The Walkley Directors are the members and directors of the company Walkley Foundation Pty Ltd, which is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission. They act as the management board.
From 2006-2009 she was the ABC’s Southeast Asia correspondent, based in Bangkok.
In 2010 she went to Moscow and freelanced for a number of agencies including CBC, SBS, Radio France International, Deutsche Welle, Orf in Austria and Radio New Zealand.
While living in Russia she also tried her hand at charity work organising the Cold Plunge for the Homeless in Moscow from 2011-2013. She combined her passion for social justice and theatre by co-directing and performing in the first English version of The Vagina Monologues to be performed in Russia; it raised money for women’s services.
Karen is currently Treasurer of Women In Media Victoria, a MEAA initiative aimed at supporting women in the workplace.
She is also part of the ABC’s peer support program which provides support and advice to colleagues experiencing trauma and workplace stress.