Stepping Stones evaluation

12 October 2013

Stepping Stones offers training, mentoring and support to help women from refugee and migrant backgrounds expand their business skills and increase their participation in business and the community.

Our evaluation will document the project as it evolves, assess the outcomes and explore some of the issues faced by participants in their journey towards running their own micro-enterprises and gaining economic security.

Learn more about Stepping Stones »

Contact: Seuwandi Wickramasinghe swickramasinghe(at)


John van Kooy 2016, 'Refugee women as entrepreneurs in Australia', Forced Migration Review, no.53, pp.71–73. (Also downloadable as A5 size PDF, 337 KB)


Eve Bodsworth 2014, Being around other women makes you brave: evaluation of Stepping Stones, a micro-business program for women from refugee and migrant backgrounds (PDF, 1.2 MB) Summary (PDF, 156 KB)

Eve Bodsworth 2013, Stepping up and over: interim evaluation of Stepping Stones a micro-enterprise program for refugee and migrant women (PDF, 438 KB)

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