The 76 women selected for the inaugural Homeward Bound voyage all had a background in science, covered a broad range of professions, occupations and career levels, and were selected based on their potential to use scientific knowledge and methods to impact on decision making as it relates to the state of the planet. Pathways and mechanisms for having impact formed a core part of discussions on-board.
This first cohort of women began their online learning journey in October 2015, culminating in core program delivery while voyaging around Antarctica on MV Ushuaia from 2 to 21 December 2016. This first group of alumnae provided important feedback that has since helped evolve Homeward Bound in many ways, bringing closer to fulfilment our ambition to develop a 1000-strong global network of women to lead, influence and contribute to the decision making around our ‘planet as home’.
(Note: the following profiles may no longer be current; they are as provided during program participation.)