Superstars of STEM Mentor
Since being discovered performing stand-up comedy in a dingy pub sometime in the early 2000’s, Jo Stanley has become known for her warm and honest style of content. Twenty years later, she is now a true multi-talented creator, including as a performer, writer and TV and radio presenter.
Jo is co-host of The House of Wellness TV and Radio, is producer and host of numerous podcasts, writes a regular column for the Sunday Life Magazine, and is the creator of the Play Like A Girl kids book series. Her performance style, which is heavily influenced by her stand-up comedy roots, makes her a much sought-after MC and speaker.
Jo spent 12 years in breakfast radio, during which time she took 2 shows on 2 different networks to Number 1. She’s one of the only women in Australia to ever do this.
In 2017, Jo left FM radio, and having gone from on air host to listener, quickly became frustrated that there was no radio station catering to women’s interests and life experience (feeling over-tired, overwhelmed and over-looked, anyone?). So she decided to do something about it. She is now building Broad Radio – Australia’s first radio network for women, by women. Jo’s vision is a global community of women who are happy, healthy and fearless, connected by the transformative power of radio that truly reflects who they are.
Jo is passionate about women’s and girl’s health, gender equality, social justice and mindfulness. In support of these issues, Jo is a patron for Lighthouse Foundation and for Wellsprings for Women, and is ambassador for Left Write Hook. She loves her daughter Willow, her husband Daz, running, meditation and the Collingwood Football Club, but don’t hold that against her.