Jane Sloane is currently the Vice President of Programs at the Global Fund for Women. She was formerly the Vice President of Development with Women’s World Banking in New York – an organization 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, AusAID, World Vision, Sydney Media Centre for the Sydney Olympic Games and the Social Entrepreneurs Network where she was the founding CEO.
In 2005 Jane was awarded an Asia Pacific Business Women’s Council Woman of Distinction Award and a Churchill Fellowship to improve Humanitarian Emergency Response models for Australia and the region after the Asian tsunami. In 2007 Jane was granted an Australian Government Endeavour Professional Award to pilot a project to increase Pacific women’s political participation at local and national levels. Jane is one of the original 75 Australian climate change presenters trained by Al Gore and a Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Fellow.
In Jane’s work with IWDA she established an IWDA gender training and consultancy arm in order to more directly influence national and international government agencies, multilateral donors and corporations in ensuring that gender is taken into consideration in the design and delivery of programs. Jane initiated IWDA’s leadership in an Asia Pacific Breakthrough event that attracted almost 1.2 billion in new funding for projects to benefit women and girls; this model was presented as a replicable model at the 54th session on the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York in 2010.