HB Blog: Follow the journey
The Board is excited to announce the appointment of Pamela Sutton-Legaud as the new CEO of Homeward Bound.
Applications for the 7th cohort of the Homeward Bound women in STEMM leadership initiative are now open.
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.
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.
#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.
“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.”
Members of the Homeward Bound community has been part of a comprehensive evaluation of the environmental state of play in Australia, which shows major and iconic ecosystems are collapsing across the continent and into Antarctica.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homeward Bound is on the search for an interim Operations & Project Manager, to provide crucial support to a CEO during a time of exciting activity. This four month contract will commence mid to late October, with the potential for extension.l.
“We’ve got a closing window of opportunity to do the right thing! The High Seas treaty is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change how we manage our global ocean.” Nichola Clarke, #TeamHB6
Clare Bowditch is a beloved Australian award-winning musician, actor, author, and speaker on topics of modern mental health, big-hearted business, and all things “being woman” and is part of the onboard filmed faculty for Homeward Bound. This week she spoke at the National Press Club of Australia on “Music, Meaning and Money”. HB’s visionary founder Fabian Dattner shares this love letter to a great leader.
Following the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season, a small group of women from #TeamHB4 took the lead on writing an open letter to the Prime Minister with the hope to influence Australia to switch from coal-burning to 100% renewable energy powered by the sun and wind.
We are the “community” and if we want to see lions in the wild, if we want our children and great grandchildren to see lions – then whether you live in the USA or in the UK or live alongside them in an African village, you have to be involved in their protection.
Improving diversity and inclusion in our programs is a key priority for Homeward Bound, and and we are delighted to announce two scholarships that offer financial support to #TeamHB6.
As females, perhaps our empathy with others drives us to succeed in ventures and dive deeper to understand different facets of problems to solve.
In 2016 Homeward Bound founder Fabian Dattner flew around the world, talking to amazing women leaders about leadership for our planet.
This excerpt from Dr Jane Goodall explores the sort of leadership the world needs now.