Carol Heijo was born in Uruguay, is blind since birth and identifies as non-binary and Queer. Carol is a Human Resources professional with over 30 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors. Carol specialises in Workforce Strategy, Policy Development and Access and Inclusion. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Diploma of Business in frontline Management, an Associate Diploma in Community Welfare and a Certificate of Marketing.
Carol has been a Director on the Board of The Disability Trust since 2017 and is the Chairperson of the Quality, Safeguards and Risk Committee. Carol is the co-host of the Labelling the Disabling Podcast, and has co-hosted the Your Voice Your Choice Disability Trust Conference in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Carol was awarded the Australia Day Achievement Award for exceptional commitment and dedication to providing information and advice on workplace participation and inclusion for people with disability.
Carol’s involvement with The Disability Trust is motivated by her desire to contribute to the delivery of services for people with disability to live the life they choose, as she explains.
“I have always considered myself ‘lucky’. Lucky because as a person with disability, I have access to education, employment, love, home ownership and all the other everyday things people without disability don’t need luck to have. I want to contribute to a world where people with disability don’t need luck to have an education, a job, love and friendship, their own home or whatever it is they want".
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