Céline is a committed young woman with a passion for science. She discovered the Tour du Valat 7 years ago as a European volunteer service before moving to South Africa where she obtained a PhD in aquatic ecology. She was therefore eager to participate in the Homeward bound program, an initiative that encourages women of science, including those who are committed to the protection of the Planet.
|What about Homeward bound ?
It is a 12-month program that includes distance learning courses and workshops. The goal is simple to equip participants with all possible tools to help them :
The last part of this program materializes with a trip to Antarctica with all the participants, the opportunity to put into practice all the things learned online.
But participating in this quality program has a cost: about 18 000 € that Céline lacks to make THE trip of her life. She has until February 28th to collect as many donations as possible!
If you wish to support Céline, it’s here: https://www.chuffed.org/project/celine-antarctica.
And because for the Friends of Tour du Valat nothing is more important than advancing science, for every euro donated by a friend of Tour du Valat*, André Hoffmann, President of the Tour du Valat and member of the Board of Directors of the Friends’ association, doubles the benefits
*You just have to add AATDV when you enter your name in the form on the chuffed site.
“It is widely recognized that women in STEMM** fields are under-represented in leadership positions worldwide. For example, in the U.S., women currently make up nearly half (48%) of the workforce, but hold less than 18% of leadership positions in high technology” according to the GEnder Fact***.
** STEMM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine
*** report available here www.genderfacts.org