Jane Horan is the founder of the Horan Group, a strategic consulting firm focusing on the acceleration of women leaders, innovation, and cross-cultural leadership. Previously, she was director of management and organizational development for Kraft Foods Asia in Singapore, where she was responsible for leading the formulation and implementation of Kraft’s employee development, talent management, and innovation workshops.
Prior to Kraft, Jane was the executive director of organizational development for the Walt Disney Company (Asia Pacific) based in Hong Kong. While at Disney, Jane was accountable for leading all talent management, leadership development, and organization and culture change initiatives across Asia Pacific. During her tenure with Disney, Jane designed and implemented business-driven action learning programs for high-potential talents driving innovation and entrepreneurship across business segments. Jane facilitated politically savvy workshops and provided executive coaching to women leaders across multiple business segments.
Jane has an extensive background in cross-cultural leadership and building diverse, global teams. She has published articles and is a frequent speaker on transformational women leaders, organizational politics, employment branding, action learning, and innovation. Of late, Jane has provided workshops and coaching to executive women on positive politics, ethical lobbying, and high-integrity tactics for career and business success. Leveraging her business experience and research on women leaders, Jane now works with multiple Fortune 100 companies, NGOs, and academic institutions in the Asia Pacific Region and across Europe.
Jane holds a board position as first vice president with PrimeTime, a business and professional women’s network in Singapore. She has published articles on women and gender issues in Businessweek, 20-first, and the Daily Leader.
Jane is a PhD candidate with Bristol University focusing on transformational Asian women leaders and has a master’s degree in organization design and effectiveness from the Fielding Institute – California. She studied international relations and Chinese language with the Monterey Institute-California and Hunan Technical University in Changsha, China, and has a BA in social ecology and Spanish from the University of California at Irvine. Jane moved to Changsha, China, in 1985 to study and teach and has lived and worked in Asia for over 18 years.