Jackie Jones joined the foundation in 2019 as deputy director, Strategy, Planning, and Management for the Gender Equality team. Focused on global growth and opportunities to drive transformative change across inequality and untapped markets, this team makes strategic investment decisions to unlock the potential of women in emerging economies. Jackie is accountable for strategy definition, implementation, and operations; as well as investment planning and management. She serves as a trusted advisor to the director and the portfolio leadership team, enables team effectiveness, and drives continuous improvement and collaboration across the foundation.
Prior to joining the foundation, Jackie was an executive at Accenture, the global management consulting firm, with expertise in innovation growth strategy, organizational effectiveness, and social impact strategy. Jackie worked across industries to enable organizations to design and implement operating models that enable teams to execute effectively against their strategy. She has worked in 20 different countries across the globe and has lived in Sri Lanka, Ghana, Tanzania, and Hong Kong.
Jackie has undergraduate degrees in Art History and Business from the University of San Diego, and MBAs from Columbia Business School and London Business School.
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