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#HBClimateLeaders at COP26 Glasgow

#HBClimateLeaders at COP26 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.

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Antarctica is running out of time: Homeward Bound collaboration calls for new MPA

Antarctica is running out of time: Homeward Bound collaboration calls for new MPA

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.

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Leadership lessons driving the race to net zero: Lorna Slater

Leadership lessons driving the race to net zero: Lorna Slater

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.

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Questions on leadership for #TeamHB5

Questions on leadership for #TeamHB5

This week marks the end of the virtual development journey for the 5th cohort of Homeward Bound, #TeamHB5. For the past 18 months, 80 incredible women in STEMM , from all over the world, have come together every month to strengthen their connections as a community and to evolve their leadership practice. 

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Why women’s visibility is a central pillar of Homeward Bound

Why women’s visibility is a central pillar of Homeward Bound

“You can give women leaders the best training in leadership, strategy and science, but if they don’t know how to make themselves seen and their real capability remains invisible, then all that potential might go to waste. And we simply don’t have time for that to happen.” So say the directors of Visibility Co, the team behind Homeward Bound’s visibility stream.

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Inclusion – space to recognise and challenge implicit bias

Inclusion – space to recognise and challenge implicit bias

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.

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JOIN #TeamHB7

JOIN #TeamHB7

Applications for the 7th cohort of the Homeward Bound women in STEMM leadership initiative are now open. 

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The leadership we need

The leadership we need

Homeward Bound founder Fabian Dattner encourages men and women everywhere to be more as leaders and to expect and ask for more from leaders above them.

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Eureka! Homeward Bound faculty Prof. Sharon Robinson.

Eureka! Homeward Bound faculty Prof. Sharon Robinson.

Homeward Bound science stream facilitator Professor Sharon Robinson from the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health at the University of Wollongong (UOW) is a finalist in the 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for leadership in innovation and science.

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Our Sunburnt Country – Anika Molesworth

Our Sunburnt Country – Anika Molesworth

#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.

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Leading the science – Nicole Webster #TeamHB1

Leading the science – Nicole Webster #TeamHB1

“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.”

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This is our time podcast launch

This is our time podcast launch

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.

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“Jailed Indefinitely”: #TeamHB6’s Liz Rickman on leadership

“Jailed Indefinitely”: #TeamHB6’s Liz Rickman on leadership

In June 2002 #TeamHB6’s Liz Rickman took her turn as a peaceful Greenpeace protestor chained aboard the M/S Fagervik at the Swedish port of Norrköping. When police boarded the ship, cutting through the chains and taking Liz and two companions into custody, she was calm and felt assured that the “normal process” would follow. But it didn’t.

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Networks are key to advancing Women in STEM

Networks are key to advancing Women in STEM

A report from The Asia Foundation shows how women’s STEM networks, such as Homeward Bound, play an important role in overcoming barriers and advancing opportunities for women and girls; for example, to create and sustain a space for sharing, support, and mentorship.

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Sylvia Earle – Filmed Faculty

Sylvia Earle – Filmed Faculty

Sylvia Earle, in her 80s, is mesmerising in her intelligence. Marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, author, lecturer, explorer-in-residence since 1998 for National Geographic, first female chief scientist of the U.S. NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and named by TIME as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. She was interviewed in October 2016 by Fabian Dattner for Homeward Bound Projects. Hear her telling of decades old sexism and the facts of her leadership of the Tektite Project in 1970.

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What are the drivers of wellbeing for leaders?

What are the drivers of wellbeing for leaders?

Giving women the skills to be willing and capable of taking their place as leaders means addressing and working on wellbeing. Homeward Bound is using the evidence-based set of tools in the Global Leadership Wellness Survey (GLWS) in the online component of the leadership program, helping participants gain a complete view of factors affecting energy, resilience, and wellbeing, and the resources to meaningfully improve them for themselves, their teams and their organisation.

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