Homeward Bound has been chosen as the recipient of the IV Malaspina Award in recognition its global work advancing the leadership capability of women in STEMM.
A giant banner of drawings by over 2500 children from around the world, including 1,891 Australian kids, will go on display this week at COP26 in Glasgow.
The COP26 summit in Glasgow runs from 31 October until 1 November 2021, brining together governments and other parties from around the world to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
AntarcticaNOW is an international group of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) with disciplinary fields ranging from Antarctic research to conservation biology and public policy. It was founded by members of #TeamHB4, during the world’s largest ever all-woman expedition to Antarctica in 2019. AntarcticaNOW members are united by a single cause: protecting the spectacular biodiversity of Antarctica.
Everything about our society is built on consuming as much as possible. Our economy, our social status, our success markers, our ‘normal’, is all built on buying more, more, more. Unfortunately this leads to a narrative that tackling the climate crisis means that we have to live poorer lives, when in fact is that it means that we can live lives that recognise what really matters: family, friends, time well spent, meaningful work, abundant nature.
Implicit biases are based on our unconscious stereotypes and shape our social preferences and behaviour. We want to believe that we are not racist or sexist. However, being brought up in a certain cultural context makes unconscious biased reactions inevitable.
The #TeamHB4’s Katja Ovchinnikova learnt about bias studies, the more motivated she was to promote diversity and inclusion in STEMM.
Applications for the 7th cohort of the Homeward Bound women in STEMM leadership initiative are now open.
#TeamHB4’s Anika Molesworth is a farmer, scientist and storyteller. Her book, Our Sunburnt Country, tells of the heartache the decade-long Millennium drought, climate change and her hope-filled vision for the future.
“If I reflect on my time with Homeward Bound, I think probably one of the biggest take homes for me was just this eye-opening exposure to some of the challenges that my female colleagues had faced throughout their careers.”
Series 2 of the This Is Our Time podcast, recording during the 2018 voyage of Homeward Bound 2, was launched last week with an online celebration.