Jane Sloane speaking at Philanthropy Summit 2017

April 4, 2017

We’re delighted that Jane Sloane (US) , Director of Women’s Empowerment with The Asia Foundation, is speaking at the Philanthropy Summit 2017.

At The Asia Foundation, Jane provides intellectual and programmatic leadership empowering women in economic, social and political life and advancing gender equality in Asia and the Pacific. She will join panels at the Summit discussing global funding, and women as leaders, philanthropists and activists.

Jane was previously Vice President of Programs at Global Fund for Women, an organisation that uses its powerful networks to find, fund, and amplify the work of women who are building social movements that challenge the status quo. Prior to this, Jane was Vice President of Development with Women’s World Banking in New York, Executive Director of International Women’s Development Agency and has supported women’s rights organisations across the Asia and the Pacific region. She is also one of the original 75 Australian climate change presenters trained by Al Gore. Her blog is janeintheworld.com

Jane has 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 Advisory Board of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at London School of Economics and is a Patron of Marie Stopes International. Jane has been recognised with a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Adelaide, a 2013 Westpac 100 Women of Influence Award; a 2012 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.

Hear Jane speak at  the Philanthropy Summit 2017. Register today.

The Summit takes place on Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 May, Wellington. Te Papa.

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The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organisation committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Working through our offices in 18 countries and informed by deep local expertise and six decades of experience, we address the critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century by: strengthening governance, expanding economic opportunity, increasing environmental resilience, empowering women, and promoting international cooperation. – text from http://asiafoundation.org/