Born Global: May 2022

Hello friend,

You’re not alone if you are feeling the pre-election buzz as we approach 21 May! You can catch the results live streamed or via the ABC. This election campaign has also brought an unexpected surprise for Advance, namely, the rise of another entity in the market named Advance… 😱 We are reaching out to any branding gurus in our community to help with a brand refresh, to better reflect our current focus and to avoid any brand confusion.

This edition is packed with news and opportunities to keep you connected.

  • If you missed the eminent speakers and diverse voices in the Sustainability Town Hall last week, you can check out the highlights here.
  • From the frontlines in Ukraine, our 2016 Social Impact Award winner, Alison Thompson OAM, shares her experience mobilising volunteers amidst the violence and war.
  • Learn how Australians can reconnect and nurture opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region as explored at the recent New Colombo Plan Summit.
  • And if you are based in the UK, see below to snap up a free ticket for an upcoming Fintech event!

Finally, the highlights video from the Advance Celebration Dinner features our supporters sharing why they are backing our mission at Advance. 🙏 We are grateful to our vibrant community of global Australians for making it possible.

‘Till next time,

Johanna Pitman


The highlight video from the 2022 Advance Celebration Dinner is now available to watch! Attendees share their thoughts on the valuable insights shared at the event, as well as the major impact the global Australian community can have when working together across all kinds of industries and disciplines. What a night! More.


The Advance Sustainability Town Hall discussion traversed key topics including renewables, waste management, water, consumer products, financing and insurance, and the built environment. Featuring Advance awardees Saul Griffith and Caroline Angoorly, as well as diverse local experts, you can catch the full discussion, the highlights video and a summary of the key points here.


Alison Thompson OAM, Advance Social Impact Award Winner 2016, and her Third Wave Volunteers first responders have been in Ukraine since the first week of the war. Alison highlights the impact individuals can have from helping women and children escape the violence to training civilian men and soldiers in combat triage. More


Advance is looking to refresh our brand and we’re reaching out to anyone interested in supporting us as a sounding board for ideas, or to provide advice on the process. You may have noticed another Advance in the news (hint: We’re assessing our brand, and keen to ensure it properly reflects our mission and values. I’m in!


With a fresh perspective, Worley VP of Global Marketing, Fiona Low, shares how a four-day compressed week and flexible hours was a non-negotiable for her when negotiating her contract after returning home to Australia after 14 years in London. Recent research shows 2 out of 3 Australian workers will only join or stay with a company if remote/hybrid work is an option. More


Join the Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce and Link Group for an evening at Australia House, bringing together global financial services industry leaders in conversation on emerging trends and opportunities in FinTech in the UK on Tuesday 31st May at 6.30pm – 9.00pm. 20 FREE tickets available for Advance Members, so get in quick! More


This year’s New Colombo Plan National Summit brought together Scholars, NCP Alumni, supporters and community to help Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the Indo Pacific region. Watch the highlight video featuring the keynote speakers, including former Advance Board Member and NSW Chairman at KPMGDoug Fergusonhere


The Advance Jobs Board has jobs to suit you, wherever you want to work and whatever kind of employment you’re looking for. You can search for remote work if you want to be able to work from anywhere! We also post some of the best opportunities as jobs of the week on our socials (click on the icons below to access), keep an eye out! More