Thursday, July 13, 2017

Why Tech is Failing at Diversity and How It Can Succeed - HPC WIRE

by Kelly Nolan 
Originally published: July 11, 2017
Publisher: HPCwire.com 

The sectors that are supposed to be all about innovation and the future continue to fail spectacularly at gender equity and diversity.

UK, US and Canada still haven’t managed to break the average 20 percent threshold for gender equity across STEM academic disciplines. And in some cases, the numbers of women are actually declining. Certain disciplines like to boast higher numbers but are still well below parity.

High-Performance Computing (HPC), Scientific Computing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) academic departments and the IT industry are the epicenters for wealth, power and our future prosperity.