Jane Horan

Dr. Jane Horan is an expert in career transitions, unconscious bias and cross-cultural leadership.

An internationally-recognized speaker, she is the author of “I Wish I’d Known That Earlier in My Career: The Power of Positive Workplace Politics” published by John Wiley & Sons, a business book used by corporate universities globally, “How Asian Women Lead: Lessons for Global Corporations” to show new perspectives on leadership and careers, published by Palgrave Macmillan, and “Now It’s Clear The Career You Own” which shows the visible patterns and themes for finding purpose at work.

With over 20 years of work experience with companies such as Kraft, Disney and GE, Jane uses her work knowledge to help organisations build inclusive and engaged workplaces.

Her consulting work includes Fortune 100 firms such as: BP, Barclays, Credit Suisse, HSBC, KKR, Unilver, Covidien, HP, McDonalds, Microsoft, Monsanto, Jones Lang LaSalle, Syngenta, SingTel, Toshiba, AEON, VMWare, Globis, Hogan & Lovells, Simmons & Simmons and others. Through her advisory work, coaching and workshops, she provides both sound advice and practical tools to help organisations retain and engage global talent.

Dr. Horan has lectured in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently a Senior Fellow with the Conference Board, a Senior Researcher on gender education at Hong Kong University and Adjunct Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

She served for four years on the Board of Directors for the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) and for two years on the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

Dr. Horan has written numerous articles on women leaders, office politics and career transitions for Bloomberg Business Week, Human Resource Review, Quartz, The Economist Intelligence Unit, South China Morning Post, Straits Times and other publications.

Dr. Horan has lived, worked and studied in the US, China and Hong Kong, and holds an Educational Doctorate from Bristol University and resides in Singapore.


  • Cross-cultural leadership
  • Transformational Women Leaders and Some Barriers to the Top
  • Unconscious Bias
  • The Power of Positive Workplace Politics
  • Political Savvy, a critical leadership skill
  • Poltical Savvy – what every HR professional needs to know
  • The Art of Career Navigation
  • The Power of Story: Leadership, Career & Self
  • Perception Management and Reputation Capital
  • Building Engaged and Inclusive Work Environments
  • Innovation on Command
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