Recent research, highlighted at the World Economic Forum in Davos, has indicated the existence of a “diversity dividend”, suggesting that a more diverse workforce boosts the bottom line for businesses, with mixed workforces raising revenues by around 40% as compared to all-male or all-female workforces.
Women are greatly outnumbered by men in the HPC community. Improving diversity in the workforce is generally recognised as essential to meet the needs of a growing industry, improve European competitiveness and improve productivity. However, the sector struggles to attract female candidates when jobs are advertised.
This BoF explores ways of promoting diversity in HPC and hears from women working in the HPC industry, exploring issues such as unconscious bias, workforce policies, educational choices and opportunities with a view to helping them to attract and retain talented women.