Making Waves

With less than three weeks to go until we head to Antarctica, here is a look back at our dance performance on a chilly, bright day in December.

‘Making Waves’ was created and performed by Cambridge Contemporary Dance. The piece explores ideas about leadership and collaboration, taking inspiration from the themes of Homeward Bound and the imagery, physicality and sounds of Antarctica.

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Meredith Nash in Cambridge

Today we had the honor of listening to Dr. Meredith Nash from the University of Tasmania and member of the inaugural voyage of Homeward Bound to Antarctica.

Her talk entitled, ‘What is it like to be a woman in STEMM? Gender bias, sexual harassment, and the myth of meritocracy’ taught us a lot of new perspectives on why women ‘drip’ through the leaky pipeline before reaching leadership positions.

Oh yes, and we shared a few laughs over dinner too!

Thank you!

We are still in awe of all the amazing women we heard from at ‘An Evening of Empowering Women’.

For those of you who joined us, thank you for your energy and inspiration.

Thank you as well to our speakers and to the volunteers who helped make this evening possible. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Here is a great synopsis of the evening by attendee Hannah Murfet. Thank you Hannah for capturing the evening so eloquently!

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Hannah Celebrating International Day of the Girl

What a great way to spend International Day of the Girl! Lovely to be back at Blackheath High School to launch my Homeward Bound Nature image competition and talk with Year 1s about polar exploration and how I am preparing for my upcoming Antarctica expedition. Loved all the questions and enthusiasm! Here’s to the next generation of  women leaders and women in science.E06572F2-7C69-44C8-999C-9B9E5560E51E



We have an amazing array of items for you to choose from. Take a look and start bidding! We are extremely grateful to all the individuals and organisations that have generously donated to our fundraising auction, which includes Hotel Chocolat and wine hampers, orginal artwork, signed books, cinema tickets, Cambridge Satchels and more…

The auction will run on our Facebook page here. Take a look at get bidding.

Bidding will continue during our event ‘An Evening of Empowering Women’ and will close at 8pm Friday 13th October

Not on Facebook? You can still bid for items by contacting us here with the item, amount (in GBP) and your name. We will then add the bid to Facebook on your behalf. But, beware – this may have a time lag,

Happy bidding!

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