"It is vital for the future of our planet that we promote more women in science to take on leadership roles."
Women hold only 10% of senior leadership positions.
Homeward Bound is a global leadership initiative for women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine). Through leadership training, strategic planning, change management, and exploration of critical issues facing our world, Homeward Bound is growing a global network of women committed to taking meaningful action for the greater good of our planet.
This November, I’ve been selected to take part in Homeward Bound’s immersive leadership experience aboard a ship to Antarctica! Alongside 100 women in STEMM, I will embark on a three-week journey to observe the icy continent. As a member of Homeward Bound’s cohort #6, I invite you to support me on my voyage to Antarctica and beyond!
How Can We TakeACTIONfor Our Planet and ELEVATE Women in STEMM?
Homeward Bound will advance the role of women in leadership positions. By strengthening and utilizing the unique leadership capabilities and contributions of women, we can affect change for the future of our planet.
We will practice our leadership skills, knowledge base and strategic capabilities to lead, create, innovate and make a difference.
Homeward Bound aims at shifting leadership culture in STEM fields and workplaces to be more inclusive of women and girls by offering targeted training to 10,000 STEMM women.
We will bridge the gap to individually and collectively influence policy and decision making with respect to creating a sustainable future for all.
Exploration of Critical Issues
Homeward Bound promotes the importance of STEM fields and careers, and the evidence-based impact science has for the future of our planet.
We will collaborate towards mitigating the harmful influence of human activity on the environment and provide insights into the global-scale action and change that is required.
Network of Women in STEMM
Homeward Bound encourages and facilitates collaboration among leaders and aspiring leaders with a background in STEM to provide solutions for change.
We will become more visible in our global science leadership roles which allows up to proactively contribute to the sustainability of the planet.
Training more women in STEMM can help solve
our planet's most pressing challenges.
Participating in Homeward Bound strengthens my vision to encourage more young people to pursue careers in all STEMM fields. Society needs individuals that are highly trained in STEM-based problem solving. Through my existing LEAPS leadership program at MIT, I enjoy guiding undergrad and grad students, postdocs and faculty at MIT towards highly effective professional strategies and skills. Through the “Women in Leadership” online training course run by MIT Professional Education, I am sharing my experience with an even broader audience. It is vital for the future of our planet that we promote more women in science to take on leadership roles.
"The ability for current and future generations to thrive depends on the actions we take today."
I am seeking donations and contributions to offset the costs of participating in Homeward Bound's leadership training program. With your support, I will return from my Antarctic voyage empowered to take action, and to share my experience as a STEM leader and the details of my journey with friends and supporters, the MIT community, aspiring scientists, and corporate partners.
Homeward Bound has partnered with CAF America (https://www.cafamerica.org) for US donors to make tax deductible donations in the name of a participant. CAF America is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 with an EIN (43-1634280). Contributions over $500 are tax-deductible through CAF America.
I can't wait to share my stories, pictures, and media content of penguins and leadership lessons with everyone! :)