Developing, Recruiting, and Retaining Women in HPC
SESSION: Developing, Recruiting, and Retaining Women in HPC
EVENT TYPE: Birds of a Feather
TIME: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
SESSION LEADER(S):Rebecca J. Hartman-Baker, Judith C. Hill, Hai Ah Nam
ABSTRACT: Despite the fact that women comprise more than half the world’s population, they are underrepresented as a group in high-performance computing. In this BOF, we will discuss how the HPC community can improve the representation of women.
We will begin with a discussion of the challenges faced in attracting women into the HPC field, and develop some ideas that can be implemented to improve recruitment and retention of women along the educational pipeline and in entry-level positions. Then, we will discuss the challenges in retaining women in HPC careers, including challenges unique to the field, and examine the practices of organizations that have been successful in recruitment and retention, with an eye toward how HPC organizations can incorporate these practices into their corporate culture in order to retain employees of all types.
The session will begin with the perspectives of women in successful careers on the academic, industrial, and laboratory sides of high-performance computing, and continue with an open discussion among the BOF attendees. In this session, we hope to foster a community to aid in the development, recruitment, and retention of women in HPC.
Session Leader Details:
Rebecca J. Hartman-Baker (Primary Session Leader) - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Judith C. Hill (Secondary Session Leader) - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Hai Ah Nam (Secondary Session Leader) - Oak Ridge National Laboratory