Kate Crowhurst

Financial literacy educator

2022 ACT Local Hero Nominee

As a high school teacher, Kate realised that the one thing students weren’t supported to learn was the one thing they’d need to thrive beyond school: financial literacy. Despite being on the national curriculum, it wasn’t available in all schools – and the resources weren’t relatable for her students.

Kate was inspired to study financial literacy at the University of Melbourne and the University of Cambridge, returning to Australia to work on national education policy and programs. Her efforts in advocating for financial literacy education saw her recognised with a place on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2018.

She launched Money Bites in 2019 as a financial literacy platform that makes learning about money more accessible to young people, by presenting important financial concepts in bite-sized snippets.

She has worked with the Foundation of Young Australians as a Young Social Pioneer and supports young people globally as a Coordinating Ambassador for One Young World. Kate is now turning her attention to reversing the economic disadvantages women face in Australia.