In an effort to stamp out gender inequality and better represent women – particularly in what are considered male-dominated professions – Google has proposed the creation of 13 new emojis that depict women across a range of professions, from scientist to farmer. 

In its proposal to Unicode Consortium, Google states that it hopes “… 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”.

According to Google, young women are the heaviest emoji users worldwide –78% of women vs. 60% of men frequently use emojis – however, they are under-represented when it comes to the depiction of emojis in a professional environment, e.g. the police officer and detective emojis.

To decide on what professions would be represented, the team at Google looked at the primary, secondary, and tertiary categories that compose global GDP — agriculture, industry and services — and further broke them down categorically based on global popularity, growth, and overall representation.

The 13 proposed new emojis are listed below. 
Emoji Description
Office worker, accountant, banker, manager, financial adviser, tax preparer, clerk
doctor emoji Doctor, physician, MD
nurse emoji Nurses, dentist, anesthesiologist, radiologist
chemist emoji Scientist, chemist, lab technician
graduate emoji Graduate
Software engineer, person coding, working on laptop
factory worker emoji Factory worker, metallurgical worker, mechanic
High-tech industry worker emoji High-tech industry worker, assembly line worker
mechanic emoji Mechanic, repair person, plumber, handy person
farmer emoji Farmer
chef emoji Chef, cook
teacher emoji Teacher, professor
rockstar emoji Rocker, rockstar