The Women's World Banking Team

J. Thomas Jones

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer


Tom is a businessperson who has devoted his career to improving the welfare of populations in need through economic development/empowerment and poverty alleviation. Based in New York, he leads the global operations of Women’s World Banking, the leading voice for women’s financial inclusion. Tom drives the organization’s three strategic business lines: advisory services for financial service providers and regulators; private equity impact investing; and policy advocacy and influence, while leading the Global Shared Services and Advocacy & Influence teams.

Prior to Women’s World Banking, Tom spent a decade with the New York City Economic Development Corporation investing in local communities. The company designed and led large-scale capital programs, including infrastructure, job training, community improvements, and support services for minority and women-owned business enterprises. Before that, he spent time in the office of U.S. Senator Jon Kyl in Arizona assisting immigrants separated from their families at the U.S. border.

Tom currently sits on the Boards of the London Stock Exchange (LSEG) Foundation, Global Citizen, ImpactWayv, and HeadCount.

Tom is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, holds a Master of Public Administration from the Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University at Buffalo.