To celebrate women who have impacted lives all over the world, specifically that, March is officially Women’s History Month, YouTube is partnering with the UN to help female YouTubers create dedicated content designed to empower women all over the world.
The partnership is set to last for at least a year and it is hoping that women will expand their focus to include in-depth looks at the lives of the women who paved the way for us all.
“YouTube has always been a platform where women of all ages and backgrounds can find their voice and tell their stories,” said YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. “Through our global YouTube Spaces program and new partnership with the UN, we’ll strengthen female voices on YouTube and around the world.”
Additionally, a new YouTube Spaces project, “100 Years of Incredible Women,” which spotlights women from the past 100 years who have overcome great odds to find their voice went live yesterday (March 2), and features seven YouTubers paying homage to seven iconic women, including Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Yoko Ono, Amelia Earhart, Madam C.J. Walker, Pagu and Frida Kahlo. It’s a short clip, and only scrapes the tip of the iceberg in terms of game-changing women.
The goal is to support the creation of female-driven content and inspire women to make more videos for YouTube – ultimately, to help create a world where everyone’s voice can be heard.