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.
Carol was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her distinguished service to the community as a supporter of women in leadership roles, to social justice advocacy, and to business. 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, was recognised by Ernst & Young as the 2018 Champion of Entrepreneurship, Southern Region 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 Qualitas Property Partners
Non-Executive Director Trawalla Group
Director Skalata Ventures
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.
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Thanks for a great article @wtuohy . The @Pathways_UoM program has been a great success. Our alumni are really making a huge difference @KatieAllenMP @juliana_addison @BridgetVallence to name several plus all alumni in Victoria and Queensland . We are so proud of them @WLIAus twitter.com/wliaus/status/…
"...our parliaments should represent what our society looks like. Women are just over 50 per cent of our society so it seems nuts to me that we don't have that political representation." @cazzmelbourne @Pathways_UoM #auspol @wtuohy via @theage theage.com.au/national/victo…
“With a little help from their friends, more women are hitting the path to politics” Thanks @unimelb and @QUT for your collaboration in making @Pathways_UoM a great program in Victoria and Queensland @WLIAus theage.com.au/national/victo…
@KZiwica @cazzmelbourne @BroadAgenda5050 @WLIAus @Pathways_UoM LNP’s ‘senior six’ women cabinet ministers need to ‘person up’ & make quotas happen. They need to recruit internal & external allies to their cause, incl males allies. They need to get cracking! theconversation.com/its-a-man… #auspol
Female role models alter power equations afr.com/work-and-caree…
Proxy voting by reason of absence from the precincts of the House for childbirth or care of an infant or newly adopted child is now in standing orders. pic.twitter.com/7VS2xn5NYn
This was approved last night twitter.com/PARLYapp/statu…
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