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
Non-Executive Director Australian Chamber Orchestra
Board Member Advance Global Advisory Council
Chair Creative Partnerships Australia
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:
"In just a year the number of companies with no women in their leadership team has almost halved, and there are notable increases in the number of women in not only CEO roles but also CFO and Group Executive roles" @CEWAus Read more: cew.org.au/wp-content/upl…
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Congratulations. When my daughter was admitted as a barrister and solicitor, I was the only mother in the Court dressed in barrister garb moving her admission in the court of Chief Justice Marilyn Warren. A very proud moment for women!!! @theasnow twitter.com/nicwe/status/1…
Thrilled that @ImpactGenPart has invested in @beapplied together with @blackbirdvc @cazzmelbourne @GiantLeapVC @angelacademe & Skip Capital - love the mission of @beapplied to take the bias out of hiring & find the best person for the job 🙌 #diversity @kateglazebrook twitter.com/blackbirdvc/st…
"@cazzmelbourne & @AICDirectors's Elizabeth Proust do a tireless job of advocacy around women and gender & companies, which I’m sure probably felt at many points thankless, but they never backed off for a moment. That requires considerable determination & resilience" @GardmarM pic.twitter.com/NbQtFtVukg
"The name Kate is irrelevant to how I would perform at a tech company". Excited to announce our investment in @beapplied, who are building software that removes bias from job applications buff.ly/2RUE49M pic.twitter.com/IUcR9VRL8r
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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 email@example.com