Jane Caro has a low boredom threshold and still can't decide what she wants to do when she grows up, so she is an author, novelist, lecturer, mentor, social commentator, columnist, board director, workshop facilitator, speaker, broadcaster and award winning advertising writer. The common thread running through her career is a delight in words and a talent for using them to connect with other people. Today, she runs her own communications consultancy and lectures in Advertising Creative at The School of Communication Arts at UWS. She has published two books; The Stupid Country: How Australia is Dismantling Public Education co-authored with Chris Bonnor (2007), and The F Word. How we learned to swear by feminism co-authored with Catherine Fox (2008) and her first novel, Just a Girl was published in 2011.
She is sought after as a speaker, MC and workshop facilitator by a wide range of organisations, in both the public and private sectors. She appears often on Channel 7 Sunrise and Morning Show, ABC's Q&A, The Drum and Stateline, Ten's 7pm Project, Sky News The Nation and Nine's Mornings with Kerri-Anne. She is now a semi-regular panellist on Richard Glover's Political Forum on Radio 702. She was the weekly election commentator on Channel 10's The Circle for the 2010 Federal election and guest host in October. She is a regular panellist on the ABC's top-rating show on advertising The Gruen Transfer. She fills in regularly for host Richard Aedy on Radio National's iconic program Life Matters and filled in for Paul Bevan on ABC Newcastle 1233 Drive in December.
She remains in high demand by advertising agencies as a freelance writer and her advertising work has won many national and international advertising awards including Cannes, AWARD, London International, ATV, Asia Pacific, One Show, Mobius, Kinsale, and Caxton. She is the only woman to have been Chair of Judges of AWARD (Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association) and both Adelaide and Brisbane Art Directors Awards. She writes in a variety of publications and mentors businesspeople through McCarthy Mentoring. She is on the Boards of Bell Shakespeare and the NSW Public Education Foundation. She is also the mother of two daughters, a wife, a beef producer and a timber grower. She has a BA in English Literature from Macquarie University.