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NAG Awarded Chapter status by Women-in-HPC

Today the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announced that it has been recognized as one of the first Chapters in the new Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) Pilot Program. “The WHPC Chapter Pilot will enable us to reach an ever increasing community of women, provide these women with the networks that we recognize are essential for them excelling in their career, and retaining them in the workforce.” says Dr. Sharon Broude Geva, WHPC’s Director of Chapters and Director of Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at the University of Michigan (U-M). “At the same time we envisage that the new Chapters will be able to tailor their activities to the needs of their local community as we know that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to diversity.”

Women in HPC Opens New Chapter in Texas

Faith Singer-Villalobos writes that Texas Women in HPC (TX-WHPC) has been recognized as one of the first Chapters in the new Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) Pilot Program. “The WHPC Chapter Pilot will enable us to reach an ever increasing community of women, providing these women with the networks that we recognize are essential for them excelling in their career, and retaining them in the workforce,” says Sharon Broude Geva, WHPC’s Director of Chapters and Director of Advanced Research Computing at the University of Michigan. “At the same time, we envisage that the new Chapters will be able to tailor their activities to the needs of their local community, as we know that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to diversity.”

Women in HPC Group to host events at ISC 2018

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 and 28th. “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 in HPC Workshop Returns to ISC 2018

The eighth international Women in HPC workshop will be held June 28 at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt. “This workshop provides leaders and managers in the HPC community with methods to improve diversity and also to provide early career women with an opportunity to develop their professional skills and profile. Following the overwhelming success of the 2017 WHPC workshops we will once again discuss methods and steps that can be taken to address the under-representation of women.”

Interview: Toni Collis on Improving Diversity at SC17

In this special guest feature, Toni Collis from EPCC discusses her new role as SC17 Inclusivity Chair and a member of the Executive Committee. ” As the leading HPC conference in the world, SC can lead the way in reducing any challenges to participation in the HPC community, thereby supporting the rapidly growing sector worldwide.”

Interview: DDN’s Jessica Popp on the Importance of Diversity in HPC

In this video, ISC Diversity Chair Kim McMahon interviews Jessica Popp from DDN about the importance of fostering diversity in High Performance Computing. “Through collaboration and networking, the Women in HPC community 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.”

Fostering Diversity in HPC at Lenovo

“Lenovo is an interesting company in that they started in China and the founders realized they need to become diverse in culture and every other way. So what we’ve found is that they’ve become a multi-cultural company very, very quickly. Now, we’ve seen studies that show that a high level of diversity in all sorts of different ways gives us better business results. What we find is, without Gender Diversity, we’re not reflecting our customers.”

Panel Looks at Improving Diversity in HPC

In this video from ISC 2017, Lara Kisielewska moderates a panel discussion on Diversity in HPC. “Through collaboration and networking, the Women in HPC community 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.”

10 Things Not to Miss at ISC 2017 in Frankfurt

In this special guest feature, Kim McMahon checks in from Frankfurt to give us a preview of ISC 2017. There is much in store this week, so be sure not to miss a beat!

Women in HPC Workshop Returns to ISC 2017

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.”