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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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INCLUSION From HB4 participant Katja Ovchinnikova   As any other professional field, academia suffers from social biases, i.e. preferences for certain social groups. In tech, gender and racial biases are especially prominent. Working in artificial intelligence, I...

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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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Leading the Way with #TeamHB4

Leading the Way with #TeamHB4

In just over a week, the fourth edition of Homeward Bound will be setting sail from Ushuaia, Argentina to one of the most ecologically pristine environments in the world ̶ Antarctica.  On this journey, nearly 100 women with a background in STEMM (science, technology,...

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FOR A SATISFYING CAREER, ENQUIRE WITHIN: DR MARIE CLARK

FOR A SATISFYING CAREER, ENQUIRE WITHIN: DR MARIE CLARK

Rampant gender bias aside, one of the most concerning aspects of scientific funding trends in Australia is that already well-established investigators are being funded at the expense of those who are still developing as leaders.  In essence, scientists are eating their young.

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ON THE PRESERVATION OF WILD SPACES…GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS: DR SOPHIE ADAMS

ON THE PRESERVATION OF WILD SPACES…GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS: DR SOPHIE ADAMS

The world is facing many challenges at the moment, not the least of which is the climate emergency and the preservation of the world’s biodiversity. We know that climate change threatens what we have assumed would be eternal. We also know that our economic and political systems make it harder to protect the world’s wilderness.

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Returning from Homeward Bound: Kelsie Clarke

Returning from Homeward Bound: Kelsie Clarke

Settling back into my day to day life was a strange experience. I had been through something similar once before, following a secondment into an Aboriginal organisation in Sydney, Australia. It’s almost a feeling of reverse culture-shock coming back to a life you know so well and cherish

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Embracing change with open arms: Steph Gardner

Embracing change with open arms: Steph Gardner

How many of you would feel comfortable with being asked to shut your eyes, spun around a few times, and then submit to trusting your partner to guide you to a new destination? Or even asked to take a step forward without knowing what is ahead? Do you lean into the unknown?

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Another change, another way forward: Fabian Dattner

Another change, another way forward: Fabian Dattner

As #TeamHB3 make their way home from Antarctica after a life-changing experience, we share more photos and reflections from aboard the #MVUshuaia. Stay tuned for more updates as the women return to their homes, families and lives, and apply their leadership lessons....

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