How can women feel as if they belong in robotics if we can’t see any pictures of women building or programming robots? The Civil Rights Activist Marian Wright Edelman aptly said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” We’d like you all to take photos of women building and coding robots and share them with us!
Here’s a handy guide to what a great photo looks like with some awesome examples. This is a great opportunity for research labs and robotics companies to showcase their talented women and other underrepresented groups.
You can’t be what you can’t see.
If you’ve ever searched for images of women building robots to promote your inclusive activities, you know just how few suitable images are available online.
Let’s make women working in robotics more visible. Let’s help make it more desirable for women to work in robotics and for companies/labs to showcase women (and nonbinary and underrepresented people!) and let’s inspire, connect and advance the women that are working in robotics and the women who’d like to work in robotics.
Help us by taking high quality photos of women, non-binary and underrepresented people (with permission!) engaging in actively building and programming robots.
Upload them to Wikimedia Commons for anyone to use.
Send a link of your contribution to email@example.com. We’ll link to your photos and give your lab/company a shout-out.
Use the tags #WomenInRobotics #PhotoChallenge.
Be sure to repost/reshare others’ contributions and follow Women in Robotics to see more!