Kim-Anh selected for the Homeward Bound project
Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao (Melbourne Intergrative Genomics group leader and member of the Centre for Stem Cell Systems) along with Dr Suzie Lavoie, Professor Frances Separovic, Dr Ling Sun, Associate Professor Jill Sewell, Dr Allyson O'Brien and Dr Marissa Parrott join a group of 100 women selected from around the world to be part of the Homeward Bound global leadership initiative for women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine).
With 33 nationalities represented, this fourth year of the program is its most diverse representation of STEMM fields to date. Homeward Bound is now over a third of its way towards achieving its vision of creating a global collaboration of 1000 women leaders with STEMM backgrounds.
The program involves year-long online learning activities aimed at increasing leadership capacity, strategic capability, and collaboration, which ultimately culminates in all 100 participants embarking on a life-changing expedition to Antarctica, one of the most ecologically sensitive areas of Earth. This journey offers an unparalleled opportunity for participants to not only observe first-hand the influence of human activities on the environment but also provide them with critical insights into the global-scale change required for a more sustainable future, and the tools needed to realize them.
(from left to right) Dr Suzie Lavoie, Professor Frances Separovic, Dr Ling Sun, Associate Professor Jill Sewell, Dr Allyson O'Brien & Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao (Dr Marissa Parrott absent from the picture).
What an amazing opportunity for Kim-Anh and these other amazing women in STEMM leaders, well done!
Dr Kim-Anh Le Cao