Director, Women’s Empowerment Program

Jane Sloane leads The Asia Foundation’s programs to empower women and promote gender equality. She has over thirty years of experience working in international development and over fifteen years of experience in leadership roles focused on advancing women’s rights and promoting gender equality around the world.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Sloane spent four years as Vice President of Programs with the Global Fund for Women, where she led a team of program staff in managing Global Fund for Women’s global grant-making and programmatic initiatives.

She earlier served as Vice President of Development with Women’s World Banking (WWB) in New York focused on WWB’s Center for Microfinance Leadership, an extended Girls’ Savings Program, and new technologies in support of women’s savings. Prior to this she was Executive Director of International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA), based in Melbourne, Australia, supporting women’s rights organizations across Asia and the Pacific.

Sloane was founding CEO of the Social Entrepreneurs Network in Australia, and held executive positions with social sector organizations including World Vision, AusAID, and Marie Stopes International. She also worked in Papua New Guinea and the Fiji Islands. She is a recipient of a Global Ambassadors Award from the Advance Foundation, a Woman of Distinction Award from the Asia Pacific Women’s Business Council, a Churchill Fellowship, an Australian Government Endeavour Fellowship, and a Human Rights Medal from the Vietnam Women’s Union.

Sloane is an advisory member of the Centre on Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics, and serves on the Board of the International Women’s Funding Network.

Education: Sloane holds a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney, and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Adelaide.


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