Winning the Advance Tech Innovation Award has allowed me to build a professional network in Australia and give back to my country. Today, I am collaborating with UTS and WA Health on ground-breaking technology applications using my global expertise and IP, thanks to Advance.
— Professor Carolyn McGregor, Advance Award Winner 2015
I never cease to be inspired by the achievements of so many smart young people.
— Peter Warne - Chairman, Macquarie Group Limited - 2017
What a night it was last night I was very proud to be involved.
— Maggie Beer AM - Awards Judge, Cook, Food Producer & Author - 2017
Advance just keeps getting better and better.
— Yasmin Allen - Awards Judge and non-executive director of Cochlear, ASX Limited and Santos Limited - 2017
VERY proud of your progress with Advance - last night was absolutely world class.
— Trent Blacket - Managing Director, ROAR Asia Pacific - 2017
It’s always so inspiring to hear from the awardees. The stories from that huge pool of talent were fascinating...These awards are important and should be continued.
— Sally Paridis - Founder & CEO, CoClear Inc - 2017
The Awards dinner was also very inspiring, the speeches given where so moving and it was so clear the level of authenticity and influence each Award winner’s life work has. I am so glad I could meet my mentor in person, I am in awe of who Rebecca is, and looking forward to being mentored.
— Tahlia Rossi - Advance Global Australian Awards Mentee - 2016
A great line up of people with fabulous stories.
— Caroline Farmer - 2016
Both the summit and the awards were unbelievable, inspiring, and truly something unique and powerful.
— Ethan Schiff, Co-Founder & CEO, New Torch Entertainment - 2016
I wanted to say just how much I enjoyed the Summit. It was fabulous. The key, I think, was the diversity of the guests which made for a rich array of stimuli.
— Professor Gregory Whitwell, Dean, The University of Sydney Business School - 2016
What a great night! Fantastic award winners and a lovely evening - venue was terrific too.
— Andy Bateman, Founder & CEO, Everyone - 2016
I was not previously aware of the amazing organisation...Advance, nor the fantastic annual event that you run, but on Friday I was very impressed by the speakers and the whole event.
— Amanda Choy, Founder, Sustainabiz - 2016
It was such a wonderful morning on Friday last week to listen to all those incredible people. I loved it - it really lifted my spirits and curiosity - I felt super charged again.
— Susan MacKinnon, Documentary Producer and Executive Producer - 2016
Congratulations again on an amazing Advance. A truly inspiring event, and so much of the day and night has stayed with me. I was thrilled to attend.
— Ruth Ritchie - 2016
I must compliment you all on a brilliant, inspiring, fun and patriotic Awards dinner the past Friday in Sydney. A truly outstanding evening and congratulations to you and your global team.
— Tom Pascarella, Allen Partners - 2016
I’m writing to thank you for the opportunity to attend the Advance Summit. I really enjoyed listening to the speakers. I was so moved by Dr Alison Thomson that I was nearly brought to tears. The energy she brings to her work is really special! So glad to see that she won the award for Social Impact.
— Alexia Lidas - 2016
What a blast Friday night was! Advance is indeed a very special organisation with exceptional people at the helm.
— Mandy Drury - Internationally renowned journalist - 2016
Bravo!!! That was a great night, the winners and their speeches were amazing! The whole evening was well done and full of a generosity of spirit.
— Michael Sternberg - 2016
The Summit was impressive, enjoyable, informative and inspiring. Loved the pace, the format and the diversity of panelists. Congratulations.
— Ros Moriarty, Managing Director, Balarinji - 2016
I just watched all the interviews and highlights of the awards. All the winners have fascinating stories and great they can be viewed thousands of miles away on a mine site in the Gobi desert! I thought all the video profiles were both funny and entertaining. Every winner seemed to decide what they wanted to do when they were a kid and followed that interest to where they are today.
— James Ridout, Commercial Manager, Hard Commodities, Noble Group - 2015
Thanks so much to you and your team for another great year of awards. I cried at least 3 times. Love it. And Baz was awesome.
— Joanne Gray, Editor, BOSS - 2014
The extraordinary stories and achievements of the winners would never be recognised without this program and you and the team are doing Australia a great service. Thank you.
— Craig Davis, Founder, - 2014
I really enjoyed being involved and loved the dinner last night – Julia Zemiro was a fantastic MC! The Award Winners were inspiring and I think Advance plays a very significant role in highlighting their achievements and talent as well as encouraging other Australians to get out there on the world stage and make a difference.
— Kim McKay AO, Director and CEO, Australian Museum - 2014
Thursday evening was such a fabulous event and not only did I love Julia, I thought the video intro of each of the nominees was fabulous (and the nominees themselves) and I was also very impressed with Baz and his speech.
— Marguerite Julian, Founder and Managing Director, Stellar* - 2014