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.
Seven days of activities surrounding the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 began on Sunday when Youth Week launched in a blaze of energy. An academic symposium and policy forum also took place before the main event kicks off today.
The British Council and Social Enterprise UK are supporting people from 15 UK social enterprises to attend next week's Social Enterprise World Forum in Addis Ababa, helping increase the diversity of attendees.
Ethiopia's economy is skyrocketing, its reformist prime minister is admired worldwide and its social enterprise scene is buzzing – making Addis Ababa the perfect venue for this year's Social Enterprise World Forum, happening this month.
Four celebrities appear in films to tell Co-op customers the benefits of 'buying social' during this year's SEUK-led Buy Social for a Better World campaign. Click through to find out how to get your social enterprise involved.
SNAPSHOTS FROM ADDIS Ethiopian social enterprise Temsalet Kitchen not only offers great food, but trains struggling young women to become its cleaners, cooks, waitresses and managers. Pioneers Post pops in for lunch.