Women weren't always welcome in Antarctica.
In 1969, the United States Navy approved a first team of female researchers to join men who’d been working at McMurdo station for over a decade.
The British waited until 1983 to let a woman join the British Antarctic Survey. The first female Brit to go that year, Janet Thomson called the ban a “rather improper segregation.”
But this year, a boatful of scientists and businesswomen will turn that history on its head. They are heading to Antarctica on a female-powered voyage: 87 women will take to the Southern Ocean this December for a trip they’re calling “Homeward Bound.” It’s part climate change summit, part leadership seminar, a trip focused on bringing women in science together at the bottom of the earth.
Read more at Forbes.com
(Photo below courtesy of Betty Trummel)