Accomplished health advocate with extensive business and humanitarian experience
Jane Sloane is Vice President of Programs with the San Francisco based Global Fund for Women. This organization is a global champion for the human rights of women and girls, getting money and attention where it will make the biggest difference in the fight for gender equality. Global Fund uses its powerful networks to find, fund, and amplify the courageous work of women who are building social movements are challenging the status quo. Jane was previously Vice President of Development with Women’s World Banking in New York and prior to this she was Executive Director of International Women’s Development Agency, supporting women’s rights organizations across Asia and the Pacific. In this role she led a Breakthrough women, faith and development initiative that generated $1.2 billion in new funds for women and girls.
Jane was inspired in her work by time spent with Nelson Mandela in 2000 where he encouraged her to focus on conflict resolution and citizen led change. Her commitment in the field of human rights and public policy has been recognized with a 2012 inaugural Advance Foundation Global Ambassadors Award; an Asia Pacific Business Women’s Council Woman of Distinction Award; a Churchill Fellowship to improve Humanitarian Emergency Response Models for Australia and the region after the Asian tsunami; an Australia Award Endeavour Fellowship focused on increasing Pacific women’s political participation; a Vietnam Women’s Union Humanitarian Medal, an Australian Davos Connection Leadership Award and a Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Fellowship. She is also one of the original 75 Australian climate change presenters trained by Al Gore.
Jane holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney and a BA (Hons History) from the University of Adelaide. She serves on the Board of the International Women’s Funding Network and is a Patron of Marie Stopes International. Her book is called Citizen Jane and her blog is janeintheworld.com