Women in HPC Workshop Returns to ISC 2017

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ISC 2017 and WHPC will once again host the Women in HPC Workshop on June 22 in Frankfurt, Germany.

“Entitled Diversifying the HPC Community, this workshop aims to provide leaders, managers, and individual contributors in the HPC community with methods to improve diversity while providing early career women an opportunity to develop their professional skills.”

Following the overwhelming success of the WHPC workshop’s in 2016 we will once again discuss methods and steps that can be taken to diversify the workforce by discussing the following topics:

  • How to successfully identify and address real and perceived discrimination in the workplace.
  • Current research and open discussion on the roadblocks facing those in underrepresented groups that we may be overlooking.

The benefits of mentoring and professional networks and how to use these networks to learn and apply learnings to your career.
We will also offer opportunities aimed at promoting and providing women with the skills to thrive in HPC including:

  • Poster session including ‘lightning’ talks by women working in HPC
  • Speed mentoring
  • Handling conflicts at workplace and how to respond to discrimination wisely
  • Short talks on hints and tips for public speaking, how to take the next step in your career, effective workplace communication.

Other WHPC events at ISC 2017:



  • Diversity Q&A with DDN
    Wednesday 21 June 2017, 10:00-10:30, DDN Booth, E-1010, ISC Exhibition Hall
  • Understanding the Horizon2020 Gender Dimension
    Wednesday 21 June 2017, 11:00-11:30, PRACE Booth, B-1201, ISC Exhibition Hall
  • Q&A with Women in HPC
    Wednesday 21 June 2017, 12:00-12:30, Xand McMahon Booth, L-418, ISC Exhibition Hall
  • BoF: Practical steps to diversifying the HPC workforce
    Wednesday 21 June 2017, 13:45-14:45, Alabaster Suite, Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt
  • Diversity Q&A with Lenovo
    Wednesday 21 June 2017, 15:30-16:00, Lenovo Booth, C-1220, ISC Exhibition Hall

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