The 80 women selected for the third Homeward Bound Program all have a background (that is a degree qualification, or equivalent) in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine (STEMM). They cover a broad range of professions, occupations and career levels, and were selected based on their potential to have an impact on decision making as it relates to the state of the planet and its inhabitants. Pathways and mechanisms for having impact form a core part of our program, and the ongoing intention of Homeward Bound is to develop a 1000-strong network of women leaders collaborating and supporting each other in changing the face of leadership and managing our ‘planet as home’, for the better.
This cohort of women were introduced into their collaborative online Homeward Bound program in December 2018, and will voyage to Antarctica on-board the MV Ushuaia for program delivery and the experience of a lifetime from 31 December 2018 to 19 January 2019. Joining the ranks of the 152 alumnae who have taken the Homeward Bound journey before them, post-voyage debriefing and learning extensions will cement their experience and further support them in taking what they’ve learnt out into the world.