The President Elect of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Jane Duncan, has today launched a new campaign to celebrate and support a more diverse and inclusive construction industry.
Launched to coincide with International Women’s Day (8 March 2015), the first phase of the #SeeMeJoinMe campaign will focus on raising the visibility of women working in the construction industry around the world.
RIBA is asking men and women working across the entire global construction industry, from bricklayers and architects to engineers and plumbers to get involved, from Monday 2 March tweet a few words about why creating a more equal industry matters along with an image of themselves at work and the hashtag #SeeMeJoinMe
The campaign website at www.architecture.com/SeeMeJoinMe features full instructions on how to support the campaign.
RIBA President Elect Jane Duncan said:
“I am delighted to launch the #SeeMeJoinMe campaign and am determined during my presidency to play an active role in making this fantastic industry more inclusive and diverse. To coincide with International Women’s Day, I encourage my fellow construction professionals around the world to make a stand, take a selfie and show our young women, parents and teachers that careers in construction are not off-limits to girls.”