Women in HPC at SC19

SC19 will bring together the international supercomputing community in Denver, Colorado, USA, for a week of HPC, networking, data science, cloud computing and of course discussion on how to improve the diversity and inclusion in the HPC community. We are delighted to be taking part once again, and hosting a wide variety of activities. We hope to meet as many of our members, supporters and advocates as possible during the SC19 week.

If you are interested in the work of WHPC, what we do and how you can get involved, join us at SC19 and contribute to the discussion.


Sunday 17th November, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Room 704-706, Colorado Convention Center, Denver

11th International WHPC Workshop: Diversifying the HPC Community

The 11th international Women in HPC workshop will be held at SC19, Denver, Colorado, USA. Following the overwhelming success of the WHPC workshop at SC18 we will focus on the following topics this year:

  • Surviving difficult events and how to minimize the impact on your career.
  • Managing and resolving imposter syndrome.
  • Building an effective professional network.
  • How to get a new job or promotion.
  • Behaviors for inclusion: coping strategies for unconscious bias and micro-aggression.
  • Being a parent, guardian and caregiver: dealing with the guilt.
  • Pointers on making and engaging male allies at workplace.

We will also provide opportunities aimed at promoting and providing women with the skills to thrive in HPC including short lightning talks by women working in HPC.

Full details on the workshop are available here.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at SC19

Diversity Day!

Join WHPC and our Diversity Day Amplifiers including the University of Michigan, LRZ and Lenovo, to celebrate the work of Women in HPC, and the benefits of a diverse workforce.

On Tuesday 19th November, at the SC19 conference, we are asking Women in HPC members and our allies to wear the WHPC 2019 T-shirt, and our diversity wristbands in support of all women and under-represented groups in the HPC community.

Collect your T-shirt and wristbands, at the WHPC Workshop on Sunday 17th, or during the SC Exhibition Opening Gala on Monday 18th from our the booths of our partners.

Tuesday, November 19th, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm, Room 710, Colorado Convention Center

BoF: Leading Inclusively – Redefining Effective Leadership in HPC

Underrepresentation of certain groups of people in HPC leadership is causing acute talent acquisition and retention challenges in the overall pool of HPC professionals. Research shows that future leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) must master cultural awareness, be aware of the impact of bias, and create a culture of inclusivity. In this interactive BoF we will present the state of leadership in STEM and discuss how HPC can adopt a more inclusive definition of leadership to ensure the sector is able to meet its talent targets and remain competitive.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 (MDT) – The Corner Office, Stout Street, Denver

WHPC@SC19 Networking and Careers Reception

Join the WHPC members as we celebrate a growing community of women and their supporters in the supercomputing community!

We invite you to join us for a special networking evening with appetizers and drinks. Hosted by Anchor Supporter, Google in collaboration with Career Supporter: Compute Canada, Diversity Supporter  University of Michigan, and Media Supporter, Science Node. Our events celebrate the work done by WHPC, and provide a unique opportunity to network, build careers, meet members, founders, advocates, and supporters.

Our evening and lunch events have a reputation for being unlike any other HPC party you will attend, with a supportive and exciting networking atmosphere.

Registration details coming soon.


If you would like to support us please get in touch.