Thursday, September 27th, 2018 - Homeward Bound

Global leader in providing sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects, ACCIONA, has today announced a strategic partnership with Homeward Bound, a groundbreaking leadership program for women with a background in the STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) professions.

Joaquín Mollinedo, Acciona’s Chief Institutional Relations, Sustainability and Brand Officer, said: ‘The objectives and global nature of this project are perfectly aligned with ACCIONA’s corporate vision. The mitigation of climate change, and the promotion of STEMM studies as well as women’s role in society, all form part of our company’s values. A global alliance with Homeward Bound, therefore, is a great opportunity to raise awareness on challenges that transcend borders.’

Homeward Bound is currently a third of the way towards achieving its 10-year goal of equipping a 1000-strong global collaboration of women to proactively lead, influence and contribute to policy and decision-making as it shapes the future of our planet.

Homeward Bound participants encompass over 35 nationalities and 25 STEMM disciplines. Supported by a global faculty of experts and environmental champions, participants complete a 12-month program to increase skills in leadership, strategy, visibility and collaboration, while also broadening the scope of their scientific knowledge. The program culminates in a three-week expedition to Antarctica, one of the most ecologically sensitive and inspiring places on Earth.

Eighty women, who are all approaching the culmination of their year-long leadership journey, will be taking part in Homeward Bound’s third Antarctic voyage, which departs from Ushuaia, Argentina, on 31st December 2018.

Founded by Australian leadership expert Fabian Dattner in 2015, Homeward Bound reflects her concern for the practice of leadership globally, the intransigent absence of women in leadership, and fear for the future of our planet. Research shows that women generally lead with greater inclusion and more collaboration, are more trustworthy with assets and are guided by a legacy mindset – all of which is the kind of leadership the world critically needs, and which the program seeks to amplify.

Welcoming ACCIONA on board, Ms Dattner says: ‘It is a privilege to have ACCIONA as a strategic partner for our third voyage to Antarctica. They are at the vanguard of an increasing number of businesses around the world that acknowledge and understand the very real difference that having more women as leaders and decision makers can make to our future.’

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Homeward Bound is a groundbreaking leadership program for women with a background in the STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) professions. It is currently a third of the way towards achieving its 10-year goal of equipping a 1000-strong global collaboration of women to proactively lead, influence and contribute to policy and decision-making as it shapes the future of our planet.

Founded by Australian leadership expert Fabian Dattner in 2015, Homeward Bound reflects her concern for the practice of leadership globally, the intransigent absence of women in leadership, and fear for the future of our planet. Research shows that women generally lead with greater inclusion and more collaboration, are more trustworthy with assets and are guided by a legacy mindset – all of which is the kind of leadership the world critically needs, and which the program seeks to amplify.

Homeward Bound participants encompass over 35 nationalities and 25 STEMM disciplines. Supported by a global faculty of experts and environmental champions, participants complete a 12-month program to increase skills in leadership, strategy, visibility and collaboration, while also broadening the scope of their scientific knowledge. The program culminates in a three-week expedition to Antarctica, one of the most ecologically sensitive and inspiring places on Earth.


Adam Sawell
M: +61 401 096 507
W: homewardboundprojects.com.au/

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Gail Conlon
M: +61 429 019 776
W: homewardboundprojects.com.au/

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ACCIONA, Homeward Bound, women in leadership, women in STEMM, women in science, climate change

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