Outside The Box presents another opportunity to relax, network and review your career.
Hearing about other women’s journeys is a great way to reflect on your own and Carol Adams has an interesting one to share with you.
Mayor of the City of Kwinana, she was the first woman elected to the post, back in 2006 when Kwinana was still a town. Huge growth has occurred under her watch.
She graduated as a mature aged student with a law degree in 1997 and worked as the WA Police Union legal officer and, later, sole legal practitioner and in-house counsel to the Union before retiring in 2011 to focus full time on her role as Mayor.
Carol is the Metropolitan Commissioner for the WA Grants Commission and an immediate past member of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. She is also a member of the Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation board, Gilmore College Independent School board, Murdoch University School of Law Advisory Board, Kwinana Early Years’ Service (KEYS) and Chairperson of the Kwinana Citizens Advice Bureau.
Amongst Carol’s council commitments, she is a member of the South West Metropolitan Zone of Councils, a WA Local Government Association State Council delegate and a member of its Governance Policy team and a member of the Local Government House Trust.
So how did Carol step from law degree to these august responsibilities?
An interesting presentation from Carol is guaranteed, so come along and join us as we unwind, share experiences, catch up with colleagues and meet new contacts.