Join the largest-ever all-female scientist expedition to Antarctica aboard Homeward Bound. Their mission: to raise awareness about women in leadership, women in STEM and climate change. The discussion? Detailed, and compelling. Season 1 topic: Women in Leadership....Are you ready for a virtual journey to Antarctica?Hosted and produced by Samantha Hodder.
Meet me at Half Moon Island, Antarctica
During this second wave of the global pandemic, most of us can’t go many places, or be with many people. Let this virtual experience transport you. It's a social distancing walk to a far away place, to celebrate the Antarctica Day, the day this entire continent was dedicated to peace and science.
Chasing Your Dreams Into Reality
Do we need doubt to make us better, stronger leaders? But what is the path that can take us through this doubt? Maybe girls are taught to think that leadership is a dirty word? Co-founder Fabian Dattner reflects on her dream of making the expedition a reality. She believed in her dream and she built it, one step at a time. How are you going to build your dreams? We walk in a dreamer, we walk out a dreamer. Even if that is incredibly difficult.
When a powerful man visits an all-women's expedition
Some surprises, and the tone clearly changes. A question is asked that he can't answer, and we watch the glass ceiling begin to shatter. Environmental activist and ocean swimmer Lewis Pugh, also known as The Speedo Diplomat, visits for stories and questions. He tells an inspiring story about influencing change in Antarctica. But then participant Monica Araya, Costa Rican environmentalist and activist, asked him an uncomfortable question; one he doesn’t have an answer for, the outcome might just surprise you.
Motherhood, Or Not
How can women be mothers, and leaders, and scientists all at the same time? What if those categories don't apply? Does the concept of motherhood need to adapt to our changing world? Go back to that feeling, walking together at the Women's March. Take that with you as you go off into the world.
MiLCK’s song “Quiet” narrates this episode, recorded live in February 2017 in Toronto with Choir!Choir!Choir!
Magical Thinking Goes A Long Way
Every woman has a different leadership style. But what if magic is the special ingredient? Sometimes it's hard to know when to talk about things, and when to let them go. What does success mean to you; In the moment, or in the big picture?
It's Not All Smooth Sailing
What happens when 76 high-wattage women spend three weeks aboard a ship in Antarctica? Conversations ignite. Debates are sparked. About career choices. About white privilege. And about doubt. It turns out that it’s not always easy to agree to disagree, or to agree to agree.
Important series for all women
Wonderful eloquent and personal capture of women struggling with the narrative of leadership.