Carol Schwartz AM

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Carol Schwartz AM is one of the most significant Australian feminists of the modern era.

Her energy for a better world for women and girls knows no bounds.

We have applauded her unrelenting advocacy on women in leadership, gender equality, social enterprise, business, the arts and more for many years.

Carol was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her distinguished service to the community and most recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Monash University, inducted into the Australian Property Hall of Fame and Victorian Honour Roll.

One of Australia’s leading business identities, Carol has been director on a large number of public company and government boards.

She founded Women for Media which connects expert women to be featured on various media platforms.

She currently serves as Director of the Reserve Bank of Australia Board, Director of Stockland, Chair of Our Community and Founding Chair of the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia.

Carol Schwartz AM Australian feminist appointments include:

  • convenor of Property Male Champions of Change
  • Stockland director
  • Qualitas Property Partners
  • Scale Investors
  • Together with her husband Alan and four children she established the Trawalla Group, which works with individuals and organisations that have a vision for the future of Australian society.

She is also an Executive in Residence at Melbourne Business School, a council member of the Australian innovation Research Centre, University of Tasmania, board member Centre for Advanced Journalism, University of Melbourne, member of the Enterprise Melbourne Advisory Board, member the Milken Global Advisory Council, and member Harvard Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board and Founding Chair Women for Media.


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Carol also runs a business management consultancy out of Melbourne.


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