Julie is commissioning editor for Pioneers Post. A highly experienced editor and writer, she is passionate about using her communication skills to help others get their messages across vibrantly and accurately.
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 a book for foster carers and contributed to a publication for GPs to inspire positive changes in the health service. 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, working on equipment which is mostly powered by the sun and the wind.
Solomon Islands women are all too frequently attacked by their husbands - the country has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world. But a courageous group is challenging this culture through theatre and social enterprise.
The Philippines has a fast-growing economy, but poverty remains entrenched. New research reveals thousands of social enterprises are successfully tackling social problems, but more needs to be done for the sector to really fly.
This year's Social Enterprise World Forum is the biggest ever. It's taking place in Christchurch, New Zealand, where the Maori culture and regeneration of the earthquake-hit city dominated the opening sessions.