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STEMM still a challenging place for women, say leaders

STEMM still a challenging place for women, say leaders

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.

I was a Meteorologist in Antarctica

I was a Meteorologist in Antarctica

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 announces scholarship opportunity for South Pacific woman in STEMM

Homeward Bound announces scholarship opportunity for South Pacific woman in STEMM

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.

HB7 Spotlight: Susan McDonald

HB7 Spotlight: Susan McDonald

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.

Urgent effort needed to curb pandemic’s ‘astounding’ plastic problem

Urgent effort needed to curb pandemic’s ‘astounding’ plastic problem

During COVID-19, 129 billion masks and 65 billion gloves are being consumed, while 42 billion plastic cups and 40 billion plastic bottles are being used on a monthly basis. This is contributing to a rise in major health and environmental issues such as entanglement of wildlife, microplastic bioaccumulation, even reproduction issues in people, eight women in STEMM from #TeamHB4 and #TeamHB5 have found.

“The world needs your unique gifts and insights”: The Busara Circle’s Hinemoa Elder

“The world needs your unique gifts and insights”: The Busara Circle’s Hinemoa Elder

Dr Hinemoa Elder is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in New Zealand. She is of Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi descent and is a staunch advocate for Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga, the Māori language and cultural lore. The HB4 participant is a new recruit to Homeward Bound’s Busara Circle, a group of women who Homeward Bound calls on for their wisdom, experience and leadership.

HB7 Spotlight: Linda Keyes

HB7 Spotlight: Linda Keyes

Women remain underrepresented in emergency medicine and in the niche fields of wilderness and high altitude medicine. We need women leaders as role models, and the women leaders we have need to actively raise up the next generation.

5 ways climate change boosts tsunami threat, from collapsing ice shelves to sea level rise

5 ways climate change boosts tsunami threat, from collapsing ice shelves to sea level rise

Most tsunamis are caused by earthquakes, but a significant percentage (about 15%) are caused by landslides or volcanoes. Some of these may be interlinked – for example, landslide tsunamis are often triggered by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. But does climate change also play a role? #TeamHB6’s Jane Cunneen is a geologist specialising in plate tectonics, geophysics, earthquakes, tsunamis, and natural hazard mitigation.