[hpc-announce] Call for Participation: Women-in-HPC workshop at SC'19

Misbah Mubarak misbah.mubarak at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 08:55:57 CDT 2019

 **** Women in HPC at SC19: Diversifying the HPC Community and
Engaging Male Allies ****
                        Sunday, 17th November, 9AM – 5:30PM
                     Room 601, Colorodo Convention Center, Denver, Colorodo, USA

The eleventh international Women in HPC workshop will take place at
Supercomputing conference, Denver, USA. Once again Women in HPC, our
advocates, allies, supporters, and anyone interested in improving
diversity across the HPC community is welcome to join us to discuss
the challenges the community faces, and how to improve the
opportunities provided to women. Previous Women in HPC workshops at SC
have been great successes, with over 100 attendees in the past two
workshops, and over 25 submissions from early/mid-career women at

This year, our keynote talk will be about butterfly effect of
inclusive leadership by Bev Crair, Vice President of Development and
Quality at Lenovo. Additionally, we will focus on the following

Pointers on making and engaging male allies at workplace
Mentoring: why we need it, best practices and business case for good
mentoring programs.
Surviving difficult events and how to minimize the impact on your career
Managing and resolving imposter syndrome
Behaviors for inclusion: coping strategies for unconscious bias
Being a parent, guardian and caregiver: dealing with the guilt

The workshop agenda is as follows:

09:00 – 10:00              Keynote: The Butterfly Effect of Inclusive
Leadership. Bev Crair, Vice President of Development and Quality at

10:00 – 10:30              Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30              Short Talks Session
-       Surviving difficult events & minimizing the impact on your
career -- Hai Ah Nam, Los Alamos National Laboratory
-       Managing and resolving imposter syndrome -- Todd Gamblin,
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
-       Coping strategies for unconscious bias -- Elizabeth Bautista, NERSC
-       Being a parent, guardian & caregiver: dealing with guilt -- Jo
Adegbola, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
-       Dealing with sexism in the workplace -- AJ Lauer, NCAR

11:30 – 12:30              Panel Discussion: Engaging Male Allies
Panel Moderator         Misbah Mubarak, Amazon Web Services
Panelist 1                    Cory Snavely, NERSC
Panelist 2                    Ian Foster, U-Chicago and Argonne
National Laboratory
Panelist 4                    Patty Lopez, Intel corporation
Panelist 5                    Brendan Bouffler, Amazon Web Services

1:00 – 2:00                  Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:00                  Early Career Lightning Talks Session

3:00 – 3:30                  Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:00                  Panel Discussion: Mentoring, why we need
it, best practices and business case for great mentoring programs
Panel Moderator         Toni Collis, Women in HPC
Panelist 1                    Mariam Umar, Intel corporation
Panelist 2                    Zhe Bai (WHPC fellow), Raksha Roy (WHPC
fellow), Priyanka Ghosh (WHPC fellow)
Panelist 3                    Sarvani Chadalapaka, Univ. of California, Merced
Panelist 4                    Bronis R. de Supinski, Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory

05:00 – 05:15              Workshop closing and outcomes

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