When San Francisco Bay area engineer Isis Anchalee agreed to have her photo taken for her employer’s recruitment campaign, she wasn’t prepared for the sexist responses it received, many of them from male engineers.
 
After her initial shock, Anchalee used her problem-solving skills to create a campaign of her own, one designed to change the common perception of engineering as a field for white males only. #ILookLikeAnEngineer asks female and other engineers from underrepresented groups to share their photos and STEM accomplishments on social media. The campaign has gone viral!
 
NSBE members are already participating, and NSBE’s leadership now wants to ramp it up. We think #ILookLikeAnEngineer will help move us toward the main goal of NSBE’s 10-year Strategic Plan: to increase the number of African-American bachelor’s degree recipients in engineering to 10,000 per year by 2025.
 
Please join the conversation, by:
 

  • Encouraging NSBE members and your other colleagues to post their testimonials and photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag.
  • Sharing photos and videos of underrepresented engineers through NSBE’s social media platforms.

 
NSBE’s Communications Zone will share your posts to help spread the word.
 
Let’s work together to break the stereotype, now!
 
One vision. One mission. One voice.

When San Francisco Bay area engineer Isis Anchalee agreed to have her photo taken for her employer’s recruitment campaign, she wasn’t prepared for the sexist responses it received, many of them from male engineers.