Julia Streets is a champion of tech, entrepreneurship, innovation, diversity and inclusion.
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 offer specialist technology including blockchain, artificial intelligence, cyber and more.
Prior to founding Streets Consulting, Julia was global head of communications and served on the Executive Committee of Atos Euronext Market Solutions (that later became NYSE Technologies), and European head of marketing and sales development at Instinet, the global brokerage firm.
She has worked in the field of communications for 30+ years and has held senior tenures at the global PR agency H&K Strategies and as head of eCommerce in a smaller city consultancy during the dotcom boom.
In 2017 Julia launched ‘DiverCity Podcast’ talking about diversity, equity and inclusion in financial services. In 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. The podcast has listeners in >50 countries and is ranked one of the world’s top D&I podcasts by feedspot. Julia has been named one of the world’s 20 global diversity champions in The Global Diversity List, and is recognised widely for her work in this field.
She is an advisor, mentor and investor and is called upon to chair many of the world’s leading conferences and events drawing not only on her industry experience, but also on her skills as a speaker, host and sell-out stand up comedian. A certified transformation leadership coach, she works with senior executives to help them build and lead high performing teams, develop proud and solid growth-minded cultures and outperform as enlightened leaders.
Julia is the host of CityAM’s ‘Impact AM Live’ show for all who care about ESG and climate change. On each episode she interviews industry leaders about how to drive change at pace and scale.
She also hosts a regular feature ‘Metaverse: What Matters?’ A regular fireside discussion with Dr Catriona Wallace, founder of the Responsible Metaverse Alliance. In each episode they come together as avatars to explore the various opportunities and concerns of this fast expanding, borderless world.
In addition, she is the host of The Energy Podcast from Shell, focused on the decarbonisation of every day industrial products and timed to coincide with the COP summits.
Julia is a fellow of British American Project, the transatlantic leadership fellowship, a founding member of the PowerWomenNetwork and a proud trustee of the charity Streetchild with the mission that every child should be safe, in school and learning.
She lives in London with her wife.
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“Julia was one of two opening speakers at our packed event and we asked her to share her insights about the driving fintech industry themes and trends. She not only shared valuable insights about the highest level dynamics at play, paid particular care about what they meant for everyone in the room, but also left them thinking about the industry’s true potential, particularly as we navigate turbulent times.”
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