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Meet the team: lifework Co-Founder and Marketing/Events Manager Jo

Updated: Feb 28, 2023

Next up in our Meet the Team series, we're introducing Jo, lifework Co-Founder and Marketing and Events Manager. Together with Paul and their two girls, Jo spent seven years in Amsterdam, moving to Bath in 2021. She brings a wealth of marketing experience to our team, and is passionate about the community side of lifework. Catch her at lifework, or taking a dip at Warleigh Weir.

1. You recently moved to Bath, what have been your top 3 discoveries?

We moved in lockdown and I still feel like I'm behind the curve in getting to know Bath, but Paul and I LOVE the restaurant Oak, the food, the ethos, the ambience - spot on! I love a mooch around Always Sunday - I never leave without having bought something and my final discovery would be Persephone, I've discovered so many amazing women authors, whose work would not have seen the light of day without the owners publishing them. They are a real snapshot into the lives of women in the mid century, and it always amazes me how similar the challenges faced by women then and now.

2. You studied English at university, what is your favourite book of all time?

Favourite book of all time? That's tricky as I have lots - but then I guess my first one was Cat's Eye, by Margaret Atwood. I read it as a teenager and her writing had such an impact on me.

3. Outside work, what do you do to unwind?

I try to run on a regular basis and I go wild swimming once a week with a group of women. I can truly say this gaggle of women got me through some pretty hard times and now, come wind, rain, snow or sun - you'll find us in the river once a week.

4. Last of all, what are your winter podcast/streaming tips?I was so sad when Fortunately with Jane Garvey and Fi Glover, finished but I am enjoying their Off Air podcast on Times Radio. I find them funny, honest, authentic and I love the fact they are such close friends and how this transpires in their chats. I also listen to The Rest is Politics (and realise how stupid I am), Americast, the High Performance podcast and How to Fail with Elizabeth Day - her chat with Caitlin Moran was excellent.

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