- Women leaders for tackling the climate emergency
As Homeward Bound partners, we're promoting a new edition that will culminate in the biggest female expedition to the Antarctic from 22 November to 10 December 2019. The expedition will gather together around 100 women scientists from 35 countries and coincide with the celebration of the bicentenary of the discovery of Antarctica.
Since our incorporation as a global partner three years ago, we have facilitated the participation of 400 women in the program. The aim of Homeward Bound is to create, within 10 years, an international network of 1,000 professionals working in different areas of the STEM (science, tech, engineering, math and medicine) disciplines to collaborate in projects in diverse scientific and geographical fields.
The one-year initiative includes training programs with specialist mentors in leadership, strategy, communication and visibility, based on an evaluation of personal development. The mentors selected for HB04 include world-renowned figures such as the architect of the Paris Agreement, Christiana Figueres, primatologist Jane Goodall, and Musimbi Kanyoro, CEO and president of the Global Fund for Women.
Wind in stern to all sail jumping the waves along the Cape Horn we entered the sea of Sickles, we left the Antarctica behind.