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Jane Mosbacher Morris
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Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET | Survivor-made Goods, which focuses on economic empowerment for survivors of abuse, conflict, and disease. She previously served as the Director of Humanitarian Action for the McCain Institute for International Leadership, where she managed the Institute’s human trafficking efforts. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked in the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Counterterrorism and in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues.



Morris drafted the Department of State’s first Women and Counterterrorism Strategy, as well as helped to develop the Department of State’s implementation of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, a Presidential interagency initiative. She has also worked at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and has served as an investment advisor to Barbara Corcoran of ABC’s Shark Tank. She loves to travel, speak, and write on issues of women, human security, and the power of the private sector to do good.

Morris has received numerous awards from the Department of State, as well as has been named one of the “Top 99 Under 33 Most Influential Young Professionals” by The Diplomatic Courier. She serves on the boards of Women LEAD; USA Cares; wH20:The Journal on Gender and Water; and the Advisory Board of ARZU Studio of Hope. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University; a MBA from Columbia Business School; and feels lucky to be married to Nate Morris of Kentucky. You can follow her @JaneMosbacher.

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Holly Smith, Author of Walking Prey and Sex Trafficking Survivor, Shares Advice and Her Story

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 5:07 PM

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For many of us, the words "sex trafficking" conjure up images of distant lands and unfamiliar cultures. Corrupt government officials, porous borders and a lack of rule of law must leave the most vulnerable exposed to this abhorrent and heartbreaking dynamic...

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'Arab Women Rising' Profiles 35 Female Entrepreneurs Changing the World

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 2:33 PM

Debate continues on the political implications of the so-called Arab Spring, including its impact on women. Less, however, has been said about the changing economic landscape from country to country, especially with regards to women's economic empowerment. In honor of the upcoming International Women's Day, I sat down with first-time...

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'To Thine Own Self Be True' Says (and Lives) New Mag

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 9:50 PM

The last five years have been none too kind to the magazine business. We have tearfully bid adieu to household names like Gourmet, Domino, and More!, while other publications, like Newsweek, have gone strictly digital. Pre-teens no longer have Teen magazine to peruse before graduating to Seventeen, making me nostalgic...

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The Ongoing Sacrifice: Exploring PTSD This Independence Day

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 6:59 PM

As a kid, I used to count down the days until the Fourth of July. The holiday meant that I got to don my favorite red, white and blue swimsuit, eat endless amounts of BBQ and spend time with my family and friends. As I've gotten older, however, I've tried...

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The Power of Mentoring and Accessible Role Models

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 6:34 PM

Public trust in the federal government has been on the decline for decades, but for many young people, D.C. still remains a beacon of excitement and opportunity. With the millennial generation increasingly driven towards social causes, it's no surprise that aspiring women leaders are interested in working in...

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More Coordination Needed to Combat Human Trafficking

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 4:23 PM

My first job out of college was helping the Department of State better coordinate its counterterrorism (CT) policies and programs with other government players, such as the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and USAID. My directive was seemingly simple - encourage subject matter experts to agree to CT policy...

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With Clinton Out, What Next for Women Abroad?

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 10:07 AM

Despite recent meaningful national and international discussions on women's economic, political, and educational opportunities (e.g, work-life balance; women's participation at Davos; female soldiers filling more combat billets), little has been said about whether the promotion and protection of women and girls abroad will remain a key policy priority for a...

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