AN engineer is taking her commitment to leadership to the end of the earth after being chosen as a Homeward Bound participant.

Louise Batts, who was born and raised in Woodley, is using her expertise to take on the role of a female leader with STEMM.

She said: “I want to be a role model for women in construction and become a visible STEMM professional as well as supporting, inspiring and mentoring other young engineers in this sector.”

Homeward Bound is a global 12-month leadership initiative for women with a background in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). It aims to equip a 1000-strong collaboration of women who are in leadership roles or aspire to leadership, to increase the visibility of women in both academia and industry.