Homeward Bound

The effects of climate change in Antarctica are visible at all levels like nowhere else. Studies conducted in this part of the globe have provided the first indications of climate change on our planet. Current and future studies will provide basic information on the influence of human activities on our environment.

The Homeward Bound (HB) initiative aims to bring a group of women to witness the importance of human activities on the environment and to be a spokesperson in our society.


What are the program objectives?

- To elevate each participant’s leadership capabilities

- To refine participants’ skills to design and execute strategy, and to create plans for future collaborations as women working towards a sustainable future

- To educate the team on climate change with social and scientific point of views

- To create, over a 10-year target, a 1000 skilled women network

- To create active, non-hierarchical collaborations among the women both in small groups and as a collective

- To contribute to and elevate the broader societal conversation about the role of women in leading the world toward a more sustainable future


Specific training activities include:

12-month leadership program

6 days of a cutting edge science education program incorporating the most up to date and relevant research about the state and functioning of our planet

12 days of state of the art leadership and strategic planning training delivered by Kit Jackson, Fabian Dattner and other experts in their fields

3 weeks expedition to Antarctica, led by Greg Mortimer OAM setting sail from Ushuaia in Argentina.



The project is also supported by world leader’s global faculty who are experts in their various domains, including a filmed faculty with contributors such:

Dr Jane Goodall (primatologist and environmental campaigner)

Franny Armstrong (film maker behind ‘The Age of Stupid’, in the top100 most influential women from FORBES)

Dr Sylvia Earle (global leading Marine Biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer at the Duke University)

Christiana Figueres (Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)

Dr Amy Edmondson (Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School)

Dr Susan David (Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Coaching, awarded speaker and coach, Harvard A-lister)