Dr Alison Thompson OAM Contributor, Advance Social Impact Award Winner 2016 Australian born Dr. Alison Thompson and her Third Wave Volunteer first responders have been in Ukraine since the first … Continued
Freya Harding Contributor, Advance NextGen Participant ‘Follow your heart and your passion’, were words of advice that I was raised on – fed to me as I ‘helped’ my mum … Continued
Afeeya Akhand Contributor, Advance NextGen Participant In the aftermath of International Women’s Day and Mardi Gras, I’ve been reflecting on the meaning of diversity and inclusion. While these are common … Continued
Sonja Vodusek Contributor As Christmas approaches and London lights up with spectacular decorations, the city is putting on an impressive show to celebrate the festive season. The spirit of socialising … Continued
By Jonathon Glonek Contributor I’d never done anything but play the violin when I first took the plunge and went into the international wine business. At that time I was … Continued
By Paul O’Keeffe | Contributor As expats when we live abroad, we all miss things that are uniquely culturally Australian (besides the Tim Tams and pies!). For me it was … Continued
Natasha Norton Contributor A year of limbo, well that’s how the last 12 or so months could be perceived. Closed borders, quarantine, social distancing, restrictions that change almost daily…and to … Continued
John Mannion Contributor There’s a buzz of change in the air in the Latin American region. We aren’t sure exactly what type of Latin America will emerge from the wreckage … Continued
Madie Sturgess Contributor I sat mulling over a drink at my layover in LAX when the Prime Minister declared the start of my “and then COVID hit” story. En route … Continued
It’s all we talk about these days — how has COVID affected life, work, play, friendships, community, and business, and when will everything be back to normal? While sometimes it feels overwhelming living in a metropolis that’s regularly been featured as the epicentre of a global pandemic, the exciting and hopeful thing we notice every day is that the heart and soul of New York City lives on quietly in the background; while we get on with a new type of normal.
It is a strange and challenging time for so many right now, but in the cultural melting pot of Singapore, I see changes sparked by the pandemic that will redefine the way we work and business focus for years to come. Environmental and social responsibility, employee wellbeing and flexible working are the big winners as prolonged travel restrictions overturn the “old normal” for expats and locals alike.
COVID-19 has certainly brought into sharp relief just how poorly some organisations are coping with radical uncertainty. Inflexible bureaucracies are retarding the flow of critical information and knee-jerk decisions are … Continued
Advance.org Japan Ambassador Melanie Brock writes her Postcard from Tokyo for the Australian Financial Review. While the Japanese have a great deal of resilience and are used to disasters, lockdown … Continued