March, 2010  

Welcome to the March 2010 issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.
1. CEO Message
10. The Buzz
1. CEO Message
This month we are delighted to launch the Advance Emerging Leaders India Summit website. The Summit will be held in New Delhi from 3 to 4 May and reflects Advance’s commitment to leveraging the networks of influence of our Australian expatriates and alumni in India and the broader Asia region. [More...]
2. Advance Emerging Leaders Summit Website Launched
Advance is pleased to launch the Advance Emerging Leaders Summit website which includes additional information on the Summit including details on the program, venue and speakers. Registration for the Summit opens Tuesday 23 March and remember that places are strictly limited so don't miss your chance to contribute to this important event.
Visit the Summit website at
3. Dr. Margaret Mayston Named Australian Woman of the Year in the UK 2010 
A chance meeting of a hairdresser and a neuroscience physical therapist working in the neurosciences has led to leading researcher and therapist Dr Margaret Mayston being recognised as Australian Woman of the Year in the UK for her ongoing work to help child and families deal with Cerebral Palsy. [More...]
Been to America? Alicia has... 
by Jacquie Byron

For anyone considering a move to Los Angeles as a career boost, Melbourne’s Alicia Darvall has nothing but positives to say about the experience, despite the fact she was practically ‘taking coals to Newcastle’ by bringing an Australian cinema concept to what is internationally recognised as the movie world’s commercial heart. [More...]
5down under / ON TOP
Welcome to our monthly video profile of Australians marking their mark on the world – a joint production between Cameron Daddo and Advance. In the spirit of celebrating women leaders, this month we introduce Dr Kathleen McGuire, artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Kathleen is one of the most in-demand conductors in North America and waves the baton for homosexual issues around the world.
Watch the video here
6. Melbourne Ranked Best Sports City in the World
Melbourne has cemented its position as the sporting capital of the world, taking out the ‘Best Sports City’ award at the SportBusiness Sports Event Management Awards in London ahead of a competitive field of cities including Berlin, which hosted the IAAF Athletics World Championships, and Singapore, which hosted the first night Formula One Grand Prix. [More...]
7. The DNA of a Start-up Entrepreneur - Get on the Bus!

There's a DNA of sorts for successful startups and startup founders. A vision you believe in, the ability to focus on only what's necessary right now, and trust between the founders are all essential components. But how can you tell if you have that DNA? [More...]

8. Australia's 40 Richest - An Australian could have stood pat in the 10 months since Forbes Asia last ranked the country's 40 wealthiest people and still would have been one-fifth richer by our count. The Aussie dollar gained 21% against the U.S. greenback, our benchmark. [More...]
9. Advance Member Benefit

For the month of March, Advance has teamed up with, one of Melbourne's ecommerce success stories, who connects customers needing custom graphic design work such as logos and websites to a thriving community of talented designers. Advance members receive US$20 towards launching a design project when they sign up for a free account as Find out [more]

10. The Buzz   

Our March snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.
Australian Times - The work environment in the UK is similar to that in Australia, which brings advantages as well as its challenges, says UK-based Australian businesswoman Jo Pearson. - The public has rejected plans to massively boost Australia's population. The federal government wants to increase the population from 22 million to 35 million by 2050, largely through immigration.
Herald Sun Aerial skiing heroine Lydia Lassila has been presented with the Gold Medal for her victory which has made her the toast of Australia.

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