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Submitted by Douglas Newsom on 17 May 2021

KickAss Radio with Jo Sainsbury

Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

KickAss Radio , December 17, 2020 with Jo Sainsbury, Episode 19
KickAss Radio , December 10, 2020 Thriving and Delighting in the Festive Season
KickAss Radio , December 3, 2020 Christmas and Surviving the Silly Season – Staying Sane
KickAss Radio , November 19, 2020 Goal Diggers
KickAss Radio , November 5, 2020 Let’s Talk Cover Letters
KickAss Radio , October 29, 2020 Building a Strong Work Ethic
KickAss Radio , October 22, 2020 Job Searching & Affirmations
KickAss Radio , October 15, 2020 Mindset – Shifting Gears
KickAss Radio , October 8, 2020 Work-Life Balance – Boundary Management
KickAss Radio , October 1, 2020 ATS Applicant Tracking System – The Gatekeepers
KickAss Radio , September 24, 2020 Evaluating Your Career
KickAss Radio , September 3, 2020 How Do You Feel on a Sunday
KickAss Radio , August 27, 2020 Authenticity – Byou – Ways to be Authentic
KickAss Radio , August 20, 2020 Interview Tips & Some Basic Info
KickAss Radio , August 13, 2020 Resumes – The Main Types & 6 Tips about your Resume
KickAss Radio , July 30, 2020 with Jo Sainsbury and Toni Lontis
KickAss Radio , July 23, 2020 with Jo Sainsbury and Toni Lontis
Show Host: Jody Sainsbury
Train Driver, Author, Speaker, Advocate for Women in Non-Traditional Roles, Founder of Kickass Women AND Radio Show host for Kickass Radio


Jo Sainsbury is the definition of a go-getter, or as Jo likes to call it, a ‘Glo-getter’. This is in reference to working in Industry & donning High Vis, a uniform that Jo is proud to wear.

After working over 30 years in the corporate sector, Jo kicked off her heels and became a coal train driver working in the rail and mining industry!

The transition into a male dominated industry was no easy task. Jo had no contacts, no experience, and barely knew anything about the Industry or how to apply.

It is for this very reason that Jo Sainsbury founded Kickass Women in 2019, making it her mission to empower and support women who are considering a career change into an industry role, and helping to make their transition as smooth as possible.

“I’m a big believer in inclusion and diversity and I strongly believe that more women should consider non-traditional roles and careers, just like I did 8 years ago!”  - Jo Sainsbury

After some time in her new role as a coal train driver, Jo recognised that there was a huge disconnect between women’s perception of a job in Industry, and reality! Jo became conscious that many women perceived that a job in industry was either unattainable or unattractive, and so Kickass Women was born - to educate women that the leap wasn’t as big as they thought, and that these roles were worth pursuing!