Loughborough Alumni


5 Sep 2018

Alumna beats thousands to place on prestigious leadership programme

Alumna Louise Batts has gained one of just 100 places on an international leadership programme, culminating in a trip to Antarctica.

The initiative is managed by the global Homeward Bound programme, a 10-year international leadership project.

It focuses specifically on women in the STEMM disciplines - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine - aiming to establish a 1000-strong collaboration of women in science. The hope is for these women to be empowered by the programme and take up positions in decision-making and policy which shapes the future of the planet.

Louise was awarded her spot on the initiative’s fourth cohort in June, the 100-strong group comprising of 33 nationalities working across 25 STEMM disciplines.

The programme includes online and team learning to increase leadership and collaboration skills. The highlight of this is a three-week trip to Antarctica, departing from Ushuaia, Argentina in November 2019.

In one of the world’s most sensitive eco-systems, the group aims to address problems affecting the planet’s future and develop solutions to them.  

Louise graduated in 2014 with an M.Eng in Civil Engineering, and you can find out more about her trip online.

We wish her all the best on the programme and the trip!

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