Two years later, Fabian, 76 women and a faculty of eight, spent 20 days at sea, exploring and building the attributes of leadership that would together help the women involved be more courageous in their action on behalf of a sustainable world and more able to collaborate on initiatives of importance. This first expedition was a significant learning experience for everyone involved and has since evolved significantly.
The fuel for Homeward Bound’s vision was always Fabian’s deep care for women, her expertise in leadership, her love of science her concern for the state of the planet.
Since the advent of Homeward Bound, Fabian’s vision of creating a global network of women in STEMM equipped with a new model of leadership; has evolved into a larger commitment to seeing more women leading through Dattner Group’s visionary leadership program – Compass, and the work Dattner Group does to create transformational outcomes in leadership, culture, strategy, and organisational change.
Homeward Bound’s legacy includes some extraordinary milestones. Here are a few.
- 411 women from 35 countries, 46 nationalities, and 36 sciences ranging from 21 to 70 years of age have participated
- Primatologist Jane Goodall, ex-UN climate chief Christiana Figueres (Patron), and marine explorer Sylvia Earle are part of an extraordinary, filmed faculty
- 3 documentaries – The Leadership, National Geographic’s Protecting Paradise, and HB3 participant Anna Cabré’s Spanish documentary Tornaracomençar
- 3 books – Antarctica Becomes Her , Deep Blue and our Chinese cohort’s book The Self We Choose
- 2 video series – 100 Women in Antarctica Climate Story and ACCIONA’s 8-part documentary series
- At least 7 major collaborations, including AnarcticaNOW (involving 60 alumnae), the Gender Fact Sheet, and the children’s education project Antarctica for the Brave
- 3 derivative leadership programs: WE Africa, Leadership for Women in STEMM Iceland and Earthship Sisters
- 8+ TED Talks
- 7 awards, including the 2021 IV Malaspina Award