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Meet Jo

 

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I am serial entrepreneur, Telstra Young Business Woman of 2014 in South Australia and have been featured in BRW, The SMH, Sky News and The Age.

I have an engineering background, with a First Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, which led me to working for GM Holden as the youngest Senior Manufacturing Engineer. From this experience I have forged a career out of solving problems and challenging boundaries, which has inspired and motivated me to become one of the country’s leading young entrepreneurs.

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After starting my first business ‘Jo’s Toffees’ at the age of 11, I founded Animal Therapeutics Online in 2008 at the tender age of 22 to provide high quality therapeutic equipment to the sport horse and racing industries.

It is now the sole distributor of a world renowned performance product for performance animals in Australia and New Zealand markets.

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My other company, DVE Business Solutions, is a consultancy advising large organisations, specifically universities, on process improvements, change management and customised systems with a people focus. The company drives positive change through a holistic approach bringing together process, people, structure and technology and they have a mission to change education from the inside out!

DVE work across Australia and New Zealand with permanent offices in Adelaide and Sydney and has eight staff.

With my clarity of vision, business nous and lean thinking, I have grown both businesses significantly, and as a result, received the SA Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year in 2014.

For the past two years I have also passionately been involved with Project Gen Z, a social enterprise working with Sunrise Cambodia to raise money for the youth of Cambodia.