As Founding Chair of the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia, Carol was the driver of the Women for Media initiative, which aims to increase female representation in the news media. Carol is also Founding Chair of Our Community, working to build strong communities through stronger community organisations.
Most recently, Carol was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Monash University, inducted into the Australian Property Hall of Fame, made an Honorary Life Member of the Property Council of Australia and inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll. Carol was awarded a Monash University Fellowship in 2010 in recognition of her professional distinction and outstanding service as a member of the alumni. Carol was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours list in 2006 for her achievements in business and commerce and her contribution to community and the arts. Carol also received the Centenary Medal in 2001 in recognition of her outstanding service as a leading business executive and committee participant.
Together with her husband Alan and four children, Carol established the Trawalla Foundation, which works with individuals and organisations that have a vision for the future of Australian society.
Non-Executive Director Reserve Bank of Australia
Non-Executive Director Stockland
Non-Executive Director Qualitas Property Partners
Non-Executive Director Trawalla Group
Board Member Advance Global Advisory Council
Chair Women’s Leadership Institute Australia
Chair Our Community
Established in 2004 as a vehicle for the philanthropic activities of the Schwartz family.
The Trawalla Foundation invests in exceptional individuals and organisations focused on strengthening gender equality, creativity, sustainability and social justice within our society.
We are active funding partners, adopting a range of levers including grants, investments, skills, networks and advocacy, to catalyse and strengthen the work undertaken.
Learn more about Trawalla Foundation, visit their website:
"It's not surprising, because labeling women 'emotional' has long been a tried-and-true tactic to undermine women." And it is still happening. In 2019. 🙄🙄🙄😳😳😞😞 Thanks for including us in this excellent piece @MilliganSusan usnews.com/news/politics/…
Up until as recently as 2015, it wasn’t a requirement for women to be a part of sports science research studies in the US. This puts women – and women's sport – at a disadvatage, writes competitive climber Tiffany Melius bit.ly/2V1lgtD
“The press seems to spend time on the idiosyncrasies around the male candidates that they find charming but they don’t provide parallel coverage when it comes to females.” thehill.com/homenews/campa…
Board diversity isn't just ticking the gender box. "To make diverse boards more effective, boards need to have a more egalitarian culture — one that elevates different voices, integrates contrasting insights, and welcomes conversations about diversity." hbr.org/2019/03/when-a…
57% of men don’t exercise their right to parental leave out of a fear that they’ll be perceived as not caring about their job, according to Deloitte. qz.com/work/1589834/e…
The last line....’If we selected on actual talent or potential, women would over-index in leadership, and we would then need to find ways to help men get to the top.” twitter.com/cazzmelbourne/…
Head of news for @BuzzFeedOz @marnicordell on the importance of pushing for change in the media industry. wlia.org.au/2019-women-for… @WomensAgenda @CEWAus @WGEAgency @VicHealth @GenderAvenger @BroadAgenda5050 @JennaPrice #youcantbewhatyoucantsee pic.twitter.com/VInCmLcn1G
We need more women IN politics and we need more women COVERING politics. Encouraged by the work of @cazzmelbourne @WLIAus @JennaPrice @Virginia_Hauss. #auspol #womeninpolitics #femaleleadership smh.com.au/business/compa…
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Please note that the Trawalla Foundation is a Private Ancillary Fund, which does not solicit funding requests from the public or have grant rounds. Should you wish to contact the Trawalla Foundation, please contact Sarah Buckley, our Executive Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org