April, 2011  

Welcome to the April 2011 issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone who you think would like to connect with Advance.
1. CEO Message

 The Advance Women's Leadership Summit, hosted at the Sydney Opera House last month brought home an extraordinary gathering of leading Australians, alumni and friends of Australia. Some 250 leaders from over 15 countries across the Asia Pacific attended to share ideas and best practice with over 40 panelists and key note speakers. [More...]
2. Highlights from the Opera House - Advance Women's Leadership Summit
The hugely successful Advance Women’s Leadership Summit produced some great content for members around the world to take part in. All video material featuring extracts from panel discussions, publicity and images are now live on the summit website.
Click here to view the Leading 50 Honorees
Click here for access to Summit Videos
Click here for access to Photo Gallery
3. Advance Job Opening - Chief Operating Officer 
Be part of the Advance Team. The newly created COO position is global in scope and based in New York. The role will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all program areas. [More...] 
4. Exploit A Niche - Reap The Rewards 
There are innovators in life and there are maximizers of opportunities. Trent Blacket is a true maximizer. Blacket has achieved considerable US success and at a very young age. Leaving Australia five years ago in his early 30’s, he left a thriving legal practice, TCA Lawyers (founded by Melbourne Liberal powerbroker Michael Kroger) to pursue a life in the media and entertainmentmanagement business in Los Angeles, co-founding ROAR’s Asia Pacific operation in Beverly Hills. [More...]
5. What’s your unique proposition? 
By Talent Mobility Partner – Ambition
Advance member Paul Lyons explores why and what you need to know when creating your unique proposition for career development. “I regularly meet senior executives that are seeking new job opportunities who don’t have a clear idea of their unique proposition to the market….they haven’t been able to analyse and then articulate what it is they are offering to potential or existing employers, ideally with some twist of uniqueness.” [More...]
6. Enemy Within – A Memoir of Strength, Determination and Acceptance
By Karen Ager
Advance Roaming Writers
"I was fully in the moment. It was Graduation Day for the students of the United Nations International School - Class of 2001 - and we were gathered in the impressive and somewhat intimidating UN General Assembly Hall. The girl who had grown up in suburban Australia was now a player on a bigger stage. My world was no longer focused on the gorgeous beaches of Sydney's eastern suburbs and majestic Sydney Harbour with its iconic bridge and Opera House. [More...]
7. How do we envision urban change to reshape our respective cities for the future?
“Vital cities have marvelous innate abilities for understanding, communicating, contriving and inventing what is required to combat their difficulties.” Jane Jacobs, The Death And Life Of Great American Cities,1992, pg. 447.  Reflecting on the words of visionary urban writer and activist Jane Jacobs, curators Meg Shiffler and Justine Topfer asked three Sydney and three San Francisco-based artists and collectives the question: How do we envision urban change to reshape our respective cities for the future? [More...]
8. TiEcon brings a world of innovation to the entrepreneur
TiEcon 2011, one of the largest networking events for entrepreneurs in the world, is taking place May 13-14, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. Each year, TiEcon brings together over 3,000 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry executives, and thought leaders for two full days of networking, inspiring talks, and idea sharing. Advance is delighted to partner with TIECON 2011, and will be represented as a conference speaker by Adrian Turner, Advance President and CEO of Mocana Corporation. [More...]
9. Advance Member Benefit
If you are high flying, far flung, down trodden or just going places, enjoy the treat of a private car service from the team at EmpireCLS. EmpireCLS has launched its newest business, Australian American Limo, to service the estimated 1.5 million people traveling annually to and in between the US and Australia. The business caters to all groups and budgets.

Please visit www.myaussielimo.com - Advance members booking through this site automatically receive the discount. If booking by phone or email direct, please always quote booking code 'OZ' to receive the discount.  

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10. The Buzz   

Our April snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.
Renowned London art dealer Rebecca Hossack is opening a gallery in New York at 262 Mott Street in NoLita – RHG NYC. Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery was founded in central London in 1988, and has since built up a reputation for exhibiting contemporary art of rare individual vision.
Australian Times - Australia's next generation of sprinters are channelling memories of the famous relay win at the 2000 Sydney Olympics as competition hots up for places at this year's swimming world championships, with an eye to London 2012.
The Australian - The number of tropical cyclones in the Australian region could be halved and waves could become smaller on the nation's east coast, according to CSIRO research commissioned by the federal government that appears to run counter to growing political warnings over extreme weather events.

Upcoming Events
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