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Jessica Tomlin - The MATCH International Women's Fund. Ottawa, ON, CA

Jessica Tomlin

Executive Director | The MATCH International Women's Fund

Ottawa, ON, CANADA

Jess Tomlin works with women on the margins both in Canada and around the world.






6 myths about women's rights: Jessica Tomlin at TEDxElginSt Women are Good Drivers




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 (2)

International Affairs


Areas of Expertise (7)

International Development

Strategic & Business Planning

Program & Project Management

Gender Equality

Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Women's Rights

Women-led innovation and social entrepreneurship

Education (2)

Royal Roads University: M.A., Leadership 2012

University of Windsor: B.A., Women's Studies 2000

Languages (2)

  • English
  • French

Media Appearances (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."

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Because It's 2116

Huffington Post  online


I am dead. Because it's 2116.

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Progress made, but changes needed

CTV  tv


TV appearance as part of International Women's Day.

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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.

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Event Appearances (4)

Session Speaker

Women Moving Millions  San Francisco, USA


Lightning Talk Speaker

International Human Rights Funders Group Summit  New York, USA



Women Deliver  Ottawa, Canada


NGO Representative

Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights  Ottawa, Canada