Karen Mahlab AM

Founder | Pro Bono Australia, PS Media | Australia

Karen Mahlab AM is a passionate believer in the power of community and connection and serially ignites projects that build both. She has been a “field builder”, supporting emergent eco-systems in the social economy by building the channels of connection between local communities, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises, volunteers, philanthropy and business. Over three decades she has been a Publisher, Media owner, business proprietor, social entrepreneur and board member, concurrently sitting on a wide variety of commercial and not for profit boards. She founded one of Australia’s first and best known digital social enterprises: Pro Bono Australia – Australia’s preeminent media organisation for civil society organisations. Karen has also co-founded The Public Interest Journalism Initiative, PS Media, Macro Melbourne and a host of other social enterprise and philanthropic startups.