Women in HPC Group to host events at ISC 2018

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Leaders, early career women, and researchers in HPC will gather again this year to participate in the Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) events at ISC High Performance Computing. Networking and training events take place on June 27 – 28.

Women in HPC continues to focus on addressing the growing deficit between the talent requirements in the HPC sector and the available workforce. Our goal is to help the HPC community improve on their inclusion of women and enhance our collective experiences in HPC careers,” says Dr. Toni Collis, Chair and co-founder of WHPC and Chief Business Development Officer at Appentra Solutions. “We welcome women and their allies to join us. Diversity improves ‘team IQ’ and innovation and is an important facet of ensuring HPC delivers on its potential.”

Women and their allies are welcome to attend three events this year:

  • BoF — Retaining the Advantage of a Diverse HPC Workforce: How to Deal with Microaggression on Wednesday, June 27, in the Pikkolo room, Frankfurt Am Main Conference Center
  • Networking and Careers Reception — Connecting Talent and Opportunity: A Celebration of Women in High Performance Computing on Wednesday, June 27, at ICI Brasserie, Marriott Hotel
  • 8th International WHPC Workshop — Diversifying the HPC Community on Thursday, June 28, in Alabaster 2, Marriott Hotel

Since 2014, WHPC has brought together women and their allies at all stages of their careers to engage in networking, career development, and training in order to promote and improve the visibility of women in this sector. The inspiration behind WHPC was to encourage a growing community of members to work towards improving the representation of women in HPC.

This year our Evening Reception is generously supported by our Anchor Supporter, Lenovo, and Career supporters Leibniz Supercomputing Center and PRACE. “We are pleased to support WHPC again this year,“ said Angelo Apa, Technical Sales and Business Development Director, Lenovo Data Center Group, UKI. “Gender diversity and inclusion have been important to Lenovo since its early days. Diversity in management, on the board of directors, and across the teams has been key to our success as a company because we welcome and value different points of view. We strongly believe that the future of Lenovo, and our industry at large, requires that we continue to bring together the world’s most diverse and vibrant minds to achieve greater levels of success.”

For a full listing of ISC speakers and programs visit womeninhpc.org.