The WHPC Chapters and Affiliates Pilot Programme
Early in 2018 we started working with a range of groups and organisations that are passionate about WHPC’s vision and mission to develop a Chapters and Affiliates Programme. We are now delighted to have five WHPC Chapters and three WHPC affiliates as part of a pilot programme to help frame a sustainable future for WHPC and all who support of vision.
The Pilot Programme will enable WHPC to share its expertise and knowledge, but to then facilitate the new Chapters and Affiliates to use this knowledge to tailor activities and develop diversity and inclusion goals suitable to the needs of local HPC communities. During the Pilot WHPC will work with the Chapters and Affiliates to support and promote the work of women in their organizations, develop crucial role models, and assist employers in the recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive HPC workforce. The programme will include the formation of a Chapters Committee designed to support the individual chapters, share knowledge and ideas and develop a sustainable future for the programme.
How to Start a local WHPC Group | Become a Chapter or Affiliate
Do you share our passion for female empowerment, diversity, inclusion and promoting women in the HPC workforce? Do you think that your community would benefit from the range of programs WHPC offers? Then you may want to start a WHPC group in your area and join our global network!
WHPC is currently running a pilot programme to assess how we should operate a worldwide network of Chapters and Affiliates that is officially associated with WHPC. The goal: bring WHPC’s vision and mission to the worldwide community and assisting those passionate about diversity and inclusion to bring about positive change in their area.
There are some areas in the world where we already have chapters and affiliates as shown on our chapters and affiliates map. If you are in an area with a Chapter or Affiliate, please contact us, and we’ll put you in touch with your local group contact; the local contact can then let you know how you can get involved and be part of the process.
We are eager to expand our WHPC affiliate and chapters network. Thousands of women and HPC organisations can benefit from the activities of WHPC, and it is our goal to reach as many of them as possible. If you are in a region/organisation where there is not currently a chapter or affiliate please note that at the present time, applications are closed while we review the pilot WHPC Chapters and Affiliates Programme. Please check back in early 2019 for more information.