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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It was a real pleasure to attend yesterday evening’s @Pathways_UoM event at Government House. A reflective welcome and introduction from the Governor, Hon. Linda Dessau and illuminating conversation between former PM Julia Gillard @JuliaGillard and Carol Schwartz @cazzmelbourne twitter.com/vicgovernor/st…
Such wise counsel!!! twitter.com/hula_grl/statu…
Fascinating insight into #WomeninPolitics by @JuliaGillard as she is interviewed by @cazzmelbourne for a celebration of @Pathways_UoM with @VicGovernor Commenting on 'that speech' remembered by many women for the frustration they feel on lack of progress on #GenderEquality pic.twitter.com/kRjvbXEmTd
Heading South to Victoria we find many talented Women ready to step into Leadership including the impressive Minister for Women @GabbyWilliamsMP, Attorney-General @JillHennessyMP and Deputy Opposition Leader @CindyMcLeishMP #FemaleLeadership #FemaleLeaders #FutureisFemale @WLIAus pic.twitter.com/hVkiHjQLkJ
Women from all walks of life who are seriously thinking about running for public office & want to make a difference in their communities are encouraged to apply to the @unimelb #PathwaystoPolitics @cazzmelbourne thecourier.com.au/story/66472… @ballaratcourier
Honoured to have participated in the @Pathways_UoM program, delivering a speechwriting workshop to the 2019 cohort. To hear @JuliaGillard speak to the Alumni last night was exceptionally special. The bit I wrote down from all her advice and leadership: “find your true north”. ⭐️ twitter.com/VicGovernor/st…
Thank you @VicGovernor for hosting a wonderful #PathwaysToPolitics alumni event at Government House and to @JuliaGillard and @cazzmelbourne for a warm and inspiring conversation supporting women who aspire to public office. Supported by #TrawallaFoundation @WLIAus @Pathways_UoM pic.twitter.com/GQtWfsdvY4
In its fifth year, young women come together to participate in the @Pathways_UoM, a collaboration between @unimelb @WLIAus & the Trawalla Foundation, changing the face of politics. Thank you to @cazzmelbourne & @JuliaGillard for contributing to this evening’s event pic.twitter.com/rOfZlcwJ9Y
Still buzzing from last night. Thank you @JuliaGillard for everything you did for our country. I'd strongly recommend any women thinking of running for council or parliament to run for the @Pathways_UoM program - applications open soon. pic.twitter.com/8gwQAjNuNU
The rise of women taking up careers in engineering openaccessgovernment.org/wome…
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