Leading Workforce Diversity Programs

The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program is a three year program funded by the National Science Foundation and DOE/ESnet. It was developed as a means for addressing the prevalent gender gap that exists in Information Technology (IT) particularly in the fields of network engineering and high performance computing (HPC). It was originally introduced as a pilot program in November 2015 at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas. The program enables five talented early to mid-career women from diverse regions of the U.S. research and education community IT field to participate in the ground-up construction of SCinet, one of the fastest and most advanced computer networks in the world. WINS is a joint effort between the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).