Alexandra Baker

Challenges Group

Alex is a director at The Challenges Group, a family of social businesses with a focus on enterprise development in developing and emerging economies. Over the past 20 years we have worked in over 55 countries, and currently have six permanent offices across the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa. We believe in the ability of enterprise to solve global challenges, so we support social enterprises and SMEs to improve, grow, collaborate and innovate, working with local partners where we can to strengthen local ecosystems. Before Challenges, Alex worked with Scotland’s national social enterprise network to help shape their strategy and services, after starting her career in management consulting in the UK and Australia.



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SEWF 2019


Explore our plenaries, mini-plenaries, sessions and workshops at SEWF 2019 from 23 – 25 October.

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See a list of speakers from around the world to present, debate and share ideas at SEWF 2019

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SEWF 2019

Week overview

We have exciting events throughout the SEWF week, read more about our interesting side events

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