Kimberly Bowman

BII+E Alumni

Kimberly is a Senior Projects Manager at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E). She leads complex projects, working with multi-disciplinary teams to thoughtfully design and execute projects that blend strong methodologies and collaborative partnerships to deliver actionable and impactful findings. 

Kimberly is interested in the role that human centered design and systematic inquiry can play in enabling better decision-making, especially in fast-moving or hard-to-define areas. She’s also interested in the role that research can play in seeking out under-valued perspectives and using data for good. Kimberly loves rolling up her sleeves to help understand or solve complex problems and knows that you can go much further together than alone.

Prior to joining BII+E, Kimberly worked in technical and leadership roles in respected charities in Canada and internationally. She has worked in technical and leadership roles with Oxfam GB’s Campaigns & Policy and Programme Strategy & Impact Team, including time with the economic empowerment team in Asia.  She has also served as the Director of Strategy for a national youth charity and led advocacy and public engagement for a leading Canadian development organization.

Kimberly has earned a Masters of Science in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics and an Honours BA in International Development Studies from McGill.

5 Contributions


Nov 4, 2021

We’ve partnered with the OECD and researchers in other countries to investigate the impact of artificial intelligence in workplaces in the manufacturing and finance sectors.
Impacts of AI on the Canadian Workplace

Jun 7, 2021

As the food retail sector continues to evolve, so does the reality of many grocery jobs. This report identifies specific options for workers looking to transition into other in-demand jobs in Ontario.
Pathways Forward: Mapping Job Transitions for Ontario Food Retail Workers

May 25, 2021

Exploring trends driving the evolution of the food retail sector — from the rise of data and e-commerce to changing consumer habits — and their impact on grocery workers and employers
Shake-up in Aisle 21: Disruption, Change and Opportunity in Ontario’s Grocery Sector

Aug 26, 2020

We’re launching a new project that builds on our job pathways model, using human-centred design and leveraging data and local research with food retail workers and employers in Ontario
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