An internationally recognised leader in the world of inclusive finance, Vinita specialises in the design of evidence-based programs to improve the financial lives of those who are most vulnerable to financial stress. As the Managing Director of Financial Resilience Australia, she advises the government, industry, academia and community on practical ways to enhance financial inclusion, resilience and wellbeing in Australia and overseas.
Vinita has successfully switched hats between the financial services industry, academia and civil society, balancing her professional career with a passion for fostering community-led action to enhance financial wellbeing. Her PhD from RMIT University exploring Indigenous worldviews on money, financial capability and wellbeing has been recognised for influencing policy and action in Australia. A Fulbright scholar, Vinita also proactively contributes to academic and cross-sectoral research on financial inclusion, wellbeing and entrepreneurship for marginalised groups, serving on Boards and Government-appointed Committees to turn these learnings into action.