2015 Voices

Isis Anchalee, who started #ILookLikeAnEngineer, eyes inclusive Silicon Valley

Back in August, Isis Anchalee Wenger suddenly became the face — quite literally — of female engineers working in Silicon Valley.

The 23-year-old started #ILookLikeAnEngineer on Twitter after an ad featuring her as a platform engineer at tech consulting firm OneLogin sparked a backlash, with people on social media expressing doubts about her profession.

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Anchalee, who normally goes by her first and middle name, recently spoke again with TODAY about the controversy.

“I really love writing code and being an engineer," she said, "but at the same time, I know that I’m a really good person to be advocating for these things because I firmly believe in my message of inclusion and empathy and compassion for people.”

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