Jo Burston is the founder and CEO of Job Capital and entrepreneurial movement Inspiring Rare Birds
Inspiring Rare Birds works to promote opportunity for women in entrepreneurship and has a global vision to inspire one million more women entrepreneurs to join the movement by 2020. Rare Birds recently published Australia’s 50 Influential Women Entrepreneurs and #IFSHECANICAN, two books featuring honest stories about the journeys of several of Australia’s inspiring and emerging women entrepreneurs.
Jo has been recognised as one of Australia’s top entrepreneurs for the last six years and is contacted by top tier media outlets as a leading authority on global women’s entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship as a whole, and SMB markets on a regular basis. She is a regional Oceania ambassador for the UN recognised Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, is on the advisory board for the University of Sydney Business School and University of Sydney Innovation and Entrepreneur Advisory Group, Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO), LaunchVIC, global board of Women’s Network and is a global ambassador for innovative accounting software Xero. Jo is an active mentor for fast growth entrepreneurs and is passionate about encouraging young Australians to endeavour to find out exactly who it is that they want to become, and create their own jobs to achieve this.