Born Global: February 2023

Hello friend,

2023 is in full swing with our signature Gala Dinner and GameChanger Summit around the corner. An incredible line up of global and local speakers, including Industry Minister, The Hon. Ed Husic MP; and former PM, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC, will join other leaders shaping the future of Australia. Grab your tickets here if you can join these events in Sydney, or stay tuned for the highlights in next month’s newsletter! 

Last month we asked what you love / miss the most about the Aussie lifestyle – and you guys are pretty split between a range of natural and societal factors 🧑‍🤝‍🧑☀️. See the poll results here, and make sure to answer this month’s poll about Aussie news! 

In other big news, nominations for the 2023 Global Australian Awards are open! Our Awards each year uncover incredible talent, made possible by those who take the time to nominate a game-changing global Aussie, so don’t miss this opportunity to get them recognised.

Finally, as a global community, we want to ensure you can easily reach us and share any issues that are top of mind for you. Our next quarterly #CoffeeHour is on Wednesday 1 March, 10am AEDT. All are welcome for this free-flowing, informal catchup – hope you can join!   

‘Till next time,
Johanna Pitman

stellar speaker line up

Our GameChanger Summit and Gala Dinner on Thursday 16 March will bring together Australia’s global and local innovators in Sydney. Insightful speakers will explore the importance of a global Australia, and celebrate global Aussies making an impact. Get your tickets and more info here!


It’s that time of year! The nominations for our 2023 Global Australian Awards are officially open. These awards celebrate global Aussies (including Aussies living & working overseas, international alumni of Australian unis, and recent skilled migrants) who are innovating in their field and shaping the world. Know someone who fits the bill? Nominate them here.


Advance Ambassador in the United Arab Emirates, Adam Malouf shares his experience chasing a bigger challenge after finishing university and longing to feel like a ‘small fish in a big pond’. For tips and inspiration for a successful global career transition read his postcard here.


Why are women leaders leaving their roles at the highest rate ever? Advance partner, Russell Reynolds, explores the motivations of women in leadership positions, how they differ from men’s and how companies must recognise this to make sustained progress towards gender equality. Read their important insights here.


Calling all startups and innovators! Advance is delighted to be a community partner of SouthStart, a multi-day festival of innovation, imagination and impact in Adelaide in March. And coming up in July in Sydney is Cicada xTech 23 – apply now if you want to be one of the early-stage ventures showcased!


That’s the mission of media upstart, International Intrigue, which was founded by two former Aussie diplomats. With short summaries, global perspectives, fun facts and polls, they’ve created a global affairs briefing you’ll look forward to reading! You can check out the newsletter and subscribe here.


Have you visited our Jobs Board recently? We update the list of vacancies every week, so there’s always new opportunities to explore internationally, in all sorts of areas. Find exactly what you’re looking for by using the keyword search, or just have a scroll to see what’s out there! Start your search here.