Born Global : October 2020

From the CEO

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Advance Awards 2020! We celebrated a number of firsts this year, including our 37 finalists, hosting the Awards online, the introduction of a new category recognising emerging leaders and the announcement of joint-winners for the Advance Global Australian Award –Dr Abigail Allwood and Tim Kentley Klay by our Prime Minister the Hon. Scott Morrison MP. This year we were also joined by Australian icon Ita Buttrose AC, Chair of the ABC who presented the Australian Global Icon Award to the first female winner, Sophie Blackall. The Awards capped off a busy period that also saw us launch in Japan. We shared preliminary insights from the Advance Annual Global Australians Survey, and we encourage you to complete it to help us understand what’s happening in your world. It will only take around five minutes and remains open until mid-November. Please also share the link with your network. Until next time! – Maria MacNamara

Now is the time to make your story heard. Take the Advance Annual Survey of Global Australians and help us understand what’s happening in your world. It will only take 5 minutes of your time. Please also feel free to share the survey with others in your network. More.


Watch the Advance Awards 2020 online! They are wonderfully inspiring for all ages. This year a NASA research scientist and a cutting-edge technologist whose work ranges from creative design to self-driving cars have been awarded joint honours as the 2020 Advance Global Australians. More


The nominees for this year’s Advance Awards were extremely strong and the judging panel of eminent Australians led by Chairman Emeritus Ken Allen AM found selecting the finalists a very difficult task. We are honoured to introduce you to the 37 finalists of Advance Awards 2020. More

ADVANCE NOW IN JAPAN Chairman Yasmin Allen today joined the Hon. Richard Court AC, Australia’s Ambassador to Japan and Melanie Brock, the inaugural Advance Ambassador in Japan to launch the Advance chapter in Japan. More


In a fast paced discussion, QLD Chief Entrepreneur and Everledger CEO, Leanne Kemp, shared her experience and perspective on the role and possibility of blockchain technologies, and the opportunity for Australia to create and dominate specific new markets. More


Over 300,000 citizens and permanent residents have returned to Australia during COVID-19. Research conducted recently has found significant implications for senior talent during this pandemic, both at the board table and in the C-suite. More


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