The duo expanding the wardrobes of millions of women: Costa Koulis & Kirsten Kore

The rise of the ‘on-demand’ economy has rewritten the rules of conventional marketplaces, changing our everyday, from the way we commute, to entertainment and dining. Even the act of dressing is up for disruption, thanks to the ingenuity of Costa Koulis and Kirsten Kore – the creators behind Designerex, the world’s leading peer-to-peer designer dress sharing platform.

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Roundtable Luncheon with Carol Schwartz AM

Advance was delighted to host an intimate women’s lunch with Carol Schwartz AM, a strong advocate for women in leadership, with a passion for the arts, entrepreneurial businesses and social enterprises. The gathering was generously hosted by Advance Global Advisory Council member, Josephine Linden, at her Fifth Avenue offices in New York City on April 15.

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Jane Sloane: pushing boundaries for women in Asia and the Pacific

Jane Sloane is an Australian living and working in San Francisco. One of the many ordinary Aussies doing extraordinary things in her adopted home city. She’s working to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Asia and the Pacific, encouraging and empowering girls and women to realize their rights and potential. Jane is Director, Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality at The Asia Foundation.

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Darren Chait: an architect building a “one-team” culture

Darren Chait - co-founder of Hugo- connected meeting note software for teams to share and action insights - has come across the same experience. But unlike many of us who would scratch our heads about the communication confusion, he and his team are on the way to cracking the code by developing a platform to centralize team meeting notes and integrate with calendars and all the other apps used by teams to share and action those insights in real time.

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Barakalla Robyn: at the forefront of global marine conservation

Barakalla Robyn has pursued his passion and career in the environment sector.  He’s the Sustainable Ocean Initiative & Climate Senior Program Lead at the World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI) – an affiliate of the World Resources Institute headquartered in Washington, D.C. WRI Indonesia is an organisation dedicated to developing research-based solutions to address climate change and helping Indonesia to achieve sustainable development.

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