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Julia Hobsbawm

London, UK

Expert speaker and commentator on entrepreneurship, networking, women in business, work-life balance, and business productivity

World’s first Professor of Networking (at Cass Business School)

Founder, Editorial Intelligence

Julia Hobsbawm is a businesswoman, commentator, speaker and consultant on entrepreneurship, networking, women in business, work-life balance, and business productivity.

She is the founder of the media networking business Editorial Intelligence, whose events include the acclaimed annual global symposium Names Not Numbers, and the annual UK Comment Awards.

A champion of women in business, in February 2011 Julia was invited by David Cameron to join him at the Northern Future Forum in Stockholm with the Prime Ministers of eight Nordic and Baltic countries. Here she was part of the British panel of experts on women entrepreneurs and leadership. She is also an appointee of Edelman’s Strategic Counsel (since 2009), and writes and lectures regularly in her capacity as Honorary Visiting Professor in Networking at Cass Business School, London.

Julia co-authored Penguin’s Cosmopolitan Guide to Working in PR & Advertising in 1996, and edited the highly praised collection of essays on PR and Journalism entitled ‘Where the Truth Lies: Trust & Morality in PR and Journalism’, which was reissued by Atlantic Books in 2010. In 2008 she co-wrote ‘The Power of the Commentariat’ with John Lloyd, published by Editorial Intelligence in association with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. In 2009 her book on work-life balance, entitled ‘The See-Saw’, was published and praised widely by as diverse media as Management Today and personal blogs.

Our Comment

"Julia is expert on the “soft skills” needed to succeed in the 21st century business environment. She has lectured, broadcast and published widely for, amongst others, the BBC, Sky, The Times, Spectator, Columbia School of Journalism, and Oxford University (Reuters Institute)."

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