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The Leadership Panel Discussion

8 March 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm
women in boats in Antarctica

Inclusive Science Series: The Leadership - Panel Discussion

Hosted by Professor Sarah Brough, this event will discuss The Leadership documentary which highlights the experiences of women who participated in the inaugural Homeward Bound Project and the systemic inequities they face as women in STEMM. The panel will unpack the major themes of the film and discuss the challenges and rewards of implementing practices of inclusive science. Joining Professor Brough will be Isabelle Kingsley from the Office of Women in STEMM Ambassador, and Dr. Fatemeh Vafaee, Dr. Steph Gardner, and Professor Dane McCamey from UNSW Science.

You can learn more about our panel members here.


The Leadership

The world is crying out for a new model of leadership, but what is it? One woman thinks she has the answer. Australian CEO and ‘dreamer’ Fabian Dattner, leads an international group of 76 female scientists on an Antarctic voyage designed to transform them “into the sort of leaders they want to be.” Her hope is that once these women are primed to lead in science, they will be able to make meaningful change around the world. But on board Dattner’s own leadership style and philosophy are both severely tested, as the women’s deeply personal stories of workplace harassment and more are revealed. Set against the planet’s last untouched wilderness, The Leadership delivers an altogether unexpected and original reflection on what it takes to be a good leader, while unearthing the profoundly troubling systemic obstacles to women’s advancement in science and beyond.

Watch the trailer here.