All-women team to Antarctica
Antarctica, the frozen continent, witnessed an unusual spectacle of women. An all-women expedition, comprising 76 women, will stay in the frozen continent for a month, with a determination and objective to survive the harshest climate of the planet.
The project implemented by Homeward Bound, an Australian initiative, has women from different scientific disciplines from different countries. Their drive to fight and survive the coldest place on earth would be hailed as an epic act of bravery.
The objective of the Homeward Bound is to instill confidence and develop leadership qualities among women. For that the frozen continent will be a unique ground.
The pillar of strength and inspiration behind the project is Fabian Dattner, a scientist with a rare vision and practical approach to face the tasks ahead. She says that women with a science background will sow the seeds of change in the different areas of environment, especially global warming and climatic change.
Women, now under-represented globally in leadership positions, can be taken to the forefront by developing their skills in the leadership arena, she feels. The Homeward Bound is fully confident to achieve the objective and has more plans for the future.