Janis Bowdler, Managing Director, Senior Program Director Global Philanthropy at JP Morgan

Janis Bowdler
JP Morgan

Janis Bowdler is a Managing Director within Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co, a global leader in corporate philanthropy with $200 million invested in communities annually. As Senior Program Director, she is responsible for setting and driving the firm’s philanthropic and corporate responsibility strategy in three key focus areas: Financial Capability, Community Development, and Small Business Development. Bowdler joined the firm in 2013.

Janis has authored a number of publications on financial opportunity and economic mobility. Recent publications include: All In: Building the Path to Global Prosperity through Financial Capability and Inclusion, Latino Financial Access and Inclusion in California, Affording Citizenship and Securing a Sound Financial Future, and The Foreclosure Generation: The Long-Term Impact of Foreclosures on Latino Children and Families. She was a featured blogger at Huffington Post, Rooflines, Univision, and Mom’s Rising. She sits on the boards of Raza Development Fund, the nation’s largest Hispanic Community Development Corporation, and New Economics for Women, a Los Angeles-based community organization working to improve the lives of immigrant women.

Prior to coming to JPMorgan Chase, Janis served as the Director of Economic Policy at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, where she led research, advocacy and policy analysis issues on financial capability and asset-building.

Janis received a bachelor of arts degree from Malone College in Canton, Ohio and a master of science degree from Cleveland State University.

Articles by Janis Bowdler

  • Janis Bowdler

    Two Keys to Advancing Global Financial Inclusion

    JP Morgan recently joined with the Gates Foundation, Bankable Frontier Associates, Accion International, Omidyar Network and others to create the Catalyst Fund. Catalyst will provide funding and mentorship to financial inclusion-focused social entrepreneurs in emerging markets that offer breakthrough technology innovations to promote financial health globally. Janis Bowdler discusses the new fund, and two key approaches to bringing financial services to the world's poorest.

    Investing, Social Enterprise
    financial inclusion, social enterprise
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