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East-West Centre presents

Supporting women at the frontlines in Asia and the Pacific



4th December 2017


John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012, East-West Centre, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96848 USA


Jane Sloane, director of the Women’s Empowerment Program with the Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation has developed new programs to accelerate and expand support for women entrepreneurs, get more women in Asia into political office, supporting women at the frontline of climate-change response, and women leading peace and security efforts in Asia. Jane Sloane will share the rationale and approach for these key programs to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality and the crucial role that collaboration and partnership are playing in the development and implementation of these programs.

Jane Sloane is director of the Women’s Empowerment Program with the Asia Foundation. She provides intellectual and programmatic leadership for the Foundation’s programs to empower women and advance gender equality in Asia. Ms. Sloane’s previous roles include  Vice President of Programs, Global Fund for Women; Vice President of Development with Women’s World Banking in New York and Executive Director of the International Women’s Development Agency in Australia. She holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney and is an Atlantic Fellow with the Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE). Ms. Sloane is also an Advisory Board member at LSE’s Centre for Women, Peace, and Security and her blog is janeintheworld.

Image by Nithi Anand on Flickr. 

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