Executive Director | The MATCH International Women's Fund
Ottawa, ON, CA
Jess Tomlin works with women on the margins both in Canada and around the world.
Media / Médias
Biography / Biographie
Jess is the Executive Director of The MATCH International Women's Fund, Canada's only global fund for women. Emphasizing the role of innovation is social movements, The MATCH Fund resources women's organizations around the world working to change systems and dismantle barriers through innovative and disruptive approaches. Jess has worked in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia for a range of actors including the World Bank, the UN and USAID. Jess was the Director-Women's Platform for CARE Canada's signature I am powerful campaign. Prior to her appointment at The MATCH Fund, Jess was with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), managing large-scale reform for the Agency that supports Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria.
Industry Expertise / Expertise sectorielle (2)
Areas of Expertise / Domaines d’expertise (7)
Education / Éducation (2)
Royal Roads University: M.A., Leadership 2012
University of Windsor: B.A., Women's Studies 2000
Languages / Langues (2)
Media Presence / Présence dans les médias (4)
Working To Make Women's Rights The New Normal In Nepal
Huffington Post online
She is just a normal girl. That's what Radha -- a Nepali social worker in her 20s - -tells us about her namesake, the goddess. "She doesn't really have any powers."
Because It's 2116
Huffington Post online
I am dead. Because it's 2116.
Progress made, but changes needed
TV appearance as part of International Women's Day.
MATCH trying to ignite difficult conversations for Women's Day
Ottawa Citizen online
Jess Tomlin has always been passionate about women’s rights. After receiving a related award when she was a child, she told her parents she was going to work with women and girls, and make a difference in their lives.
Event Appearances / Participation à des événements (4)
Women Moving Millions San Francisco, USA
Lightning Talk Speaker
International Human Rights Funders Group Summit New York, USA
Women Deliver Ottawa, Canada
Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights Ottawa, Canada