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HB6 Spotlight – Abeer Al Saud

HB6 Spotlight – Abeer Al Saud

The fuel in my being is energized by working and I enjoy the thrill of doing things that evoke my passion. Whenever I realize that my actions and beliefs change archaic routines, that stimulates me to move one.

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An open letter to #TeamHB6

An open letter to #TeamHB6

Homeward Bound is an inspirational, focused, pragmatic, global collaboration for and with women in STEMM, to role model and evolve a very different way of leading. We share common cause – to care for Earth as our home, and we have the expertise, intellect and will to do something about it.

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Search for a new CEO begins

Search for a new CEO begins

The Homeward Bound Board is excited to announce that Homeward Bound has begun the search for a new CEO to manage the next phase of expansion and growth of this incredible leadership initiative.

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Leadership in times of trauma

Leadership in times of trauma

… leadership is everywhere; not just in those positions labeled as such. All of us can apply the principles of trauma leadership every day. We can apply it to ourselves, our families and workplaces, and the way we show up in the world.

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Homeward Bound: Learning leadership in and from Antarctica

Homeward Bound: Learning leadership in and from Antarctica

Cassandra Brooks (left) and Dr Justine Shaw (right). Image: Will Rogan Icy wind from the Antarctic continent stings our faces as we crouch in the zodiacs straining to hear the crackling of the ice. Water rises and falls around us as if it’s breathing. Small pieces of...

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Te mana o Hinehukapapa. We are ancestors of the future.

Te mana o Hinehukapapa. We are ancestors of the future.

Walking up the snowy peak in Antarctica I am pinching myself. High above the ocean, the strange shapes of icebergs make for a surreal panorama. It is quite literally awe inspiring. It is a place where our Mother Earth reigns supreme. I am not alone. I stand with 100...

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Q and A on Collaboration with Aparna Lal

Q and A on Collaboration with Aparna Lal

MAKING RESEARCH USEFUL: THE POWER OF DEEPER COLLABORATION BETWEEN ACADEMIA AND POLICYMAKERS Q&A with Aparna Lal and Julia May, Co-founder, Visibility stream, Homeward Bound Aparna Lal is an ecologist and public health researcher interested in how environmental...

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Leadership and Trust: Associate Professor Sandra Radovini

Leadership and Trust: Associate Professor Sandra Radovini

What is trust? Trust is a key pillar of all good relationships; it is the foundation that supports strong and long-lasting collaborations. It is the base of effective team work. Trust can be thought of as an invitation: an invitation to openness, to communication, to...

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Learning from a Century of Leadership

Learning from a Century of Leadership

As a marine ecologist, I applied for Homeward Bound without having any idea of what leadership could mean for a scientist like me. For a long time, the word leadership was beyond my grasp, for the simple reason that the word has no translation in French. However, I...

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We Need Trust to Build Strong Leaders

We Need Trust to Build Strong Leaders

  As a young woman, I was involved in a dance community. Before dancing, we held each other’s arms in pairs and stared into each other’s eyes while taking deep breaths. We then touched each other’s foreheads with our fingers and together said “I trust you because...

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Leadership and Inclusiveness: Fern Wickson

Leadership and Inclusiveness: Fern Wickson

When I was offered the role of Lead Facilitator for Homeward Bound 4, I was extremely excited but also a little bit daunted. Part of my job as lead facilitator is to enable a faculty of twelve exceptional women leaders from all around the world to deliver a leadership...

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Welcome to Homeward Bound 4

Welcome to Homeward Bound 4

By Dr Jen Martin (Visibility Faculty - Onboard Sci-Comms Facilitator)   The clouds were sitting low, obscuring the mountains as the one hundred women of Team HB4 finally came together in Ushuaia last night for our welcome dinner. As we gathered, the noise levels...

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Leadership and Resilience: Fabian Dattner

Leadership and Resilience: Fabian Dattner

Don’t confuse resilience with determination, or grit, or bloody mindedness. Don’t confuse it with flexibility or adaptability. It is all these things, but so much more when we talk about women, leadership and the state of our planet. Perhaps men and women are entirely...

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