Jo Ousterhout is a political advocate working to elect more women to local, state and national office. As an entrepreneur, consultant and senior executive on Wall Street, Jo has lived and worked in the US, Asia, and Europe. Jo is a skilled fundraiser and an experienced manager devoted to advancing women in politics and the workplace. She has served as co-chair of the Ready for Hillary National Finance Council and is also a board member of the Democratic National Committee Women’s Leadership Forum. In 2012, Jo was a national co-chair for the Women for Obama Finance Council.
Formerly, Jo served as the CEO and co-founder of Metta Journeys, a philanthropic travel company formed to immerse donors in the onsite work of carefully selected partner organizations and communities they serve. Jo was Executive Director and Chairperson of Dress for Success in London, and Treasurer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, a modern dance company in New York City. Prior to her work in the political & not-for-profit world, Jo’s career was in banking, where she created and ran businesses for several of the world's premier global financial institutions.
Jo holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School. Her undergraduate degree is a B.S. in Biology from the College of William and Mary. In 2012 she received the Tribe for LIFE honor, awarded to W&M alumnae who demonstrate career leadership, integrity, fortitude and excellence.
Jo and her husband live in Washington, DC, where she was recently selected to be a member of the Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2014. She serves on the Leadership Council for the Athena School of Leadership Studies at Barnard College.
Jo can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.