Holding Ground and Breaking Ground as the Executive Director of The MATCH International Women's Fund.
Jess Tomlin began her career working with female victims of violence in rural Ontario, Canada. Turning her focus internationally, Jess has worked in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia for a range of actors including the Canadian International Development Agency, the World Bank, the UN, and USAID. Jess was the Director-Women’s Platform for CARE Canada’s ‘I am powerful’ campaign. Most recently, 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. In May 2012, Jess joined The MATCH International Women’s Fund as our Executive Director. Providing us with strong, feminist leadership, Jess has boldly and bravely guided our organization into this new era. Jess holds an undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies and a master’s degree in Leadership Studies.