February, 2011  

Welcome to the February 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
Women make up more than half of the world’s population, yet when it comes to business, they are still largely underrepresented. But, this year, ASX-listed companies are required to set and report on targets for gender diversity on management level and within the entire organization. The Advance Women’s Leadership Summit is progressing very well and the summit agenda has been shaped to address key issues affecting women today. [More...]
2. Advance's Leading 50 Women to Attend Afternoon Tea with Governor-General of Australia
The Advance Women’s Leadership Summit will introduce 50 current and emerging leaders who have made a significant contribution professionally or within their own communities. These ’50 For The Future’ women will be honoured at the Summit and have been invited to attend Afternoon Tea with the Governor-General of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, at Admiralty House.

Advance is also delighted to have Dr Anne Summers, author, journalist and former advisor to Prime Minister Paul Keating and Prime Minister Bob Hawke, as a key panellist of the plenary session ‘The Next Generation of Leadership – a sustainable approach’. Advance would like to congratulate Anne on being named an Australian Legend and being honoured with a stamp on Australian Day.

If you would like to join us at the Summit and meet with inspiring women leaders, register now at: www.advancewomensummit.com

 3. Nomad Two Worlds Launches in LA 
This month Advance supports world renowned Australian photographer Russell James. Russell launched Nomad Two Worlds over a decade ago as visual commentary on the clash of ancient civilizations with the modern world. It has evolved into a collaborative art project including indigenous artists from Australia, America and Haiti,  a powerful expression of partnership and reconciliation in action through art, music and film that has become a global example of true cultural understanding and appreciation across deep divides.

Meet Russell [here]

4. Art is alive and well in India, so says Jenny Watson - by Jess Pincombe
Once and always a native of Melbourne, Jenny Watson’s thoughtful artistic creations have reached far beyond her Victorian heritage. After undertaking residencies in Vietnam, Tokyo and Germany, it is India that has recaptured the artist’s attention in 2011. [More...]
5. AUSTRALIA DAY à Paris - An evening of Australian Culture 
Advance members from Paris and London with guests and friends of the Australian Embassy France and Australian Business International Europe, were invited by His Excellency, Australian Ambassador to France, David Ritchie,  to enjoy a cultural Australia Day Evening event at the Australian Embassy in Paris. This event was the official opening of the exhibition « Between Sky, Land & Sea, Legends revisited », an exhibition of recent works, prints and sculptures by Dennis Nona. [More...]

6. Advance Job Board
Have you had a chance to view this month’s postings? There are opportunities listed in Australia & the US:
7. Graeme Clark Oration 2011
Renowned brain scientist, Professor Terrence J. Sejnowski, will deliver the Oration, The Computational Brain, on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011.  Professor Sejnowski is a pioneer in the field of computational neuroscience and his goal is to understand the principles that link brain mechanisms to behaviour. [More...]
8. Advance Member Benefit

McCown & Evans is one of America's leading immigration firms. Through its partnership with Advance, McCown & Evans is a gateway for Australians to access the U.S. Advance members will receive a free consultation (by phone or in person) to evaluate your case, discussing timing and the application process, and address any relevant issues and will receive a US$500 discount off their E-3 Visa Application. 
Find out [more]

9. The Buzz 

Our February snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.
Women's summit to draw on global expatriate brain chain
The Australian - Some 200 senior women from around the world are expected to attend the Advance Women's Leadership Summit on March 7-8 at Sydney Opera House, marking the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.
Australia Post - Four eminent women - Eva Cox AO, Elizabeth Evatt AC, Germaine Greer and Anne Summers AO - will join the exclusive ranks of great Australians to be immortalised on a stamp.

Australia's cyber security 'weak' - report

news.com.au - Australia is increasingly ill-equipped to deal with cyber attacks on the country's energy, water, transport and communications systems, a report states.

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