Julia is a mentor for Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab and The Investment Association’s Velocity Programme and has also mentored for SWIFT’s Innotribe Scheme, Startupbootcamp’s fintech and cybersecurity cohorts, CyLon, the cyber security innovation programme and Anthemis VC’s innovation scheme.
Prior to founding Streets Consulting in 2008, Julia was global head of communications at NYSE Technologies, serving on the Executive Committee, and European head of marketing and sales development at Instinet.
In 2007, she incorporated her business Streets Consulting, the business development, marketing and communications consultancy. Since then she and her team have advised a wide range of international firms in the field of fintech, capital markets and payments innovation, and offering specialist technology including blockchain, artificial intelligence, cyber and more. Julia is listed in the 100WFinTech Directory.
In 2017 Julia launched a podcast series ‘DiverCity Podcast’. On each episode, she interviews industry luminaries to shine a light on positive progress, call out areas requiring further focus and offer insights and best practice to help listeners drive change.
Last year Julia and her team launched a communications confidence building programme ‘Executive Shine’ coaching professionals from across the industry in how to be heard and command presence in meeting rooms, on conference calls, on stages, panels and as a compelling speaker.
Brummell Magazine, known as the ‘City’s little black book’, has recognised Julia a number of times – as one of their 30 Inspirational Women Influencers, 30 Inspirational Women Entrepreneurs and 30 Inspirational Women on Boards. She is regularly listed on various Women in FinTech lists and is often called upon to host and MC many industry and public events. Julia is the author of ‘The Linga Franca of the Corporate Banker’ lampooning excessive use of corporate jargon, and is an after-dinner speaker, auctioneer and stand-up comedian.
Julia is proud to serve as a trustee of the charity ‘Street Child’ and is a Fellow of the British American Project, the transatlantic leadership fellowship.
As a recovering Stand -Up comedian, Julia is regularly booked to facilitate and host conferences and awards across industries. Both as a speaker and a host, her content is compelling, zesty and uplifting.
Speaking topics include:
Entrepreneurship and brand building
How to invigorate and empower successful remote teams
What I learned about business from being a stand-up comedian
Diversity in Fintech