Carmen Garcia is the CEO and Managing Director of National award-winning diversity and inclusion company, Community Corporate. Operating in the niche space of corporate social responsibility and specialising in diversity employment and workforce strategy. Her company designs and activates innovative solutions that make a profound economic and social impact with an impressive corporate client list and federal government contracts. She was recognised in 2018 by InDaily as one of the inaugural 40 Under 40 Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs and went on to win one of only four individual awards for State Contribution.
Carmen is the Chair of the Regional Migration and Settlement Committee of the federal government’s Settlement Services Advisory Council, Board Director on the NSW based Bread and Butter Project, con-convenor of the SA 40 Under 40 Alumni and is the youngest and first Australian-born Filipina historically elected as the National President of the Filipino Communities Council of Australia, the peak body for some 300,000 Filipinos in Australia – the sixth largest ethnic community. She has received several other awards both nationally and internationally for her business acumen, leadership and innovative projects. Carmen is a highly sought-after speaker, social entrepreneur and thought leader in diversity and inclusion, refugee and migrant employment, migration and social innovation.