Women in HPC at ISC 2019

Women in HPC will once again be participating in the diversity discussions at the ISC High Performance Conference (16th-20th June 2019, Frankfurt, Germany).

By bringing together women from across the international HPC community, as well as the leaders, managers and hirers who can bring about change and provide allies and advocacy for the work of women WHPC showcases the talent of these women, provides opportunities to network and inspires the current and next generation of women HPC professionals while working with the community to bring about cultural change to improve the under-representation of women in supercomputing.

Register now to take part in the WHPC workshop, tutorial and networking reception

OUR EVENTS:

Tutorial: Addressing the skills shortage in HPC – strategies for equity, diversity and inclusion

Sunday 16 June 2019, 2 pm – 6 pm
Matterhorn 1, Frankfurt Messe Conference Centre
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY

The number and quality of research outputs in High Performance Computing (HPC), is directly dependent on the size, talent and skills of the HPC workforce. The HPC workforce is artificially smaller than its full potential because of insufficient diversity. Equity, diversity and inclusion are laudable goals in their own right, but also improve business and research outcomes, such as increased profit, turnover and impact.
Many organizations have effective policies in place to address equity, diversity and inclusion, however, the benefits are not being felt by HPC departments and groups. It is therefore essential that the HPC community takes direct responsibility for diversity in its own workforce.

The aim of this tutorial is to teach attendees how to bring about cultural change in their organization to improve diversity. The tutorial will provide attendees with clear steps to develop their own workable and tailored solutions for equity, diversity and inclusion.

In this tutorial, participants will learn how to build a strategy for cultural change, based on best practice from across the technology sector. Interactive hands-on sessions will encourage attendees to understand when and where change is needed in their organization, and common barriers to successful uptake of diversity strategies. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of the business case for diversity, the issues facing their workforce, a list of workable solutions and a roadmap for managing and measuring change.
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Reception: Networking and Careers Reception: Connecting talent and opportunity

Wednesday 19 June 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
ICI Brasserie, Marriott Hotel, Hamburger Allee
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY

We will once again be holding our popular evening networking cocktail and buffet dinner networking reception this year. We will be expanding our event and bringing together companies with women (and men!) who wish to find out more about the opportunities they provide from working in a more diverse and inclusive workforce to products and training that will help you build a successful career and thrive in your HPC role. Join us to discuss working in HPC, brainstorming the difficulties, the challenges, and the opportunities to improve diversity and inclusivity for everyone, and in particular women and participate in the opportunity to meet our sponsors.

Places are limited: register now!

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Workshop: Diversifying the HPC Community

Thursday 20 June 2018, 9 am – 1 pm
Flint, Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY

The tenth international Women in HPC workshop will be held at ISC19, Frankfurt, Germany. 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 2018 WHPC workshops we will once again discuss methods and steps that can be taken to address the under-representation of women, in particular by discussing the following topics:

  • Being part of the solution: instructions for advocates and allies
  • Putting in place a framework to help women take leadership positions
  • Building mentoring programmes that work effectively for women.

We will also provide opportunities aimed at promoting and providing women with the skills to thrive in HPC including:

  • Posters and lightning talks by women working in HPC
  • Short talks on: dealing with poor behaviour at work and how to help avoid it getting you down, how to deal with negative feedback, how to build writing into your daily routine and why it matters, etc.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FOR WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS MUST BE DONE

THROUGH THE ISC 2019 WEBSITE.