Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
About me

Julie Trell has been challenging and inverting norms throughout her career, making waves with her fresh perspective and innovative thinking. When she redesigned a previous job title to ‘Vice President of All Things Fun, Meaningful & Rewarding’ at Salesforce Foundation, it was a powerful reinforcement of her values, which quickly became integral to the workplace culture around her.

Julie’s career has centred around building connections between people, programs and ecosystems. She describes herself as a ‘Human API’, capturing her ability to utilise her network to empower startups by spotting opportunities and acting as a catalyst for growth and development. Using her experience as head of Telstra’s startup accelerator, muru-D and Executive Director of the Workday Foundation, she’s currently building up her Playful Purpose practice of engaging leaders of every stage and experience level to use the Other AI* to become more confident, empathetic, and adaptive. Julie is the Country Lead, Australia, for Coralus (formerly SheEO) after helping to launch it in the US. She’s the Corporate Play Enabler with one of the Coralus Ventures, Indigital, where she’s using her EdTech background and corporate experience to support Indigital’s corporate strategy.

*Applied Improv

Previous speaking experience

Startup Daily 2022
Pausefest 2021 – Whose CEO are you Anyway? (play in the workplace)
Compass 2021- Leadership in an environment of change (moderator)
Sparkfest 2021 – Comedy night
She’s The Boss 2021
Maximus Livestream 2021 – Truth Be Told Workforce Reentry
Southstart 2018 – SheEO talk
UNSW Business School 2017 – My Boundaryless Career
muru-D Demo Night – Welcome address
Social Innovation Summit 2014 – Session Moderator on Play

Wabi Sabi Series – play Is serious business
Welcome to Day 1 – history of Australian Startup Ecosystem
This Week in Startups – update on SheEO

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