Julia Streets is a business woman, writer and comedian.
Julia is regularly booked as a host, chair or keynote speaker at industry conferences around the world. She is an evangelist and commentator on innovation and change, particularly in the world of financial services & technology and is called upon to talk about diversity and inclusion.
As an entrepreneur, Julia is the Founder and CEO of Streets Consulting, the business development, marketing and communications consultancy working with clients – from early stage startups to some of the world’s largest organisations. She has enjoyed a 25+ year career in financial services and previously held senior executive positions at the stock exchange group NYSE Euronext and the international brokerage firm, Instinet.
Julia was been named one of Brummell Magazine’s 30 Inspirational Women on Boards. The same City publication named her one of their 30 Inspirational Women Entrepreneurs and 30 Women of Influence. She is regularly named one of the 30 Power Women in Fintech by Innovate Finance and this year has been shortlisted as Fintech Champion in the Women in Finance awards.
In addition to running the City business she founded, Julia regularly performs at corporate events, hosts gala dinners, is an after dinner speaker and an auctioneer. Julia has been written about in The Financial Times, City AM, The Daily Telegraph; she has been featured on BBC Radio 4‘s Today Programme and is a regular guest on BBC Radio Kent's Drivetime show discussing her favourite topic of business, comedy and the comedy of business.
Julia has been featured on radio, TV and in the national and regional press, and is the host and executive producer of DiverCity Podcast, exploring the subject of diversity and inclusion in financial services.
Comfortable on large stages, Julia has been invited to host royal, charity and industry gala dinners and awards, drawing on a mass of her own comedy material observing corporate behaviour.
In 2012 Julia's first book 'The Lingua Franca of the Corporate Banker' was published, lampooning the excessive use of corporate jargon. Julia also pens the light-hearted 'Watercooler' column in the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants' global monthly magazine.
She proudly serves as a Trustee for Street Child, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and their communities in post-conflict, hard to reach territories by delivering a sustainable approach to education.