Stone and Chalk

The program will launch in Melbourne this month and will centre on a range of initiatives that will focus on opening doors to success through events, mentoring and education.


The program, funded by LaunchVic, is aimed at directly helping women in the fintech ecosystem to access connections that will accelerate their careers and businesses.

The education program will focus on pro-actively growing Stone & Chalks residents’ careers, skills, customer growth and funding readiness.

General manager of Stone & Chalk Melbourne Alan Tsen said the program was open to all residents and other fintech start-ups in Victoria.

“We are excited to launch a program specifically dedicated to growing and supporting women in the fintech ecosystem,” he said.

The events and mentoring programs will see participants connect with experienced, high-profile leaders who can amplify their connections, while the education program will focus on leadership growth with a strong focus on board representation.

The initiative will be spearheaded by co-organiser of Women in Blockchain Karen Cohen, who last year oversaw Block Engine, Australia’s first blockchain incubator.