Julia Banks

Author, speaker, consultant

Speaking events

An established thought leader on leadership, safe, respectful & inclusive workplace cultures and governance – Julia Banks is a sought-after keynote speaker. Julia’s broad experience has harnessed her deep understanding and ability to tailor her consulting work, keynote speeches and panel discussions across workplace sectors – ranging from the law, manufacturing, professional and finance services, construction, consumer marketing and retail, sport, academia, mining, public sector organisations and local, state and federal levels of government.

Julia is experienced in speaking to a range of audiences’ groups from different industries such as CEO, C-suite, executive groups and senior and middle management teams- at company conferences and in a range of event contexts and formats. Please get in contact directly to enquire about booking Julia for your next event.

Mentor List Mastermind

Being a guest mentor in over 20 x 2023 sessions in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with CEOs and CXOs in the Masterclass/ Mentor List program meant Julia’s insights and advice has reached executives from across public & private sectors including health, academia, professional services, manufacturing , banking, legal, finance and insurance, property to name a few.  

“Exceptional Speech”

“Inspiring Words”

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

Participants and organisers, NAWIC – National Institute of Women In Construction, December 2023

“Julia brought her customary candour and astute insight to our panel at the 2023 Women in Leadership Dinner, Melbourne Business School. Her contribution had a resounding impact on the audience”

 – Caron Beaton-Wells, Dean, Internal, Melbourne Business School 

“…it was such a thought provoking and inspiring discussion”

 – Jack Karikas – Co founder –  Mentor List Mastermind

Watch: Victorian Local Governance Association 

At their Fast Track leadership forum discussing the need for civility plus robust debate in leadership

What does good leadership look like?

Sorrento Writers Festival, Panellist and Moderator

“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 

“Julia’s session was great, she had really interesting insights and a depth of knowledge across issues from both her corporate and public career – we had great feedback”

Pat O’Shannassy – CEO Grain Trade Australia

“… an outstanding presentation… some important lessons for our industry”

Stephen Durkin, CEO,  AusIMM

“Inspiring speech about resilience and courage”

Attendee, Women in Law Forum

Julia was incredible! Engaging, entertaining and impactful. She made the event a success.

Senior Executive – Payton Capital

Speaking events

Julia Banks was the best rated speaker of the day.

Governance Institute of Australia

Speaking events

Great session. Very insightful into integrity and leadership.

Attendee at Australian institute of Health and Safety conference – May 2022

Speaking events

Julia was inspiring and authentic and made our event so successful.

Deloitte executive

Thank you for openly sharing your story and experiences and for inspiring us to continue to strive to achieve a more equitable environment.

Commercial Manager – ADCO Constructions