WILD London - International Women's Day #pressforprogress - Thursday 8th March
This International Women’s Day, WILD London are joining forces with women around the world in creating a powerful voice to accelerate gender parity. Let’s all #pressforprogress.
Join us for what promises to be an informative, entertaining, engaging and thought provoking evening, with our guest speaker Julia Streets, Founder & CEO of Streets Consulting and Executive Producer and host of the DiverCity podcast series, as we highlight how we can all come together and #pressforprogess.
The evening will be rounded off with drinks and canapes, providing an opportunity to network with your WILD colleagues.
For more information about Julia Streets, please see her bio below.
For more information on International Women’s Day and the #pressforprogress campaign, please visit the IWD website https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme
More About Julia Streets:
As a city business woman, Julia has enjoyed a 25 year career in financial services that has included senior executive tenures at Atos Euronext Market Solutions (that became NYSE Technologies) and Instinet.
Eleven years ago she decided to feed an early mid-life crisis and pursue a burning ambition to become a stand-up comedian. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival many times and her 2010 show ‘Streets in the City’ sold out both in London and at regional festivals. Since then Julia has performed with many different comedians, most recently John Cleese and Sally Phillips, bringing her own blend of observations of corporate and City life. Julia is a regular after dinner speaker, MC, awards, conference and panel host, has been featured on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, in the national and regional press and is a regular on the BBC Radio Kent drivetime programme. Julia is the author of ‘The Lingua Franca of the Corporate Banker’, lampooning corporate jargon and for three years wrote the ‘Watercooler’ Column in CIMA’s global magazine.
Comedy aside, Julia is a deadly serious business woman and a champion of fintech entrepreneurship and innovation. In 2007, Julia was approached by Instinet to help launch Chi-X Europe and this marked the birth of her business Streets Consulting, the business development, marketing and communications consultancy. Since then she and her team have advised a wide range of firms in the world of capital markets, B2B and payments, and offering specialist technology including blockchain, artificial intelligence, cyber and more… In ten years, every client has resulted from a recommendation and in return Julia reinvests her own notional marketing budget and time into mentoring fintech entrepreneurs for Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab, SWIFT’s Innotribe Scheme, Startupbootcamp and Anthemis VC’s innovation schemes.
By her own admission, Julia is a cynical marketeer. Wary that diversity and inclusion is fast becoming the latest corporate marketing jargon (a bit like ‘innovation is in our DNA’), last year Julia launched a podcast series ‘DiverCity Podcast’ [DiverCitypodcast.com // DiverCity]. On each episode, industry luminaries shine a light on progress, call out areas requiring further focus and offer insights and best practice to help listeners drive change. The podcast explores D&I through every lens including: race, gender, LGBT, age, disability, mental health, millennial recruitment, skills gaps … and so much more. WILD’s very own Cathy Lyall was a guest on the first episode of series two launched at the end of January, so do check it out: http://divercitypodcast.com/2018/01/31/series-two-episode-one/
Brummell Magazine, known as the ‘City’s little black book’, has recognised Julia a number of times— this year as one of their 30 Inspirational Women Influencers, in 2014 as one of 30 Inspirational Women Entrepreneurs and in 2013, one of 30 Inspirational Women on Boards. She is one of SWIFT’s Global Power Women in FinTech and been listed in Innovate Finance’s Women in FinTech Power List for the past three years.
Julia is proud to serve as a trustee of the charity ‘Children in Crisis’ and is a Fellow of the British American Project, a transatlantic leadership network.