PRACE Joins Women in HPC Affiliates Program

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The European PRACE initiative has just become one of the first WHPC affiliates as part of Women in HPC’s ever-growing pilot expansion program.

We are thrilled to welcome PRACE as a WHPC Affiliate under our new pilot program.” says Dr Sharon Broude Geva, WHPC’s Director of Chapters and Director of Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at the University of Michigan (U-M). “We anticipate that the new WHPC affiliates will provide amplification of the WHPC mission to diversify the International HPC community, encourage the gathering of statistics of where women are in the community, what roles they fill and also helping us to identify why women leave and what we can do about it.”

PRACE has long recognized that enabling equal opportunity and participation is vital to enhance competitiveness. Showcasing the talents of these extraordinary women will hopefully inspire the next generation of researchers – both male and female – as the number of women working in HPC continues to grow.

Some examples of the initiatives PRACE has already taken to promote diversity and inclusivity:

The new WHPC Chapter and Affiliate Pilot Programme is a crucial step in improving retention of women in the HPC community”, said Dr Toni Collis, Chair and co-founder of WHPC and Chief Business Development Officer at Appentra Solutions.

Women in High Performance Computing was created with the vision to encourage women to participate in the HPC community by providing fellowship, education, and support to women and the organizations that employ them. Through collaboration and networking, WHPC strives to bring together women in HPC and technical computing while encouraging women to engage in outreach activities and improve the visibility of inspirational role models.

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