Toni Collis

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  • WHPC returns to ISC High Performance in Frankfurt

    By: Toni Collis, Chair Women in High Performance Computing and CBDO at Appentra Solutions. In just 10 days WHPC will be at the ISC 2018 conference for our fourth year and including the eighth international Women in HPC workshop. Our events will be focusing on current concerns from the community to improve inclusivity, as well […]

  • International Women’s Day

    Happy International Women’s Day from the WHPC team. International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1910, after the initial observance in New York on February 28 1909. Now, 108 years later, society has come a long way to recognising the participation and achievements of women, though as our followers know, we still have some way […]

  • Improving diversity at conferences

    With the SC17 conference just around the corner, I was reminded that WHPC is frequently asked how to improve diversity at conferences. As Inclusivity Chair for SC17, I can assure you that there is no simple quick-fix. Instead it takes constant effort during the entire period of planning and execution of the conference. Last year, […]

  • Faces of HPC

    One of the things that I believe in passionately is that personal characteristics should not be a barrier to participating in any aspect of life. This belief is what led me and my colleagues to set-up Women in HPC, as our gender affects us personally. However, I am also very aware that gender is just […]

  • Q&A with SC17 Inclusivity Chair Toni Collis

    As Inclusivity Chair for SC17 I have spent the last 18 months embedding diversity and inclusion best practice into every aspect of the SC conference. This article, written for the SC17 conference, explains why the conference is embracing this activity and the benefits we can all receive. 1. What exactly does the term “inclusivity” mean? […]