This journey began almost a year ago when I learned I had been selected as one of initially 70 (now 80) international women leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to participate in Homeward Bound. Homeward Bound is a strategic leadership initiative to increase leadership capacity and visibility of women in STEM and to create a 1,000 strong network and collaboration of women over the next 10 years to influence decision-making as it impacts the future of our planet. The culmination of the program is a 22-day expedition to Antarctica – an iconic continent that is one of the areas of the globe showing the fastest response to climate change.
I will be updating this site about the journey both through blogs of my experiences and photography to portray this magnificent continent.
I also want to take the opportunity to thank all the individuals who contributed to my gofundme https://www.gofundme.com/profile/sylvia-struck-y5p2i and to Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) for their expedition support to make this possible.