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Born Global: March 2021

Hello friend,

Our mission at Advance.org has always been to promote the achievements of global Australians and to support your journey – from the time you make the decision to work overseas, to when you are building your career abroad and if/when you decide to move back to Australia. To deliver this important agenda, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Johanna Pitman as Advance CEO. Having experienced the expat journey herself across Korea, Japan, China, the UK and the US, Johanna is now bringing her expertise to nurture our professional network for global Australians.

This month we heard stories from those of you returning to live and work in Australia at the first #CoffeeHour of 2021. So in this issue, we’ve included resources to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired overseas, as well as inspiration from Advance Awardees and members around building a global career and powerful communities for growth.

As you can see, we have big plans for 2021. The highlight will be 10th edition of the Advance Awards. On the evening of Wednesday 8 September 2021 AEST, we will be celebrating outstanding global Australians in person in Sydney and around the world, all connected through a virtual ceremony. Wherever you are in the world, you are invited to save the date for this very special celebration.

With my best regards,
Yasmin Allen
Chairman | Advance.org


AUSTRALIA VERSUS FACEBOOK

One of Australia’s best-known entrepreneurs, Atlassian co-CEO and 2015 Advance Global Impact Winner, Scott Farquhar, provides his take on Australia’s latest tech regulations in this podcast with Nilay Patel. While many Advance members were impacted by the Facebook ban on Australian news last month, this interview uncovers the broader issues shaping tech regulation. More


LESSONS FOR ENTREPRENEURS 

Advance longtime member and contributor Paul O’Donnell may be best known for his London business Humble Pie, selling gourmet Aussie pies. But in lockdown, the former banker co-authored a memoir of his journey outlining the successes and ultimate failure of Humble Pie, providing useful insight for budding entrepreneurs. More


NEW POSSIBILITIES IN AUSTRALIA 

At the Advance #CoffeeHour last week a group of returning expats shared the issues and obstacles they are navigating to re-establish themselves in Australia. In addition to building a professional network, we explored opportunities in Australia’s growing startup ecosystem, such as Antler, which helps tech and content experts to accelerate their entrepreneur journey. More



#BORNGLOBAL X COFFEE PODS

Advance has launched the #bornglobal Coffee Pods podcast series, hosted by Holly Ransom. Listen to extraordinary conversations with Australian trailblazers and emerging leaders answering questions on building a global career and tackling the world’s biggest problems. More


POSTCARD FROM NYC

Josh Pugh is an expat from Adelaide living in New York City. As he reflects on living in a city that’s regularly been featured as the epicentre of the global pandemic, he shares his learnings on the power of having a community that helps each other and works together. More


WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP

In a warm and open conversation, Advance.org Ambassador Emeritus in the USA Josephine Linden, spoke with the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and Past Advance Patron the Hon. Julia Gillard AC, on Australians abroad and words of wisdom to the next generation of female leaders. More



GET READY FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Did you know you can browse all upcoming events and register directly from our website? While Anzac Day events are still being organised, we are looking ahead to the Mother’s Day Classic. Registrations are open for this virtual or in-person fun-run or walk. You can even volunteer to host an event! More


WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES?

We heard you! Our website now allows you to discover more job vacancies whether you are looking for a new challenge overseas or thinking of returning to Australia. We are adding more content to our Going Global and Returning Home sections so let us know if anything is missing! More


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