Authored by Erica, Liz and Anna
The women of #HBUshuaia2023 are voyaging together in #Antarctica to learn about leading for a better future.
We’ve learnt from #sisters who contribute to meaningful change by shaping and implementing evidence-based science policies.
Here are a few of their tips.
- Be clear on the issue you want to address and keep your message concise.
- Get to know the system you work in and identify relevant decision makers.
- Consider the position of other stakeholders, including those with a different viewpoint from yours. Listen deeply! Search for solutions.
- Provide your recommendations to the relevant people and clearly state the implications and benefits of any recommended actions.
- Be consistent, and repeat, repeat, repeat…
As we continue our voyage through the unique landscapes of #Antarctica we know that advice like this is needed to help us protect the Earth and all the species depending on it.
Photo: A panel discussion with seven women sitting in front of an audience discussing policy making. Credit: Mary-Anne Lea
Photo: A view of the policy panel discussion onboard the Ushuaia, showing the panel from the back and the audience of eighty women in front of them. Credit: Mary-Anne Lea
Photo: Three black and white Gentoo penguins and one leucistic Gentoo penguin at Brown Station in Antarctica. Credit: Erica Donner
Photo: Nine of the Homeward Bound Ushuaia 2023 cohort sitting on a zodiac in front of the ship they are travelling on called The Ushuaia. Credit: Anna Colucci