Our own Dr Melissa Hart has recently been accepted into the global women in STEMM leadership initiative - Homeward Bound.

Homeward Bound is a global leadership initiative for women in STEMM. The overarching goal of the program is to build and support, over the next 10 years, a global network of 1000 women in science, focusing on the leadership and strategy required to contribute towards a more sustainable future. Participants are chosen via a globally competitive application process. Melissa was one of 70 women, from 13 countries, chosen to take part in year 2 of the program, which will see her set sail for Antarctica in 2018. 

Homeward Bound consists of a 12-month remotely delivered program to develop leadership, strategy and communication abilities, and culminates in a 3-week voyage to Antarctica (Feb-Mar 2018). The voyage includes intensive leadership training and a science program looking at the role of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica in the climate system and global climate change.

The projects objectives include: to elevate each participant’s leadership skills, to refine participants’ skills to design and execute strategy, to have a global focus, to contribute to the broader societal conversation about the role of women in leading the world towards a more sustainable future.