Girl Power Comes to the World of Emoji

Pretty much everyone texts, sends instant messages, and posts to social media with emoji.

But when you use emoji for careers like construction worker, detective and police officer they are always represented by men.

That’s about to change, thanks to Google’s announcement that the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee is rolling out updates to 33 existing emoji that let you choose between male or female avatars.

The committee has also added 11 new emoji for men and women of different colors, including doctor, rock star and teacher.

Google says the new emoji are part of the company’s larger effort to better represent women in technology and inspire young girls to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Via: Google