Isis Wenger is inspiring women around the world to take a stand against stereotyping, gender equality and bullying within the workplace. The ambitious 22-year-old is a full-stack engineer at OneLogin, San Francisco. She recently received negative attention for being a female representative in a tech advertisement, simply because of her gender.  In her recent blog, You May Have Seen My Face on BART, Wenger says “they asked me to be one of four others participating recruiting campaign that was hastily planned and executed in 1 day. I was not personally ready for the amount of attention that it has brought me.” Since the advertisement, Wenger has received endless amounts of negative comments, majority from strangers who feel compelled to voice their sexism opinions about women within the tech industry.

I’m just a human and I prefer to keep my life simple/reserved, but it blows my mind that my fully-clothed smiling face with unbrushed hair and minimal makeup on a white wall is seemingly more controversial in some communities than this simply because of my gender.”

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Since Wenger addressed the issue on her blog, she is taking the world by storm with #iLookLikeAnEngineer. Women in similar situations are spreading awareness about what women really look like within the tech industry, and are trying to increase tech diversity. Just because certain individuals do not fit the “cookie-cutter mold” of what people believe engineers “should look like,” Wenger and many inspirational women around the world are redefining what an engineer should look like with #iLookLikeAnEngineer.

Pink Shirt Day is proud to continue to spread awareness about stereotyping, gender equality and bullying within the workplace!

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Here’s a look at some of the many inspirational women who are trending with #iLookLikeAnEngineer:


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