About Jane Sloane
Recently I’ve made the move to San Francisco to work with the Global Fund for Women as Vice President of Programs. The Global Fund for Women plays a leading role in advancing women’s rights by making grants that support and strengthen women’s groups around the world. We mobilize and redistribute resources that enable women to develop creative solutions to local, regional, and transnational challenges. And we bring grantees and donors together in an international network that promotes women’s action for social change, equality, peace, and justice worldwide.Jane Sloane has just been appointed as Vice President of Programs with the Global Fund for Women and she will relocate from New York to San Francisco to take up this position in late August. The Global Fund for Women plays a leading role in advancing women’s rights by making grants that support and strengthen women’s groups around the world. By mobilizing and redistributing resources GFW helps women to develop creative solutions to local, regional, and transnational challenges. The Global Fund for Women bring grantees and donors together in an international network that promotes women’s action for social change, equality, peace, and justice worldwide. Jane previously was Vice President of Development with Women's World Banking in New York - an organisation that in 2010 provided microfinance and micro-health insurance to almost 26 million women in developing countries. Jane has held executive positions for seven marquee social sector organizations including World Vision, Marie Stopes International, International Women's Development Agency, Austrade, World Vision, Sydney Media Centre for the Sydney Olympic Games and the Social Entrepreneurs Network where she was the founding CEO. 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 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 Australian Government Endeavour Professional Award focused on increasing Pacific women's political participation 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 Masters degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney and a BA (Hons History) from the University of Adelaide and she serves on the Board of the International Women's Funding Network. Outside of her work, Jane is a clay sculptor and she is writing a book on citizen action for transformative social change.