Homeward Bound is a groundbreaking leadership, strategic and science initiative and outreach for women, set against the backdrop of Antarctica. The initiative, turned global movement, aims to heighten the influence and impact of women with a science background in order to influence policy and decision making as it shapes our planet.
Launching in 2016, Homeward Bound gathered the first 76 women from around the world, all with critical science backgrounds, to undertake a year-long state-of-the-art program to develop their leadership and strategic capabilities, using science to build conviction around the importance of their voices. The inaugural program culminated in the largest-ever female expedition to Antarctica, in December 2016, with a focus on the leadership of women and the state of the world. The second crew of 70 women has recently been chosen, for a year of training and a trip to Antarctica in March 2018. The Homeward Bound initiative will last ten years, with the goal of creating a network of 1000 women. Learn more about Homeward Bound and you can participate.
Melissa Cano, a 2018 expedition member, will be available to answer questions and talk about the program at the 2017 Women in Science Workshop April.