#ILookLikeAnEngineer was started by software engineer Isis Anchalee in response to the sexist reaction to her photo on an ad for the tech company she works for, with commenters on Facebook pondering whether the company had hired a model to pose for the ad rather than using a real engineer.
Anchalee's hashtag took off yesterday and female engineers all over have shared their stories and pictures of just what a woman in engineering looks like. We wanted to highlight some of the awesome black ladies who participated in crying out #ILookLikeAnEngineer.
Check them out below!
I'm a black female engineering professor who likes fashion & warm hugs. I like to problem solve too. #ILookLikeAnEngineer— Monica F. Cox (@monicafcox) August 4, 2015
#ILookLikeAnEngineer Embeded software for medical systems. 15 years an engineer and loving every minute of life 😃👍 pic.twitter.com/g6Savgrtjm— Roxanne July (@RoxanneJuly) August 4, 2015
Developed an app that securely overwrites & deletes Android metadata. Now I'm a cyber engineer #ilooklikeanengineer pic.twitter.com/immzyEtfyD— buttaluv. (@bunxgawd) August 4, 2015
I worked as an engineer at @Intel + @Twitter, now I build features for Windows at @Microsoft #ILookLikeAnEngineer pic.twitter.com/ttGUnHseYH— dara (@daraoke) August 4, 2015
I have an degree from @CarnegieMellon in MechE & have 10 yrs as an aerospace systems engineer #ILookLikeAnEngineer pic.twitter.com/OfPZebvXwG— Crystal (@crystalj123) August 5, 2015
CS degree, 20+yrs full stack. Started w/ Pascal on an IBM PS/1. Prefer back-end dev & simulation #ILookLikeAnEngineer pic.twitter.com/ibFx5r1ZUq— Kishau Rogers (@kishau) August 4, 2015
I'm from Benin, West Africa. I'm Black. I have short hair, and I smile a LOT. #ILookLikeAnEngineer pic.twitter.com/3g0osIQxZ8— Pamela Assogba (@pam_yam) August 4, 2015