Advance Global Australian Awards presents: Jane Sloane, Vice President of Development for Women's World Banking. The Advance Global Australian Awards celebrate Australians living overseas, who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision, ambition and who are future leaders and innovators in their chosen field. They are the only awards to recognise the important contributions of the more than one million Australians living abroad."
Jane has long been committed to making a difference in the social sector, holding executive positions in organisations such as World Vision, Marie Stopes International, International Women’s Development Agency, and the Social Entrepreneurs Network, where she was the founding CEO. As Vice President of Development with Women’s World Banking in New York, Jane helps provide women with micro-finance loans which they can then invest in education, health care and entrepreneurial activities for themselves and their families that will help them break the poverty cycle. Her commitment in the field of human rights and public policy has been recognised with an Asia Pacific Business Women’s Council Woman of Distinction Award, a Churchill Fellowship, an Australian Government Endeavour Professional Award, an Australian Davos Connection Leadership Award, a Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Fellowship and a Vietnam Women's Union Medal. Jane has lived and worked in the UK, Indonesia, Fiji and the US.