“Since 1851, The New York Times has published thousands of obituaries: of heads of state, opera singers, the inventor of Stove Top stuffing and the namer of the Slinky. The vast majority chronicled the lives of men, mostly white ones; even in the last two years, just over one in five of our subjects were female.” On International Women’s Day, the NYT adds the long-overdue obituaries of 15 remarkable women.

+ The Guardian is covering protests and celebrations across the world. And here’s a look at International Women’s Day in pictures.

+ “I asked dozens of people — professionals, academics and leaders of women’s organizations … most people estimated there had been five or six female leaders.” Tiffany Shlain: The full history of women’s leadership hasn’t been told. And this is a good day to watch Shlain’s short documentary about women leaders: 50/50.

+ My excellent sponsor Mozilla is celebrating by featuring 24 women who are using the web to make the world a better place.