Apple celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

For Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Apple is further amplifying female voices by bringing to the forefront untold stories, exclusive content, and curated collections across all of its services. Available beginning in March, these offerings celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of all women.

Customers can learn new skills from female creators with virtual Today at Apple sessions, join the Apple Fitness+ community for inspiring workouts on International Women’s Day, or listen to an all-new show on Apple Podcasts from ABC News, featuring never-before-released audio from former first lady Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson.

Apple Watch users can earn a limited-edition award with the International Women’s Day Activity Challenge.
Apple Watch users can earn a limited-edition award with the International Women’s Day Activity Challenge.

Here is a look at all of the experiences customers can enjoy in March and beyond.

Apple Watch

On March 8, Apple Watch users can participate in the International Women’s Day Activity Challenge and earn a limited-edition award by recording any workout of 20 minutes or more.

App Store

Apple celebrates women who challenge themselves to create new paths and ways of working, sharing their knowledge and experiences for others to follow in their footsteps. Customers can read about female developers in exclusive interviews, or browse the curated Apps Made by Women Collection. Additionally, the App Store will feature an App of the Day and Game of the Day from a woman creator during the month of March, and, with Apple Arcade, showcase a collection of games starring female characters.

Apple Music

Apple Music is highlighting women who are leaders in their field, breaking records, topping charts, and inspiring others through their work, advocacy, and influence within pop culture and beyond. Apple Music listeners can enjoy “Visionary Women,” curated playlists from artists and influencers from around the world. Apple Music will also showcase four original content short films, and Apple Music radio and Apple Music TV will feature female voices, stories, and musicianship for a full 24 hours, back to back, on March 8.

Apple Books

Apple Books offers country-specific collections that feature women’s voices and celebrate their contributions to every field. Customers can find a selection of biographies and memoirs that highlight trailblazers, along with collections that spotlight literary icons and exciting newcomers in fiction — including women working in multiple genres, from Romance to Science Fiction. Customers can also explore recommended great books and audiobooks that unearth stories of remarkable women during extraordinary times, share wisdom, and explore varied perspectives.

Apple Maps

Curated Guides, in collaboration with Altas Obscura, Complex, Michelin Guide, HER, and Street Art Cities, will be available on Apple Maps. Users can discover statues of remarkable women, restaurants from Michelin-starred female chefs, and rising stars from around the globe, must-visit businesses in Los Angeles, and street art by women artists in New York.

Apple Podcasts

Listeners can enjoy an expansive set of shows featuring female voices including 2020 Noble Prize for Chemistry winner Jennifer Doudna, Grammy-record-breaking artist Billie Eilish, and National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. Also available for discovery is a collection of shows from women-founded podcast studios, including audiochuck, Lemonada Media, and Wonder Media Network, in addition to a special edition titled “The Power of Sisterhood,” which features shows that celebrate the roles women play in society, culture, and family, and the many ways women work together.

And notably on March 1, ABC News will launch a new podcast, In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson, about Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson. Told in her own words using never-before-released recordings from over 123 hours of her White House audio diaries, In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson presents surprising revelations about the former first lady’s ability to navigate the power, politics, and polarization of her era — narrated in colorful, insightful, and often humorous detail — to become President Lyndon B. Johnson’s closest advisor and political partner, and one of the most influential members of his administration.

Apple News

Readers can explore curated topic groups on Apple News that highlight diverse, inspiring figures from the past and present, lesser-known stories about women’s history, and the best journalism around key women’s issues. And, on International Women’s Day, readers can dive even deeper with a Spotlight collection of articles that celebrate contemporary leaders around the globe.

Apple TV App

The Apple TV app is highlighting showrunners, directors, stars, and crew members who are working both in front of and behind the camera. Customers can enjoy curated collections that celebrate iconic and emerging voices who bring women’s experiences to the forefront of their storytelling, spotlight the leading women of Apple TV+, and elevate remarkable shows, movies, and documentaries from international creators.

Apple Fitness+

Starting on International Women’s Day, Apple Fitness+ subscribers can enjoy a collection of 24 workouts featuring full playlists made up entirely of artists who are women, across High Intensity Interval Training, Rowing, Strength, Core, Treadmill, Cycling, Dance, Yoga, and Mindful Cooldown. Additionally, the Time to Walk episode released on March 8 features Korean-born writer Min Jin Lee, author of the New York Times bestseller “Pachinko.”

Research App

The Apple Women’s Health Study is a first-of-its-kind research study that aims to advance the understanding of menstrual cycles and how they relate to various health conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, and menopausal transition. The multiyear study is conducted in partnership with researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and iPhone and Apple Watch users across the US participate through the Research app.

MacDailyNews Note: In partnership with design and art publisher It’s Nice That, Today at Apple is hosting three virtual sessions featuring illustrator and designer Sara Andreasson, photographer and filmmaker Camila Falquez, and documentary photographer and filmmaker Bethany Mollenkof. These artists will teach participants how to celebrate the women in their lives through virtual discussions and hands-on tutorials. Everyone is welcome to sign up at apple.co/new-world.

27 Comments

    1. Since you aren’t concerned with women or African-Americans, how do you feel about the other groups protected by the Fourteenth Amendment and the Civil Rights Acts?

        1. If you are a white male, at least be honest with yourself (if nobody else) that the reason that a disproportionate share of the places at the front of the line have been occupied by white males for the last 400 years has nothing to do with merit. Shuffling the most qualified women and minorities to their proper place towards the front of the line is necessarily going to require shuffling some of the less qualified folks towards the back.

          1. All white males, move quickly and SILENTLY to the end of the line (or just don’t bother to line up at all). All females and minorities to the front, please – especially Black trans he/ she LGBQT++++

            1. “So if a white male becomes a transsexual female, s(he) can go to the front of the line?”

              Excellent question!

              The answer is both yes and no. A white male who becomes a transsexual female may move to the front of the line only if she identifies as a Black transsexual female.

            2. So you NOT know what this person does for a living. You were always a Liar, now you are a projecting Liar to someome you don’t KNOW. Stuff your PC preaching where the sun doesn’t shine…

            1. As opposed to social gerrymandering by Republicans for the 26% of the US population that is nonhispanic white males with an exclusively heterosexual orientation who are not immigrants.

      1. Being the racist you are, TXUSER, you hate black hero Clarence Thomas and black intellectual giants Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell. Amazon book burned Clarence Thomas’s book during Black History Month. Liberals are the most racist and sexist beings on the planet. All they think about is race and how to make the races fight one another. A better idea would be for all races to unite against every degenerate liberal, leftist, Antifa, BLM and deport them to islands far away so they can just destroy each other, and leave us alone.

        1. I’m painting Tom Sowell as an albino – I’m an equal opportunity painter who isn’t rich. I pretend I am but I’m a fake – like Apllecyndic

    2. Totally agree, J.T.

      Is Women’s month SEXIST?

      Is Black month RACIST?

      What then would White month be that does not exist? Imagine the unhinged nonstop Leftist and liberal media backlash if White month was proposed.

      Where is Asian and Hispanic month? Answer, NOWHERE because women and blacks are two of the largest voting blocs for Democrats every election.

      I thought the goal for decades since the early 1960s was to be gender blind and color blind. Hello?

      Still, the Democrats continue to carve us into groups and assign victim status for votes, rather than simply support and treat everyone EQUAL!…

      1. GeoB,

        If you had bothered to use the Internet for research instead of for making speeches, you would have discovered that Pacific/Asian American History Month is May and has been since 1977. Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15 and has been since 1968. You might know that if you ever emerged from your white ghetto.

        In most American schools, every month is White History Month because white males are the predominant subject of virtually every lesson. The “special months” are just an effort to partially restore some balance.

        Time after time, you post comments here that boil down to: when a woman or minority gets a job or public attention, it is because of affirmative action. When a white male gets a job, it is because of merit.

        The truly pathetic thing is that you do not recognize that the presumption that white males are automatically “more EQUAL than others” is the essence of being RACIST (as you would capitalize it).

        1. Correct, did not look up Asian and Hispanic month, never heard of them, before I posted. Good to read they exist and will celebrate.

          “You might know that if you ever emerged from your white ghetto.”

          How do you know I don’t live in a black or Hispanic ghetto? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

          “In most American schools, every month is White History Month because white males are the predominant subject of virtually every lesson. The “special months” are just an effort to partially restore some balance.”

          Thank you for proving how batsh*t insane Leftists Liars like yourself really are.

          “Time after time, you post comments here that boil down to: when a woman or minority gets a job or public attention, it is because of affirmative action. ”
          Time after time you project and LIE about what I believe or what I post. Show me, whenever you are ready.

          “The truly pathetic thing is that you do not recognize that the presumption that white males are automatically “more EQUAL than others” is the essence of being RACIST (as you would capitalize it).”

          “The truly pathetic thing” is you project and LIE constantly about what I think and believe. Also, not only are you a black racist as you have been called out several times by others, I am calling you out as an even bigger white racist that is totally out of touch with reality.

          Take a hike RACIST, I’m bored with your one trick pony act…

  1. John Dingler LA artist is a RICH WHITE MALE that makes money painting the misery of others. His anti family values have made him rich as 1% Hollywood elites buy his (f)art. It’s time to occupy Dingler and redistribute his wealth to the poor homeless of LA and SF. No longer can we allow 1%-ers like the rich white racist LA Artist a free pass.

  2. We could celebrate women’s competitive Sports, but only as a historical issue, since Joe Biden’s equality act has just killed any future that women’s competitive sports had.

    1. The number of boys who would become transsexual women to compete in athletics is approximately equal to the number of boys who would volunteer for castration to compete as sopranos. Most sports for both men and women already have testing for testosterone to avoid doping. Those limits are low enough to require trans women to take inhibiting medications that would negate their advantage.

      1. Reality refutes your comment. High school boys (“trans girls”) are visibly larger with much larger muscles and are routinely beating the “real girls”, so your theoretical argument is not consistent with what is actually happening.

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