Julie is global editor at Pioneers Post and a freelance writer and editor.
Julie trained as a magazine journalist at Cardiff University, following a degree in social and cultural studies from Nottingham University. She works on projects which do good – recently she's edited magazines for young people in foster care and created a regular online publication to support charity leaders. Her clients include not only social enterprises and charities but also private companies and government departments whose work is embedded in positive social values.
She lives in a small off-grid house on a hillside in Catalunya and is mostly solar-powered.
Eden Project co-founder Tim Smit tackled the pros and cons of social enterprise as he joined Snowball CEO Daniela Barone Soares and ecological economist Professor Tim Jackson in a debate about the alternatives to capitalism.
Conservative MP and civil society review author Danny Kruger highlights new funds that social enterprises should watch, adding that Treasury ministers are “very supportive” of social enterprise – but also “very distracted” right now.
GSEN, a network for organisations that support early stage social entrepreneurs around the world, admits it can no longer meet the needs of its members. But its leader bows out with a positive message.