There is already a pretty wide range of emojis being used today, but Google is proposing that we could probably add 13 more. In a recent proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the organization governing the standardization of emojis, Google proposed 13 new emojis that specifically exhibit women working in various professions.
Thus, Google's proposal includes women as surgeons, doctors, farmers and even rockers. For Google, it is all about diversity, a very prominent issue among tech firms today.
"Google wants to increase the representation of women in emoji and would like to propose that Unicode implementers do the same. Our proposal is to create a new set of emoji that represents a wide range of professions for women and men with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women's careers and empowering girls everywhere," Google said in its proposal.
What makes Google's proposed emojis quite special is the fact that they are not coded as simple female variations of male emojis. Rather, they are coded as combinations of characters that are already in place, such as a female emoji and a tractor forming the proposed female farmer emoji.
"We believe we can have a larger positive impact by adding 13 new emoji that depict women across a representative sample of professions. We believe this will empower young women, the heaviest emoji users, and better reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world," Google further stated.
Google's proposed 13 additional emojis are now under review by the Unicode Consortium, which is a body that is composed of the world's top tech firms. Among its most prominent members include tech giant Apple, social media juggernaut Facebook and of course, Google itself.
According to Google's proposal, the team behind the initiative is hoping that the new set of emojis would be approved before the end of the year. Considering that Mark Davis, one of the founders and current president of the Unicode Consortium, is also among those who proposed the 13 new professional women emojis, there's a pretty good chance these cool new emojis would arrive in everyone's mobile devices even sooner than expected.