As a speaker, broadcaster, host and MC Julia is always a popular choice with audiences, leaders, sponsors and event teams both in real life and even in the metaverse! She combines subject matter expertise as a senior international executive offering some 30+ years of experience with a clear commitment to create, curate and deliver compelling content.
As an entrepreneur, Julia is the founder & CEO of her own consultancy, Streets Consulting, providing business development, marketing and communications support for a wide range of domestic and international firms in the world of Fintech. She and her team work with stock exchanges, brokerage and investment firms, payment providers, technology firms working with specialists including blockchain, artificial intelligence, cyber and more.
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 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.
Rebooked and recommended for private and industry events around the world, Julia’s contributions draw on a career as an award winning international fintech leader, entrepreneur, advisor, mentor, investor 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.
She is a recognised tech, ESG, DE&I and enlightened leadership champion and whether live on stage, down the lens of a camera, in her writing or on radio / podcast she is complimented for her contagious energy.
“Julia gave a brief and both illuminating and interesting talk, laced with her own wry humour, much of it in verse. An asset to any meal requiring an after dinner speaker.”
– Andrew Segal - Senior Consultant at HW Fisher & Company
“Julia was the closing speaker for the Marketing Week 2015 Start Up Britain event, blending her marketing and communications experience with an entertaining conclusion to the day. She explored several elements of business and wrapped this up in comedy; leaving the audience laughing, yet thoroughly inspired.”
– Matt Smith - Director at Centre for Entrepreneurs
“Laugh out loud romp through the absurdities of corporate jargon and its impact on the business psyche. Streets employs her instinct for comedy to brilliant effect.”
– Lynne Parker - Funny Women
“A huge thank you for your phenomenal MCing today. It ran like clockwork! Your energy and knowledge made the event work brilliantly. Feedback has been outstanding, highlighting your excellent skills at not only keeping us to time but linking the sections seamlessly. Certainly a marathon with lots of sprints!”
– Gillian Painter - Head of Membership and IA Engine at the Investment Association
“I just want to say huge thank you again for making our in my choos evening such a success, i’ve had amazing feedback from so many that attended and it was just such a wonderful evening – thanks for being such an incredible host!”
– Catherine Turek - Head of Marketing at Jimmy Choo
“I have booked Julia to host many of my most important technology and industry events. I trust Julia to work with our most senior sponsors and industry contacts. She is always highly professional, insightful, respectful and energetic and is able to put everyone at ease very quickly. What many don't see is the amount of effort that goes into the preparation, the research and also the risk mitigation. When she's hosting, I can breathe because I know that any eventuality has been thought through.”
– Vanessa Vallely Obe - Founder and Ceo of wearethecity and wearetechwomen