About Karen Corr

Karen Corr is an engineer turned changemaker, social entrepreneur and facilitator. She is the founder and Director of Make a Change Australia, an initiative set up to empower people to create change in their own communities.

Karen spent 10 years working as an Environmental Engineer providing technical services and water modelling, sustainability strategies and specialist consulting with a firm focus on the triple bottom line.

In 2009 Karen started her own business EcoSuccess providing sustainability & project management services for business & community. In addition to running her business, Karen invested substantially in local leadership positions including the Inaugural President of the Bendigo Sustainability Group and Chair of the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance.

Karen is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and was awarded the accolade of Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. She was a 2014 Victorian State Finalist of the Rural Women’s Award.

It was during her time at the School of Social Entrepreneurs that the idea for Make a Change Australia was born. Since then she has been developing and implementing innovative programs to empower people to create change in their communities such as the Inspiration Café, Outside the Square, Expand Your Impact and Let’s Nut it Out initiatives delivering the majority of her work in Central Victoria. A new partnership with Jumpleads NFP has provided opportunities for further expansion across regional Australia.


Contact Details

Karen Corr
Office: Synergize, Bendigo Coworking Hub, 15/16 Forest Street, Bendigo 3550
Ph: 0419 006 243
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @Karen4Action


Customer Testimonials

  • Karen has completely transformed the Central Victoria Greenhouse Alliance since taking on the role of chair of the board. She has reinvigorated both the board and the staff; ensured the organisation's financial stability by accessing external funding; overseen the process of developing a new strategic plan, and; greatly enhanced the organisations governance capacity. She is a rare kind of leader who empowers others to be as accountable as she is.

    - Sonny Neale, Deputy Chair Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance

  • Karen is a dynamic leader with a huge amount of energy. Karen focuses on the big picture, but still manages the details.

    - Colin Lambie, Director Sustainable Regional Australia

  • Karen is a 'big ideas' person whose passion and tenacity has successfully launched many valuable projects. She is great to work with and I am constantly inspired by her vision for a sustainable future

    - Lisa Mariah, Bendigo Sustainability Group

  • Karen is outstanding. She has vision, passion and drive to not only change the strategic vision, but to ensure things get done. A wonderful communicator and speaker, she brings everyone along for the journey.

    - Michele Martin, Founder Bendigo Community Farmer's Market