The 77 women who completed the second Homeward Bound program all had a background (degree qualification, or equivalent) in a field of science. They represented 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. Pathways and mechanisms for having impact formed a core part of program curriculum and discussions.
This second cohort of women began their learning journey in April 2017, culminating in their voyage to Antarctica from 18 February to 17 March 2018, and extending with debriefings, collaborations and follow-up sessions for several months post-voyage. Now as alumnae, joining the 76 who went before them, they are helping fullfill Homeward Bound’s ambition to develop a 1000-strong network of women with backgrounds in science who can support each other in changing the face of leadership and better managing our ‘planet as home’.
(Note: the following profiles may no longer be current; they are as provided during program participation.)