Happy New Year and Happy Lunar New Year! I hope the holiday period has left you feeling refreshed and enriched. Meeting up with some global Aussies travelling over Christmas prompted me to share the importance of informal catchups – hearing first hand about industry trends elsewhere, learning about available talent, and all while enjoying a waterfront beer!
If you are kicking off 2023 with some stretch goals, check out these stories for some inspiration:
- Meet record-breaking runners Erchana Murray-Bartlett and Nedd Brockman, raising money for important Aussie causes 🏃
- Get to know the remarkable people nominated for Australian of the Year ❤️
- Brush up on the 2023 priorities for boards💡
If you are planning to move back to Australia in the coming year or so, don’t miss the next cohort of the Talent Return Program kicking off in 3 weeks – this time these program times are best suited for Australian, Asian and US time zones.
Finally, thank you to all those you completed our annual Global Australian Survey! We want to stay up to date with our community perspective, so be sure to check out (and answer 🙏!) the super quick newsletter poll 👇.
‘Till next time,
CEO | Advance.org
RECORD FUNDRAISING RUNS
Australia is a huge country – but two runners have each traversed the continent! Erchana Murray-Bartlett ran consecutive marathons from Cape York to Melbourne (6200km 😅) and Nedd Brockmann ran from Perth to Sydney (4400km) in just 46 days! And they smashed fundraising records in the process – for at-risk wildlife and those experiencing homelessness respectively. Click on their names to explore their journeys!
AUSTRALIANS OF THE YEAR
As the announcement of the 2023 Australians of the Year on January 25 draws closer, we’ve been spotlighting the many nominees with international connections. These incredible Aussie have created global impact in areas such as music, mental health, refugee rights, social impact and more. Read all about them here!
HELP FOR THE MOVE HOME
Have you recently moved back to Australia or are thinking of making the move? Navigating this can be challenging, but Advance is here to help with our thoughtfully-crafted online program that guides you through the steps to returning through panels, speakers sessions, coaching sessions and more. Sign up for this FREE program and more info here!
BOARD PRIORITIES IN 2023
Attention all Board members and execs! Advance partner, Ashurst, have put together their global governance, risk advisory and ESG experts picks on their top priorities and trends for Boards to consider, and address, this year. Help prepare your Board’s response to the issues it may face this year here.
JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION
Check out the incredible lineup of speakers so far for the Gala Dinner on March 16, with more speakers to be announced soon! This is a night you don’t want to miss, but there’s limited seating so make sure to get your tickets before they sell out here!
NEW YEAR NEW ROLE?
Wondering what career opportunities 2023 holds for you, either here in Australia or somewhere overseas? The Advance Jobs Board has countless opportunities across all sorts of sectors so you can find whatever role you’re looking for (even if you don’t know what that is yet!). Find your next career move here.