Homeward Bound promotes a spectrum of female leaders

March 14, 2019

Homeward Bound Voyage to Antarctica

In January this year SSSI Member Mary-Ellen Feeney was involved in an exhibition to Antarctica to promote STEM - Science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine - women in STEM and the surveying and spatial sciences industry.  She was the first woman from the spatial and surveying industry to participate in the ten-year Homeward Bound Program as a Spatial Ambassador for STEM.

She was part of the third cohort of Homeward Bound, one of 80 women selected from 28 different countries. Participants all came with critical science, technology and engineering backgrounds, to undertake a year-long state-of-the-art program to develop their leadership and strategic capabilities, using science to build conviction around the importance of their voices. This leadership program is one with a bit of a difference though; Homeward Bound is a leadership and STEM initiative for women, set against the backdrop of Antarctica. Read more

Homeward Bound applications close tomorrow at 10am - get in quick! Read more about Mary-Ellen's experiences below.

ALL ABOUT THE TECH

Mary-Ellen has been knitted with all of the technology to track her journey to Antarctica to take photos, record videos and send messages back to the team (when the communications satellites are in range). She has been eqipped with the latest technology like tracker, Go-Pro and Garmin InReach Mini. This month's article is all about her final preparations and her interactions with the tech stuff. 

Read More: January 2019 

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PENGUINS

When the enormity of the journey that lies ahead with Homeward Bound finally hits, Mary-Ellen shares what she has been experiencing. From the very start the physical environment seems to have been unable to escape her mind with a strong and persistent penguin theme. Hence, this article is all about penguins.

Read More: December 2018

ANTARCTICA ITINERARY FOR HOMEWARD BOUND

Antarctica is the chosen back drop to this major global leadership initiative for women in STEM. The entire learning focus will be framed by the Antarctica experience. This month's article is all about Mary Ellen's engagement and preperations of Homeward Bound as she sets on this journey in a couple of days. Read about why is she doing this? where is she going?

Read More: December 2018

UNCONQUERED, UNSUBDUED, INVINCIBLE – INVICTUS!

This month the article features the themes emerging around the industry awards and recognition. From the Australian Geographic Awards to the Invictus Games, the events are about more than direct sporting or professional recognition, they capture hearts, challenge minds and change lives.

Mary Ellen is all set for her expedition to Antarctica to promote STEM at the end of next month.

Read More: November 2018

MAPPING OUR CAREERS AND LEARNING FROM THE JOURNEY

This month the article features highlights from a Career Mapping Workshop hosted by Mary Ellen as part of a research program capturing

qualitative and quantitative data about women experiences in STEM careers. She will set for her expedition to Antarctica to promote STEM at the end of December 2018.

Read More: September 2018

 

FROM ANTARCTICA COLD TO INSPIRING SCIENCE

Another interesting feature as Mary-Ellen Feeney prepares for her expedition to Antarctica this December and discusses about climate change, change in land use, localised and regional impacts as one of the driving forces behind STEM engagement while spending sometime in the snow at Jindabyne.

Read More: August 2018

 

SSSI INITIATIVES

Women have always proved their capabilities in every field and here again is a woman from the spatial sector who has transformed her dream into a reality. An inspiration for all of us to follow her lead on learning, leadership and growth.

Mary-Ellen Feeney is undertaking an expedition to Antarctica to promote STEM at the end of December this year. She is the first woman from the Spatial and Surveying Industry to participate in the ten-year Homeward Bound Program. She does so as a SSSI Ambassador for STEM.

Watch out this space and our social media pages where she will publish articles each month about preparation and her experiences from the expedition.

Read More : JUNE 2018

 

 

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