WHPC Panel Looks at Diversity in the Workplace

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panelIn this video from the Women in HPC Workshop at ISC 2016, Kim McMahon moderates a panel discussion on Diversity in the Workplace. The panel will discuss methods that to improve workplace diversity, the challenges, successes and pitfalls they have experienced.

Panelists (left to right):

  • Alison Kennedy, Hartree Centre
  • Figen Ulgen, Intel
  • Deb Agarwal, LBNL
  • Lorna Rivera, University of Illinois

“The fourth international Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) workshop, held at ISC 2016, Frankfurt, Germany will once again bring together the HPC community to discuss the growing importance of increasing diversity in the workplace. This workshop aims to recognize and discuss the challenges faced by women, one of many underrepresented groups that exist in HPC, as well as opportunities for broadening participation in HPC fields and activities to encourage women to enter the field with consideration of differing legislation affecting hiring and employment practices among the different countries. A keynote address and panel discussion will focus on strategies implemented by employers to diversify the HPC workforce and discuss the efficacy of the approaches. The workshop will encourage audience participation with the use of breakout sessions and will produce a whitepaper outlining the discussions, the best practices available, quantifying their value and benefit to the HPC community and employer where possible, and create guidelines that are useful throughout the international community. We hope that these outcomes will also be of benefit when considering improving diversity amongst other underrepresented groups.”

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