Today is International Women’s Day, which recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Apple is celebrating the day by highlighting a selection of songs, movies, TV shows, books, and podcasts created by, about, or inspired by women across Apple Music, iTunes, and iBooks, as it did last year. Look for featured banners in the iTunes Store or tap on the Browse section in Apple Music.
Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted a quote from Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education, as mentioned in her autobiography I Am Malala. Yousafzai became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17 for her struggle against the suppression of young people’s right to an education.
“There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.” — Malala
Thank you to all of the inspiring women I work with at Apple, and to every woman who fights for equality. #InternationalWomensDay
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 8, 2018
Apple has also been hosting Today at Apple sessions in Singapore in celebration of women who inspire the community, and at its Marché Saint-Germain store in France tonight, the company will be hosting a recruiting event, billed as an evening of inspiration, participation, and celebration.
In addition, there’s an Activity Challenge that tasks Apple Watch users with doubling their Move ring today in return for a set of still and animated stickers that can be sent to friends and family members via iMessage.