We need to be aware of the Dimension of threat that climate change poses...!!
Global climate change is for real across the globe. Its impact is very visible in the form of rising sea levels, higher average temperatures, abrupt rainfall, cloudbursts, increased floods and droughts. In India last summer we saw temperatures close 50-degree C in certain regions of the country. This impacts each of in and sometimes very adversely in terms of illness, loss of infrastructure, impact on livelihoods of farmers due to loss of crop and in worst case loss of life.
What’s worrying is this get worsens with each passing year.There is enough scientific evidence that global temperatures will continue to rise for decades to come, largely due to greenhouse gases produced by human activities. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which includes more than 1,300 scientists from the United States and other countries, forecasts a temperature rise of 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century which potentially affects everything from our crops, to precipitation patterns, to sea levels and what not.
More Women in STEMM increases our chances of resolving Challenging Problems
To prevent this catastrophic impact from happening to us and our future generations, it’s time to act now. It’s time to widen our talent pool, utilize all the resources at hand and work in the direction of resolving this challenging problem.
There is enough data that women in STEMM drop out more due to various social issues faced by them during their careers. Studies showcase that more diverse teams are better performers and bring varied perspectives to decision making tables. Hence we need to grow, sustain and nurture our diversity talent. More women on leadership roles will be able to create more opportunities for young women and participate in supportive policy making to enable them to continue in their carrier choices and sustain the critical talent pool we have at initial or middle management levels. Having more women on top will also create more role models which will change the conditioning of the society and inspire young girls to make career choices in effort intensive STEMM thereby nurturing the roots of our next generation. A stronger science talent pool with diversity leadership will increase the possibilities of creative solutions to challenging problems like climate change
Working towards Sustainability with Homeward Bound
I have been selected as one of 78 women from around the world to take part in the Homeward Bound 2019 Program. Conceptualized by Fabian Dattner, leadership expert and Jess Melbourne Thomas, marine biologist, the program envisages building a 1000-women strong global network in STEMM over next 10 years. It focuses on amplifying the voices of selected participants to be able to make impact in their own regions. The yearlong initiative culminates in an intensive three-week expedition to Antarctica where they focus sharing their research and ideas for a more sustainable world. The overall initiative aims to heighten the influence and impact of women with a science background to influence policy and decision making as it shapes our planet. The Homeward Bound Program has been gathering momentum aggressively since its inception in 2015 and is extensively covered by media in all forms.
Know more about the initiative -https://homewardboundprojects.com.au
Media Coverage Details - https://homewardboundprojects.com.au/media
Participant List -2019 - https://homewardboundprojects.com.au/participants/2019-participants/
Antarctica plays critical role in the Global Climate
The program has chosen Antarctica as a backdrop of the program as it is the fastest changing regions on our planet. The study of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, and their roles in the Earth and climate system, provides critical insights into global-scale change, and the influence of human activities on environmental change. Antarctica is iconic as a wild, beautiful and unique environment that has captured the imagination of many leaders in the past; the history of visiting and exploring Antarctica is defined by vision and by epic journeys.What makes our expedition unique is that probably this the first all women leadership focused expedition of this scale to the icy continent.
I am Aditi and work as a technology consultant in India. Every six months a new project, common goal, opportunity to work with new energies, new environment, new people is why I love my work of consulting. An intention and commitment to solve the problem at hand – is what I bring to the table. My work across the world over last decade have given me a close insight into the corporate world across hierarchies. Coming from a developing country, being the first woman in my family to choose a professional career I am aware of
I have always believed and strived for nurturing diversity talent especially in technology. Homeward Bound is strength to my belief. Being a participant in this program not only helps in accelerating my activities but also enables me to expand my area of work to interiors of India and encourage young girls dream and step out to pick up higher education. I am hopeful for a sustainable world and look forward to your support on this year long journey with 78 other women from the globe…!!
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