It started with 76 adventurous women in 2016. That number swelled to 152 with our second cohort in 2017-18 and to 232 with our third (2018-19). And now we are announcing #TeamHB4, the fourth group of women to join our global community. By the time #TeamHB4 finish their journey, we will be over a third of the way to achieving our vision of building a global collaboration of 1000 women leaders with STEMM backgrounds.

The women in #TeamHB4 represent 33 nationalities and all areas of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine). We have both our youngest- and oldest-ever participants in this cohort, ranging from 21 to 69. Each woman will share her 12-month journey with 99 others, culminating in a 21-day expedition to Antarctica in November 2019. Over the year-long program, each woman will participate in collaborative projects, leadership, strategy, science and visibility training.

You can view the profiles of our #TeamHB4 participants on the HB4 Participants page. Below, you can watch the responses from many of the women when finding out their application had been successful and that they would be joining #TeamHB4.

To explore the journeys of our alumnae community – our first intrepid explorers in 2016, our second cohort (the first followers), whose impact continues to build – you can read their stories here. Our third cohort is halfway through their program and gearing up for their Antarctic voyage in just a few months’ time – make sure to tune in to the pre-voyage excitement via the website and socials, and of course the voyage itself during January. Amplify the voices of #TeamHB4 by sharing our launch video (above) with those you would like to inspire. Subscribe to our newsletter to be kept up-to-date with Homeward Bound’s latest news and to become a virtual passenger on #TeamHB3’s voyage, which departs on 31 December 2018. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and watch all the stories as they unfold.

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