Women in HPC will once again attend the Supercomputing conference to discuss diversity and inclusivity topics. Activities will bring together women and male allies 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.
The 11th International Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) workshop at SC20 in Atlanta brings together the HPC community to discuss the growing importance of increasing diversity in the workplace. This workshop will recognize and discuss the challenges of improving the proportion of women in the HPC community, and is relevant for employers and employees throughout the supercomputing workforce who are interested in addressing diversity. Previous Women in HPC workshops at SC were great successes, with over 100 attendees in the past two workshops, receiving 32 and 21 posters from early-mid career women, respectively.
Sessions will focus on the following areas:
- Raising Awareness about gender equality at workspaces
- How to tackle negative workplace behavior for a more inclusive environment
- Navigating Change and Transition at work and in personal life
- Recognition and celebration of achievement in the career path
- Overcoming fear and taking the leap in career journey
- Effective self and peer evaluations for successful career
- Navigating your way to successful negotiations in the workplace
The workshop will provide activities of interest to three particular groups:
- Those responsible for hiring and recruiting staff that are interested in increasing diversity and retention of underrepresented groups in their organisation;
- Early and mid career women working in HPC who wish to improve their career opportunities;
- Diversity allies: those wishing to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace culture who want to learn and share tips and methods for bringing about cultural change.
The day will include presentations from early career women showcasing their HPC work in a lightning talks session, networking, and the opportunity to meet mentors and peers. We will include talks that will provide instructions for advocates and allies with strategies for improving workplace diversity, and becoming a part of the solution. We will also include a series of short talks on career focused topics, including: building and maintaining workplace resilience, best practices from organizations on improving workplace diversity, navigating change at work and in personal life, and challenges and opportunities for women in entrepreneurship/venture capital. This will provide the attendees with tools on becoming a better leader in the workforce, effectively dealing with challenges at work, and managing work-life balance.