Julia Streets is a Fintech & Marketing Entrepreneur, Writer, Podcast Host and Recovering Stand-Up Comedian.
An evangelist and commentator on innovation and change, particularly in the world of financial services & technology, Julia equally champions open discussions into 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 has 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.
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.
As a speaker, Julia can deliver a broad variety of keynotes from Women in Finance., Technology, Entrepreneurship through to modern and practical Leadership. Julia has been an early advocate of employing a largely remote and totally flexible workforce. Ahead of the curve on today’s Covid induced work practices.
Julia has curated a recent presentation entitled "Humour & Humanity" which talks about how she went from a Global Head of Comms for a City Firm, to stand up comedian appearing at The Comedy Store, Edinburgh Fringe and even sharing a stage with John Cleese! Julia reflects on everything she's learnt from comedy audiences, the industry in general and how it can benefit the corporate world.
The ultimate take-away looks at the need to challenge yourself - it need not be Stand Up comedy, but most of us have something we've always thought about trying - and how to take your family, friends and colleagues on that journey with you.
During the lockdown period, Julia has been able to seamlessly transition to virtual hosting, moderating, keynote delivery as well as and provide content for UK and international digital debates.
Although it has to be said, she has always been equally 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.
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.