Women in High Performance Computing launches a Mentoring Program

Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) is dedicated to promoting diversity and the career advancement of women and underrepresented groups in high-performance computing

The WHPC Executive Committee, along with Jay Lofstead, WHPC’s Global Mentorship Advisor, announced the relaunch of their Mentoring Program. The program aims to create a global network for women seeking guidance and support to excel in their careers in High-Performance Computing (HPC).

The WHPC Mentoring Program is now accepting applications and will run three times a year, each lasting four months. Both mentors and mentees will receive training sessions throughout the program to maximize its benefits. Participants can also join webinars focusing on essential skills. While most of the mentorship program will be online, there are plans for in-person events, including meet-ups and gatherings at major conferences.

The program’s revival is made possible with the introduction of the Global Mentorship Advisor role, filled by Jay Lofstead. With over 20 years of experience in HPC mentorship and education programs, Lofstead stated his excitement to contribute to the positive and supportive community cultivated by Women in HPC. 

To learn more or apply as a mentor or mentee, visit the WHPC Mentoring Program webpage.