Women in HPC

SSI Fellow Mozhgan Kabiri chimeh and Elsa Gonsiorowski recap their experience at the Women in High-Performance Computing (WHPC) workshop at the SC22 in Dallas, Texas.
By Software Sustainability Institute Fellow Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh (NVIDIA), Anna (Ania) Brown (University of Oxford, University of Southampton), Fouzhan Hosseini (NAG), Weronika Fillinger (EPCC) and Neelofer Banglawala (EPCC)
Submissions are requested for the first WHPC Summit, to be held at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, on 29 April to 1 May, 2020.
EPCC's Women in HPC Chapter is holding a launch event to celebrate this recently formed chapter and to engage and develop the Women in HPC community. The launch will take place at St Leonard's, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh, on Wednesday 8th May 2019. The chapter has a strong focus on diversity and the organisers are particularly keen that the launch is open and welcoming to all, whether you are interested in becoming a member of the network or simply keen to be an ally and supporter.

Women in HPC will once again attend the Supercomputing conference to discuss diversity and inclusivity topics. Activities will bring together women from across the international HPC community, provide opportunities to network, showcase the work of inspiring women, and discuss how we can all work towards improving the under-representation of women in supercomputing.

Deadline for submissions 30 April 2017. 

To submit your work, please prepare a short abstract (250 words). 

For full details please visit the workshop's event page.

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 WHPC event 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.

Congratulations to Toni Collis, Research Software Engineer and Policy Consultant at the Software Sustainability Institute, who won the HPCWire Readers' Choice Award for Outstanding Leadership in HPC for her outstanding work to improve inclusion in the scientific software and High Performance Computing community.

Do you work in High Performance Computing (HPC)? Would you like to help with a study focusing on underrepresentation of women in HPC? 


The Software Sustainability Institute in collaboration with ARCHER and Women in HPC is organising the first Software Carpentry workshop for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) in the UK. The event will take place at the University of Manchester on 14-15 December 2015.

Software Carpentry's mission is to help researchers get more work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation.…

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