Carol Hanlon
Manager/CEO/Mentor for NFP organisations Belmont BEC & TCFWA for nearly 30yrs
Global fashion label

Carol Hanlon’s diverse small business experience has qualified her well for the role of as Founding Manager and Facilitator at the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (BEC), Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc. (TCFWA) and the designedge fashion incubator.

Mentoring Session

slots 30min $100 or 1hr $200hr

Current & Recent Past Appointments, Memberships, 1994 to current
• Convenor, Women Economic Forum, 2019, Perth, Western Australia
• Australian Government Delegate, Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Women in Economy Forum, Vietnam
• Australian Government Delegate, Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Women in Economy Forum, Philippines
• Australian Government Delegate, Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Women in Economy Forum, Indonesia
• Australian Government Delegate, Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Women in Economy Forum, Russia
• Commonwealth Foundation Delegate & 10TH Women’s Ministers Affairs Meetings – Dhaka, Bangladesh
• National Board Member Past National President, Australasian Institute Business & Enterprise Facilitators
• United Nations Commission Status Women CSW 56, CSW 60, CSW63 – BPW International Delegate
• Asia Pacific Business Facilitation Accreditation (APEC) – internationally accredited small business counsellor
• Graduate Australian Institute Company Directors – accredited in governance, business & company directorships
• BEC Australia Accredited Business Advisor
• Past National Board Member, BEC Australia – national network of Business Enterprise Centres across Australia
• Past National Board Member & Past State President, Business & Professional Women Western Australia (BPW WA)
• Member of the BPW International Standing Committee Business, Trade & Technology 2021-2024
• Past President, Belmont Business & Professional Women’s Club – enhancing status & support to women locally & globally.
• Past Councillor City of Belmont – elected member local government Councillor 2007 – 2011
• Founding Manager, Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. – small business advisory support, 1994 to current
• Founder/Manager, Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre WA Inc.- Fashion, TCF Industry support 1998 to current
Community Awards, Recognition & Presentations 1994 to 2021 (awarded to Carol and projects)
2022 – Carol named ‘Top 50 Small Business Leaders in Australia’, Inside Business Magazine
2022 – Carol awarded Paul Harris Fellow, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, The Rotary Club of Welshpool WA
2022 – Carol hosted UN CSW66 NGO Global Forum ‘Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs through SDGs’
2022 – Carol recognised ‘Global Women for Change’, Women Innovation Entrepreneurship Foundation, India
2021 – Carol hosted UN CSW65 NGO Global Forum ‘Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs showcasing SDGs’
2019 – Carol presented Keynote speaker at Fashion Summit, Hong Kong on Sustainable, Responsible Design & Consumption
2019 – Carol awarded ‘Women of the Decade Award in Entrepreneurship & Innovation’ at Women Economic Forum, Perth WA
2019 – Carol led Australian Delegation to Women Economic Forum, New Delhi, and presented at 2 sessions
2019 – Carol hosted UN CSW 63 NGO Forum New York ‘Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs through SDGs’
2018 – Carol presented on sustainable fashion design at the inaugural India Design Confluence, Ahmedabad, India
2018 – Belmont BEC awarded Best Metropolitan BEC in Australia
2018 – Carol presented at Origins Africa, Kenya on ‘Preparing for Trade Fairs & Buyer Requirements’
2018 – Carol presented 2 sessions at Women Economic Forum, Birmingham, UK
2018 – Carol awarded ‘Exceptional Women of Excellence Award’ at Women Economic Forum, The Hague, Netherlands
2018 – Carol hosted UN CSW 62 NGO Forum New York on ‘Economic Empowerment of Rural Women Entrepreneurs
2017 – Carol presented at BPW Danube Net Businesswomen Forum, ‘Women in Digital Economy’ Vienna, Austria
2017 – Carol presented Economic Empowerment of Women Workshops, Karaj & Tehran, Iran
2017 – Carol Hanlon awarded ‘Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All Award’ at Women in Economy Forum, India
2017 – Carol Hanlon hosted UN CSW 61 NGO Forum New York on ‘Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs’
2016 – TCFWA awarded the City of Belmont Environment Award for TCF Australia Energy Efficiency Project
2016 – TCFWA awarded National Finalist in Business Excellence Award Hong Kong Business Association Awards
2016 – Carol Hanlon presented at BPW Asia Pacific Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
2016 – Carol Hanlon hosted UN CSW 60 NGO Forum New York o ‘Empowering Women in Business Online Training & Mentoring”
2015 – Carol facilitated co-ordinated & presented a TCF Global Designer Panel Intertextile Apparel Textiles, Shanghai, China
2015 – Carol presented at BPW East Asia Conference, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Empowering Women in Business
2015 – Carol announced as Australia’s Icon in ICONOGRAPH: An Exhibition of Women Icons of APEC, Philippines.
2015 – Carol presented at Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Women in the Economy Forum, Philippines
2015 – TCFWA awarded the Business Excellence Award at the Hong Kong Australia Business Association – WA Awards
2015 – Carol Hanlon announced national winner – ‘Empowering women in a community or organisation in Australia’
2015 – Carol Hanlon hosted NGO Forum New York UN CSW59 on ‘Empowering Women in Business’ & ‘Migrant Women in Asia’
2014 – Carol was key speaker 2014 Chinese Taipei APEC Conference: Utilizing ICTs to Empower Women Entrepreneurs, Taiwan
2014 – Carol presented at BPW International Congress, South Korea
2014 – Carol named ‘100 Most Influential’ Perth Small Businesses Community’
2013 -Carol featured Permanent Impressions Exhibition ‘A Celebration of Women’ a project by artist Jana Vodesil-Baruffi
2013 – Carol featured ‘50 Western Australian Women of Success’ for achievement in business
2012 – Carol hosted UN CSW NGO Forum ‘Empowering Creative Rural Women through Enterprise development
2011 – Carol was Convenor of the 3rd International Fashion Incubators Conference, Perth Australia.
2011 – Carol presented at BPW International Congress, Finland
2011 – New York – Carol presented 2 Sessions at NGO Forums during United Nations, Commission Status of Women (CSW55)
2011 – Carol inducted Inaugural WA Women’s Hall of Fame – one of WA’s top 100 women
2010 – City of Perth Convention Scholarship Award
2009 – Carol presented at the 2nd International Fashion Incubators Conference, Atlanta, USA
2008 & 2004 – Best National BEC Manager Award: Business Enterprise Centres Australia
2007 – Carol named in City of Perth – 100 Champions of Western Australian – WA Week List
2007 – Belmont Business & Professional Women’s Club: Most Inspirational Member
2006 – WA Citizen of Year Awards – Commerce & Industry Category, Finalist
2004 – WA Small Business Minister – Certificate 10 years of service to Small Business
2001 – National Community Link Volunteer Awards – Certificate of Commendation
2000 – Australian Micro Small Business Awards – Certificate of Recognition
1999 – City of Belmont Opportunity Award – Contribution to Small Business, Belmont BEC
1998 – Telstra Business Women’s Award – Public Sector, Finalist
1998 – Community Services Industry Awards – Focus on Innovation, Belmont Clothes Library Finalist
1994 – Department of Commerce & Trade – Certificate of Recognition
1986 – Geelong Business Excellence Award for Manufacturing – awarded to Carol Hanlon Fashion Studio