Thomas Young Centre awarded WHPC Chapter Status in new WHPC Chapter and Affiliates Programme

Thomas Young Centre has been recognized as one of the first Chapters in the new Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) Pilot Programme.

“The WHPC Chapter Pilot will enable us to reach an ever increasing community of women, provide these women with the networks that we recognise are essential for them excelling in their career, and retaining them in the workforce.” says Dr. Sharon Broude Geva, WHPC’s Director of Chapters and Director of Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at the University of Michigan (U-M). “At the same time we envisage that the new Chapters will be able to tailor their activities to the needs of their local community as we know that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to diversity.”
 
“At WHPC we are delighted to be accepting (Organization name) as a Chapter under the pilot program, and working with them to build a sustainable solution to diversifying the international HPC landscape” said Dr. Toni Collis, Chair and co-founder of WHPC and Chief Business Development Officer at Appentra Solutions.
 
About Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) and the Chapters and Affiliates Pilot Programme
Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) was created with the vision to encourage women to participate in the HPC community by providing fellowship, education, and support to women and the organizations that employ them. Through collaboration and networking, WHPC strives to bring together women in HPC and technical computing while encouraging women to engage in outreach activities and improve the visibility of inspirational role models.
 
WHPC has launched a pilot programme for groups to become Affiliates or Chapters. The programme will share the knowledge and expertise of WHPC as well as help 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.
 
WHPC is stewarded by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh. For more information visit http://www.womeninhpc.org

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