Women in HPC at ISC 2017

Women in HPC will once again be participating in the diversity discussions at the ISC High Performance Conference (18th-22nd June 2017, Frankfurt, Germany).

Once again we will bring together women from across the international HPC community, as well as the leaders, managers and hirers who can bring about change and provide opportunities to network, showcasing the work of inspiring women and discussing how we can all work towards to improving the under-representation of women in supercomputing.

Our activities at ISC 2017 are still being planned, so please check back soon for more details.

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • 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, Substanz 1+2Frankfurt Messe Conference Centre
  • Diversity Q&A with Lenovo
    Wednesday 21 June 2017, 15:30-16:00, Lenovo Booth, C-1220, ISC Exhibition Hall

Thursday

 

 

OUR EVENTS

WHPC Networking Lunch at ISC 2017: A celebration of Women in HPC

Tuesday 20 June 2017, 12:30-13:45
Alabaster Meeting Suite, Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY

Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) is hosting a special networking lunch during ISC week designed to celebrate the role of women in high performance computing careers. We are bringing together women leaders and young career women in corporate organizations, research institutions, academia, and business for networking, mentoring, and sharing of knowledge. Come and meet the Women in HPC team, leading employers (including from our keynote supporter, Lenovo), network with other women in the community, and find out about the Women in HPC initiative.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE LUNCH

BoF: Practical steps to diversifying the HPC workforce

Wednesday 21 June 2017, 13:45-14:45
Substanz 1+2, Frankfurt Messe Conference Centre
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY

Most of us recognise that diverse teams are good for productivity and output. But do you know how to improve diversity and build a more inclusive environment? Have you ever heard of unconscious bias, stereotype threat or imposter syndrome? Do you ever feel like you aren’t good enough to be in the community or feel like a ‘fraud’? This BoF will discuss the real effects of these three topics on the workplace, providing the audience with an introduction to each theme, how they may affect you and how they impact employers, employees, advisors, managers or your peers.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BOF

Workshop: Diversifying the HPC Community

Thursday 22 June 2017, 09:00-13:00
Basalt Conference Room, Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY

The sixth international Women in HPC workshop will be held at ISC17, Frankfurt, Germany. 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.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WORKSHOP

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FOR WORKSHOPS AND BOFS MUST BE DONE THROUGH THE ISC 2017 WEBSITE.

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