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:
Best of all the female leaders “enjoyed” being active on #socialmedia - see it as part of their work & a way to share their opinions. Loved that! @kirstinferguson @WomensAgenda @angelapriestley @TessaPrice_ANZ @ClaireSRogers @SarahIsSocial @DianeSmithG @marinasgo @cazzmelbourne twitter.com/kirstinferguso…
Absolutely! @LizBroderick has been instrumental in ensuring that we have men and women equally sharing power and decision-making. She is a trailblazer!!! @malechampions @kirstinferguson @MingYLong twitter.com/hula_grl/statu…
Not bad at all! I think minister @KellyODwyer would be very pleased with this outcome. Well done @denismoriarty and @OurCommunityAU patient and tireless warriors for change!!! @hula_grl #HonouraWoman twitter.com/carolkiernan6/…
Is the architecture and design industry walking the talk on gender equity? Book your spot to this important discussion at @unimelb this Thursday, chaired by Eugenia Lim. msd.unimelb.edu.au/events/gen…
This is very bad news!! How are we going to make sure that we don’t regress any further? Perhaps we need to start thinking about a paradigm shift like quotas for both men and women in politics - 40% men, 40% women and 20% floating @GillianTriggs @Pathways_UoM @Nicholas_Reece twitter.com/abcfactcheck/s…
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