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:
How do we really feel about women leaders? | World Economic Forum weforum.org/agenda/2018/12…
Men are still winning three-quarters of new boardroom jobs | Financial Times ft.com/content/1c1635…
"Setting targets and having great policies is not enough. Creating the conditions and cultures - in organisations and society - which enable women to thrive at work is essential" @LizBroderick Congrats @malechampions on release of Combined Impact Report malechampionsofchange.com/wp-… pic.twitter.com/tbQCIsKavG
Today we release the first combined @malechampions Impact Report (FY2017-18) detailing our progress on gender equality and advancing more women into leadership positions. It covers 142 member organisations, representing around 70% of our coalition. malechampionsofchange.com/wp-… pic.twitter.com/Kt0ldyCUmr
Nothing to lose at all. In fact I think we need disruption in our political system and what better way to disrupt than to mandate 50/50 men and women as our parliamentary representatives. #quotas for both men and women. @Pathways_UoM @Virginia_Hauss twitter.com/hula_grl/statu…
@juliana_addison you were such a fabulous contributor to the program and you will be a fantastic member of parliament. Looking forward to seeing you at our @Pathways_UoM alumni events!! twitter.com/juliana_addiso…
The New Wave Of Women Leaders: Breaking The Glass Ceiling Or Facing The Glass Cliff? forbes.com/sites/audreymu…
Just 52% of Americans are 'very comfortable' with a woman as president | Business Insider businessinsider.com.au/just-5…
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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