Julia Banks

Author, speaker, consultant

Julia Banks is an author, writer, leadership consultant, and keynote speaker who works across the private, corporate and public sectors, and all levels of government. Julia’s current work is broad ranging: from being a keynote speaker and panel facilitator, to engaging in “In Conversation” and workshop sessions with both small and large groups, to being a guest mentor at CEO and CxO roundtables.

Julia’s expertise is in leadership, safe, healthy, and respectful workplace cultures, diversity and inclusion, governance and risk and issues management. Julia is currently undertaking her PhD at Deakin University regarding workplace culture, and she has another book in the pipeline.

Julia Banks brings a unique and broad experience to her work – and is an experienced executive corporate & board director, non-executive director, & advisory board member who has worked with global companies & Australian organisations across industry and government sectors. Julia has held senior executive director roles in corporate affairs and as general counsel and company secretary and served as a former federal government and independent MP. Julia is currently undertaking her PhD at Deakin University in Melbourne, regarding workplace culture, specifically addressing workplace coercive control.

Julia’s bestselling book ‘PowerPlay, breaking through bias barriers and boys’ clubs’ received excellent reviews and was nominated in the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards – it is a resource guide for those aspiring to leadership positions & part memoir,

Julia also regularly authors opinion pieces which have been published in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Paper & The New Daily, and has appeared in radio and television, and mainstream media interviews regarding current affairs.

Julia Banks graduated in Arts & Law from Monash University in Melbourne Australia, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Governance Institute.

Some 2023 testimonials

 “Julia’s presentation was thoughtful and insightful, focused on our event themes of safety, culture and leadership. Her openness and honesty in talking about her professional and personal experiences resonated particularly well with the executive-level audience.”– Jo Lim – Chief Executive Officer – Vic Water

“… an outstanding presentation… some important lessons for our industry” – Stephen Durkin, CEO, Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy- International Womens Day event, March 2023

 “Exceptional Speech”

“Inspiring Words”

“Exciting, entertaining and insightful – helped make our event a resounding success”

 Attendees at NAWIC – National Institute of Women In Construction event, December 2023 ‘Power Play’ is available for order https://www.booktopia.com.au/power-play-julia-banks/book/9781743797204.html

7.30 Interview

Watch Julia’s exclusive TV interview with 7.30’s Laura Tingle.

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