Be part of #seemejoinme, a new social media campaign to celebrate women in the construction industry.
The RIBA is asking women and men working in the global construction community – from bricklayers and architects to engineers and plumbers – to get involved in #seemejoinme, a collective initiative to “take positive steps to drive out inequality, inspire and celebrate all our talent.”
Add your voice to this global campaign by tweeting a few words about why creating a more equal industry matters, using the hashtag #SeeMeJoinMe. The RIBA also suggests that you include an image of yourself at work. The campaign starts on 2 March and includes a Thunderclap, which allows everyone who signs up to it to simultaneously tweet at a specified time on International Women’s Day.
make a stand, take a selfie …. show our young women, parents and teachers that careers in construction are not off-limits to girls
The RIBA provides the following instructions on how to participate:
- Tweet a few words about why creating a more equal industry matters along with an image of yourself at work and your job title – don’t forget the hashtag #SeeMeJoinMe
- Sign up to our campaign Thunderclap
- Rally your friends and colleagues working in the construction industry around the world to do the same.
- On International Women’s Day on 8 March 2015 at 9am, watch as everyone’s messages are simultaneously shared on social media around the world.
Note that 9 am, 8 March GMT corresponds to the following Australian time zones:
5 pm AWST (Perth)
6.30 pm ACST (Darwin)
7 pm AEST (Queensland)
7.30 pm ACDT (South Australia)
8 pm AEDT (NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, ACT)