Late last year, I was fortunate to be invited along on a world’s first … an all female science expedition to Antarctica in a program called Homeward Bound. This program is a leadership, strategic and science initiative for women, set against the backdrop of Antarctica. It aim is to heighten the influence and impact of women (with science backgrounds) in order to influence policy and decision making as it shapes our planet. For three weeks aboard a ship called The Ushuaia, we spent time learning about leadership, visibility and what I was really there for .. climate change.
I knew that I was going to be traveling to an amazing place, but what I wasn’t prepared for was the overwhelmingly feeling of wilderness, beauty, fragility and a sense of sadness knowing that this place was going struggle with the effects of a warming planet.