Empowering Women in HPC careers through participation in the WINS apprenticeship
TimeTuesday, July 306:30pm - 8:30pm
LocationCrystal Foyer and Crystal B
DescriptionThe purpose of this poster is to explore the benefits for young professional women in male-dominated careers participating in HPC apprenticeships, focusing on those participating in the WINS apprenticeship model. Women are particularly underrepresented in the Information Technology field, an issue of concern both in terms of increased economic participation of women, and gender equality more broadly. It is known that the foundations for transition from education and training to employment are usually established during the school years. During those years, men and women have reinforced notions of what is possible and not possible for them. Unfortunately, gendered stereotypes and perceptions around certain career options are still reinforced within schools and create barriers to widening young women’s participation in a range of careers, particularly in fields traditionally dominated by males. The poster discusses the outcomes of participating in the WINS HPC apprenticeship, and the experiences of the past WINS awardees.