Insecure tenure; competitive, male-dominated environments and ingrained barriers to flexible working, raising a family and gaining promotion meant there was a global absence of senior women leaders in STEMM.
Homeward Bound sought to tackle this challenge, through its vision of creating a 1000-strong global network of women in STEMM, all equipped with a new model of leadership; one that is:
They have worked thousands of hours pro bono, collaborating with a global, transdisciplinary team and helping the initiative to contribute in every way it can to a new model of leadership.
Women in countless scientific fields from the ages 21-70
Countries all over the globe
View the trailer to the documentary film released in 2020 about Homeward Bound’s first expedition, The Leadership, here
Homeward Bound photos by Oli Sansom
They are also clever, tenacious, loving, insightful and courageous.
As friends, fellow voyagers and founding contributors to Homeward Bound, their wisdom and guidance has shaped the Visibility Stream of the initiative, the communication strategy of the organisation and, indeed, many aspects of my own journey.
Their care for people, both as facilitators and coaches, is meticulous.
Founder and CEO of Homeward Bound
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