Carol has been recognised for her leadership via a range of honours including her 2019 appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia, an Honorary Doctorate from Monash University, induction into the Australia Property Hall of Fame, and a Centenary Medal. Carol was also named one of Australia’s most influential women in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s Inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards and inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll. In November 2020 Carol was recognised with the nation’s highest philanthropic honour, the ‘Leading Philanthropist’ Award by Philanthropy Australia.
Carol has chaired and participated in numerous listed and private company boards, and has also chaired major government boards and conducted significant inquiries on behalf of government. Carol’s current board roles include the Reserve Bank of Australia, EQT Holdings Limited and Qualitas Property Partners.
Throughout her career Carol has been a passionate advocate for women in leadership, particularly in business, politics and the media. As Chair of the Trawalla Foundation and the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia, she has catalysed a range of practical solutions, including the Pathways to Politics Program for Women, the Panel Pledge, and the Women for Media database. Carol is also the Founding Chair of Our Community, a member of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board, and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership Advisory Board, Kings College.
Chair EQT Holdings Limited
Non-Executive Director Reserve Bank of Australia
Non-Executive Director Trawalla Group
Chair Women’s Leadership Institute Australia
Chair Our Community
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Thank you to @VicGovernor for hosting a really wonderful evening at Government House to celebrate our incredible 2021 cohort as they graduate from the program. Together we are changing the face of politics 💪🏻💪🏾 🎉 #WomenInPolitics twitter.com/vicgovernor/st…
“How Feminism Is Shining a Light On Men and Masculinity” - my question is - if feminism is defined as equality between men and women, who is not a feminist????? harpersbazaar.com.au/how-femi…
“The final warning for Morrison fell on deaf ears. Now women have voted him out” - an excellent post mortem analysis by @annabelcrabb - articulate, thoughtful and insightful @rubyruby_s abc.net.au/news/2022-05-2…
Great Resignation 2022: Women's Gains on S&P 500 Boards Slows - Bloomberg bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
And this is exactly what we need to change the “mateocracy” of our parliament that @FemInt writes about. We need more women sharing power and decision making @Virginia_Hauss @NikkiGemmell @jessradio #WomenVote @JennaPrice @WLIAus twitter.com/Pathways_UoM/s…
Opinion: How Australia's 'mate-ocracy' created a toxic Parliament - CNN - An excellent Oped on the state of the nation’s parliament. This is why we need @Pathways_UoM - we must include more women in leadership and decision-making #Womenvote cnn.com/2022/05/19/opi…
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