Stephanie Kimber

About Stephanie Kimber
  • Acting Director, innovationXchange, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
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Stephanie is a foundation member of the innovationXchange team, an experimental start-up within the Australian aid program looking for and supporting innovations with the potential to scale development impact. She is the architect of Australia's Scaling Frontier Program - which supports innovative impact businesses, incubators and accelerators and builds the innovation ecosystem in Asia-Pacific - a program that has been designed with a gender lens and bold vision to make markets more connected and inclusive.

Before joining innovationXchange Stephanie held various roles across the aid program including humanitarian crisis response in Nepal and Philippines. She holds a Masters in International and Community Development from Deakin University and an Honours Degree in Politics from Macquarie University.



13 Feb 2020

Session Description We are excited that this lunch programme will feature the launch of Biduk. Created by Athena Global Alliance, Biduk will provide a suite of  flexible lending products  customised to the needs and cashflow patterns of women’s SMEs. We…Read More


How to Drive Social Impact in Southeast Asia?

13 Feb 2020

Session Description Globally, there is a growing consciousness for integrating social impact into philanthropic and investment decisions. In South East Asia, where several economies are at developing stage, and unmet social needs are massive, the region holds enormous promise for…Read More


Building an Impact Ecosystem Through Innovative Investment Brokering Mechanisms

12 Feb 2020

Session Description This workshop explores the role of intermediaries such as brokers in innovating useful mechanisms to connect investment capital to social enterprises, building the ecosystem capacity and strengthening the evidence base for gender lens investing. Findings from a Literature…Read More

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