Mo Jones - Founding Director of TheTicketSellers, Jungle DJ aka 'Mistress Mo'

What does International Women’s day mean to you?

For me, it’s an opportunity to stop and reflect on a variety of things; our role as women in modern society, the balance between career and parenting, the rights we have won, the gaps we have closed and the work we still need to do.

Have you had to work harder as a woman to get where you are today?

I don’t really differentiate myself as a woman when I think about my career and that’s how I think it should be.  Business is founded on relationships and I believe women can be better at nurturing relationships as they don’t have the burden of testosterone or masochism getting in the way of good decisions, so I feel lucky in that respect.  Women are often the ones who aren’t afraid to ask a silly question or seek confirmation of assumed knowledge.  

In what ways has being a woman helped your career?

I’m enjoying seeing women being pushed and given the platforms they deserve and my set in the main tent at Shambala last year was definitely due to being female, although given as a result of years of playing late night sets in smaller venues and hence, proving my worth.  A truly momentous moment in my life and hopefully really inspiring to any women in that crowd to see a female in a typically male-dominated environment.  If one lady out there thought, that’s great, I can do that, then job done!

Which woman in power do you admire the most?

Sensible women, famous because they talk sense and don’t preach.  Women who inspire and lead without making a big fuss about being a woman.  Michelle Obama is probably top of my list.