AND THE ADVENTURE BEGINS: Tomorrow I’m flying to Ushuaia, Argentina


Homeward Bound 2018-2019

The link above gives a quick overview of the 90 women from around the world meeting in Ushuaia, Argentina. We set sail to experience the final expeditionary component of the  STEMM-focussed, women-only global leadership initiative: Homeward Bound (HB).

The mission statement of HB is best summed up in the words of Fabian Dattner, Homeward Bound Co-Founder and CEO

Imagine for a moment a world led in equal measure by men and women. Imagine a much-changed model of leadership. Imagine a collaborative, inclusive and legacy-minded focus on the health and wellbeing of our planet. I imagine these things all the time. I believe (with significant evidence to support my perspective) that these attributes are more likely to be fostered with more women leading, not as an act of equity but of sustainability.

Imagine a world where not only do women lead more visibly, but women with a STEMM background (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine). Science has touched every part of where we are today, and likely will touch every part of our collective future. In my mind’s eye, women are present in co-creating this future and in helping all of us understand the costs and benefits of our choices.

The vision of Homeward Bound (now owned by over 320 women representing 40 nationalities and some 25 different scientific fields) is very clear: 1000 women by 2026 with a STEMM background who are a) More able to lead as a result of their involvement with Homeward Bound, b) All feeling and recognising that women are stronger together and c) All working for the greater good and having a visible impact

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