Meet Melissa Cristina Márquez a wildlife educator and marine scientist whose research focuses on the habitat use and media portrayal of Chondrichthyan (sharks, stingrays, skates, and chimaeras). She voyaged to Antarctica as part of HB4 and shares her experience. Read...
Meet Dr Emma J King from Homeward Bound 8: a neurodivergent science communicator, space enthusiast and entrepreneur with a background in physics and a passion for wildlife and conservation. Dr King was one of the top 2% of candidates in the 2021 European Space Agency astronaut selection process.
Meet Lauren Fritz, a PhD student in marine mammal ecology based at the University of California who initially studied chemical engineering and developed a love for the ocean when she studied abroad in Perth, Australia. Lauren is a member of HB8.
The neuroscientist, entrepreneur, endurance athlete and inspirational speaker wants to inspire people to realise their dreams and help prevent burnout.
We are proud to launch Homeward Bound 8: a cohort of more than 110 women from 18 countries and 25 nationalities, who were selected for our global leadership initiative based on their outstanding potential to lead and to create better outcomes for the planet.
“Leadership has the influence to change policies”: Filipina geochemist awarded Homeward Bound scholarship
Farrah Hiramis, a geothermal geochemist from the Philippines who is passionate about harnessing renewable energy, is the recipient of a Homeward Bound scholarship supported by BOC.
Four Homeward Bound 1 alumnae: environmental scientist Dr Anne Christianson, malariologist Dr Sarah Charnaud, sustainable buildings advocate Dr Samantha Hall and sociologist Professor Meredith Nash are featured in The Leadership Professional Development Videos launched today in partnership with The Leadership Film and Homeward Bound. The four case studies have been developed for use by professional facilitators, corporate trainers, educators and government managers to create awareness of systemic gender inequality, illustrate the significant personal impact of issues such as harrassment, imposter syndrome and the gender pay gap on women in STEMM and the wider female workforce, and motivate real and lasting change in the workplace.
Louise Carroll from #TeamHB7 has been a meteorologist at Davis, Casey and Macquarie Island and is planning to return for her fifth expedition this summer. The meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology in Canberra explains what drew her to the field of meteorology, and why she keeps returning to Antarctica.
Homeward Bound today announced a new scholarship supported by BOC that will provide one woman with a background in STEMM the opportunity to participate in the ground-breaking Homeward Bound leadership initiative. The full scholarship is open to women across the South Pacific region including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Zealand or Australia.
Susan McDonald is an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer with over 11 years of experience in designing and overseeing major engineering infrastructure programmes in the power, utilities and renewables sector. She is the Energy Transition Lead within Deloitte‚ Net Zero Transformation Strategy team and she’s also been awarded for her work in reimagining at-home COVID19 tests to make them more inclusive and accessible.