Vice President of Programs, Global Fund for Women
Jane Sloane is vice president of programs at Global Fund for Women, an organization that uses its powerful networks to find, fund, and amplify the work of women who are building social movements that are challenging the status quo and working to transform systems and economies. Sloane 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 in Australia, 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. 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 and a Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Fellowship.
Sloane holds a master’s degree in peace and conflict studies from the University of Sydney and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Adelaide. She serves on the board of the Women’s Funding Network, is an advisory board member of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and is a patron of Marie Stopes International. She is also one of the original 75 Australian climate change presenters trained by Al Gore. Her blog is janeintheworld.com