Diversity and Inclusion

  • Why do we keep hiring ourselves?

    Guest post by: Cristin Merritt, Partner Manager, Alces Flight Limited Back in 2014, I attended a program looking at leadership skills.  At the time I was doing a lot of recruiting for the company I worked for and would spend hours listening to what the manager wanted in their candidate – from preferred degree types […]

  • Driving Gender Equality in the Tech Industry: Breaking down unconscious bias

    By: Angelo Apa, Technical Sales and Business Development Director Lenovo Data Center Group Today, women make up at least 40 percent of the global workforce — and in some countries, more than half, according to the Pew Research Center. This figure, however, plummets across the globe once we zero in on the tech industry, where only […]

  • Labor Snapshot: Engaging Women and Diverse Talent is Now Imperative for High Performance Computing Sectors

    Image designed by Freepik By: Kelly Nolan, WHPC Director of Business Development, and Co-Founder of Talent StrategyThis post was first published on the SC18 Blog on March 14th, 2018. Limiting Growth When you examine the STEM disciplines that produce HPC experts, unconscious bias and the lack of engagement of women is playing a major role in […]

  • Broadening Participation in Blue Waters

    Guest post by Scott Lathrop, Blue Waters Project, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. In 2013, NSF commissioned the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to examine the priorities and associated trade-offs for advanced computing in support of NSF-sponsored science and engineering research. The committee’s report made recommendations […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nevertheless, She Coded

    By: Elsa Gonsiorowski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This post was first published on http://www.gonsie.com/blorg. In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, dev.to is boosting stories from women. Here is some of my story, inspired by Nevertheless, She Coded. Why I Code I code to communicate science. I define myself as a scientist and have had a life-long […]

  • Male Allies are Key to Diversity and Inclusion Challenges in HPC Industries

    “DNC: White Men Shouldn’t Apply for Tech Jobs” – this was a recent headline in the news. A manager within the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out an email seeking diverse candidates for IT positions, but added: “I personally would prefer that you not forward to cisgender straight white males, as they are already in […]

  • Professional Responsibility in Research Science (and the lack thereof)!

    Guest post by: Smarty Pants Science The job of a scientist is immensely rewarding — but also technically challenging, and often riddled with administrative and institutional red tape. Learning how to navigate these challenges is critical for mastering the practice of science and advancing early career scientists (students, interns, post docs, etc). The role of good […]

  • 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 […]

  • Diversity in Action

    Guest Post by: Marie-Christine Sawley, Intel In the HPC community we are passionate about technical capacity to solve complex problems. We also understand that HPC is having a growing impact on societal and economic challenges. We encourage women in technology to come gain hands-on experience with Intel platforms, network with Intel and industry experts, and […]