women's Day. When they finish one story, users can select the menu button at the bottom of the story to see the other options.

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The stories address worldwide women's experiences with love, dreams, careers, identity and other topics in honor of global Women's Day.

The past few months have been all about women finding their voices and the continued cry for gender equality and so this year's International Women's Day is all the more important. Purple was traditionally used to represent women in general while green was introduced to represent hope.

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