Insights From the Homeward Bound Antarctica Expedition

Published: 30 April 2024

Panel discussion on women in STEMM leadership, University of Glasgow, Wed 12th June, 6:15-7:15pm, Booking required, Free.

Join us for a captivating panel discussion on the transformative Homeward Bound Antarctica expedition. Hear first hand from four Scottish participants, discover their remarkable journey, and gain insights into the challenges we must tackle to preserve Antarctica's unique environment. 

Venue: University of Glasgow, Advanced Research Centre (ARC), 11 Chapel Lane, Glasgow, G11 6EW
Date: Wed 12th June
Time: 6:15-7:15pm
Booking: Booking required through the GSF BookItBee Link
Cost: Free
Age: Recommended 12+. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. 

GSF23 hosted a panel discussion with Dr Maria Weikum, Sharon Pfleger, Stephanie Ordonez and Wendy Pring, four participants of the international leadership programme Homeward Bound for women in STEMM discussing their innovative work in STEMM fields. They reflected on their 12-month journey dedicated to promoting the importance of women in leadership roles to tackle climate change. The panellists culminated their leadership journey with a 3-week voyage to Antarctica in November 2023 to see the effects of climate change up close and work together to develop interventions to preserve and protect this fragile ecosystem. This discussion will share the insights gained from this trip. 

First published: 30 April 2024