I am excited to be one of the 100 women (the second ever Brazilian) selected for the Homeward Bound project, a transformational leadership initiative for women with a background in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine), from around the world. Its goal is to give 1000 women by 2027, the skill and will to lead with impact and to influence decisions that shape the future of our planet.
The program is delivered during 12-months and comprises lectures, personal and leadership development tools, coaching sessions, visibility training, and culminates with the life changing opportunity to develop meaningful collaborations during a 21-day expedition to Antartica!!! Each participant then returns to her own country as a member of the Homeward Bound alumnae to collaboratively influence the decisions that will affect the future of the planet – whether as leaders in government, academia, business or international diplomacy.
Currently, the participation of women in the Brazilian parliament falls short of the world average; that is, 15% compared to 24.5%. I hope that the female-tailored Homeward Bound experience will help me unleash my potential to achieve my goal of running for a seat in the House of Representatives in my home country, Brazil.
The costs of this groundbreaking initiative, USD 17.500, however, are entirely borne by participants and are far from negligible especially when one unit of your local currency (BRL) is worth USD 0.18. That is why I have set up a crowdfunding page on GoFundMe to seek support from family, friends and benefactors.
Your donation and effort helping me spread the word would make me one step closer to fulfilling my dream, besides making me tremendously grateful! Do leave a comment if you would like to hear from me throughout this journey! J
You can watch my 2min video pitch to the Homeward Bound above.
If you are donating from within Brazil (in BRL), you might want to use this local crowdfunding page:
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