Right now, we are out of the CBD, out of offices, we are online, we are collaborating, creating, connecting. We are managing anxiety, uncertainty, and significant social disruption. Many of us are separated from family and friends, and some of us, have lost someone important.
Why this happened will be the stuff of books, blogs, movies for years to come, but the simple truth is that we ignored the science, though it is the science that will rescue us. It is not a matter of belief, it is a matter of fact. Is the world learning, at last that this distinction could save us?
If we learn, and we should, we will listen to and elevate the voices of women leading with a STEMM background. Why women? Because they predispose to be inclusive, collaborative, legacy minded and to be trusted with assets (money and people). Why STEMM? Because their expertise, research, aggregated knowledge, ability to challenge their own findings, their shared process of peer review, the way they think, their pursuit of ‘best available advice’, is simply the best option we have.
This article reflects the perspective of three women who joined the very first Homeward Bound voyage, on why women leading with a STEMM background is so important.
Read the full article in Women’s Agenda.
We are also inviting you to join a Women’s Agenda supported online event, with scientists Frances Separovic, Sharon Robinson and Fabian Dattner talking about the challenge of change as a leader.
12.30-1.30pm AEST – Friday 28th August