Afin de marquer la Journée internationale de la fille le 11 octobre, le Fonds MATCH international pour la femme a invité un groupe privilégié d’experts à nos bureaux – nos filles! Huit filles de 5 à 16 ans se sont réunies avec Jess Tomlin, PDG du Fonds MATCH, pour une séance de questions et réponses[…]
To mark International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, The MATCH International Women’s Fund invited a select group of experts to our office – our daughters! Eight girls ages 5 to 16 gathered with The MATCH Fund CEO Jess Tomlin for a Q&A on the needs and challenges of girls around the world. […]
Le Fonds MATCH international pour la femme a donné le coup d’envoi à la toute première Semaine de l’égalité des sexes avec notre événement intitulé «L’égalité des sexes dans un monde millénaire ». Le 24 septembre, plus de 150 féministes ont rempli le Rideau Club à Ottawa dans le but de parler de l’égalité des[…]
The MATCH International Women’s Fund kicked off Canada’s first ever Gender Equality Week with our event “Gender Equality in a Millennial World”. On September 24, over 150 feminists packed the Rideau Club in Ottawa to discuss gender equality and millennials, global women’s movements and organizations, and Canada’s role in achieving gender equality in our lifetime.[…]
New survey from The MATCH Fund reveals over half of millennials want Canada to play a big or leading role in funding women’s rights efforts globally. (OTTAWA, September 24, 2018). Today, on the first day of Gender Equality Week, The MATCH International Women’s Fund (The MATCH Fund) released the findings of a nation-wide survey of[…]
Survey findings to also shed light on millennials’ positions vis-à-vis Canada’s global role in funding gender equality globally. (OTTAWA, September 21, 2018). Monday, on the first day of Gender Equality Week, The MATCH International Women’s Fund (The MATCH Fund) will release the findings of a nation-wide survey of millennials and their expectations of achieving gender equality[…]
Astraea et MATCH oeuvreront aux côtés de partenaires sur le terrain dans le but de développer les mouvements féministes des Caraïbes. (OTTAWA – 5 septembre 2018). Hier, à Bridgetown (Barbade), la députée canadienne Kamal Khera, secrétaire parlementaire de la ministre de la Coopération internationale, a annoncé une initiative de 4,8 millions de dollars déployée sur cinq[…]
Investing directly, significantly and consistently into women’s rights organizations and movements To The MATCH Fund’s Friends and Supporters, Today is a big day for Canada. With the Canadian Government’s lead investment of up to $300M, the just-announced equality funding initiative will leverage the financial clout of government, private, investment and philanthropic sectors to reach women[…]
On Friday, November 17, 2017, the CEO of The MATCH Fund won a Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business.
Below is an excerpt from the winning essay Jess’ team wrote, nominating her for a Stevie Award.
Jess Tomlin never sits still–not during meetings and not when it comes to raising more money for women and girls. Unleashing millions of dollars this year alone, Jess’ energy and unique perspective on women’s rights work has changed the face of storytelling, fundraising, and Canadian philanthropy.
Before she was hired as the CEO of The MATCH Fund, the organization narrowly escaped closing its doors for good. A visionary, Jess saw Canada’s need for a dedicated fund for marginalized women outside of Canada’s borders. From her experience in Zambia, Jordan, and Syria, Jess knew that these women, though they often receive the least amount of support, are poised to make the greatest change in their communities. While many Canadian non-profits support women, not a single other organization puts women’s ideas and innovations at the very centre of the work.
By: Jess Tomlin As I prepare to speak in Manitoba this week, Winnipeg’s Nellie McClung is on my mind: Nellie McClung of the “famous five,” who fought for the radical idea that women are people—people who deserve to vote and people who deserve to be law-makers. Upon the release of the film Suffragette this month,[…]