We are on a huge high after our Gala Dinner and GameChanger Summit last Thursday – what a day! Thank you so much to those who could join us and I hope it gave you a renewed feeling of pride and connection to the global Australian community ❤️️
And… we’ve had a makeover! Check out the new look Advance, with a brand refresh to align with our digital-first strategy, thanks to Advance board member, Jessica Michaels, and her digital agency BreadNButter – more below!
Hot off the press today is the PM’s announcement of the wording for the referendum question on the indigenous voice to parliament. We’ll keep you in the loop with the details / timing / where to vote in the coming months.
Also looking ahead, if you know someone earlier in their career that would value from a global outlook, see more on the 🌏 NextGen Program (👇). You can also register now for the 💡Global Town Hall💡 on Research Commercialisation.
Finally, a big welcome to all our new members to the global Australian community, and to our existing members – thank you for your support so far, we’ve got so much in store this year and beyond!
‘Till next time,
CEO | Advance.org
IDEAS, INSPIRATION & INSIGHT
The GameChanger Summit last week elevated the voice of global Australians in national policy discussions. On the eve of the National Reconstruction Fund legislation, led by Minister for Industry & Science Ed Husic, the Summit highlighted how Australia can leverage its people and ideas to create real, lasting impact. See the summary!
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
The Advance Gala Dinner was an incredible evening with a positive energy that inspired all! The stirring remarks by speakers including former Patron, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC, brought home the importance of the global Australian community. See highlights and photos from the night here!
FRESH NEW LOOK ADVANCE!
Since being founded in 2002, the strategy of Advance has evolved to meet the changing needs of our community. As the pandemic pushed us to become a truly digital platform to connect our global community, the brand refresh comes with a fresh tag… So, do you feel #AlwaysAustralian?! Watch the launch video
INSPIRING GLOBAL CAREERS
Calling the next generation of leaders! Anyone in the earlier stages of their career (first 10 years or so) can participate in this free program featuring expert speakers, masterclasses and facilitated sessions. Let Advance enable a global career, by shaping your goals and building your profile! Find the full program and sign up here.
MAKING AN INNOVATION NATION
Our next Global Town Hall focuses on Research Commercialisation on Thursday May 11. We will dive into the challenges and highlights of commercialising Australia’s research. The panel of experts will share their perspectives, answer questions and recommend actions to boost our track record in developing and deploying intellectual property. Sign up for free here.
ACCESSING AUSSIE NEWS
Our poll last month revealed that 85% of you access Aussie news daily or weekly. This shows the deep connection global Aussies want to maintain with Australia – something we can facilitate! If you are wondering if you might have missed any big news items, check out our Aussie news rundown, updated periodically here.
NEW GLOBAL AND LOCAL ROLES
Have you taken a look at the Advance jobs board recently? It is updated weekly with new job vacancies here in Australia and around the world from Europe and Asia, to the Americas and Africa! You can even use keywords based on what you’re looking for to narrow your search. Find your next role here.