Julie Pham has won the Female Founders Association's Advocate Awards at its 2019 Champion Awards.
A Gates Cambridge Scholar has won a prestigious advocacy award for her outstanding work promoting women in business.
Julie Pham, PhD won the Advocate Award at the Female Founders Association's Champion Awards 2019.
The Female Founders Alliance is a start-up community dedicated to accelerating highly scaleable female-founded start-ups. It has hundreds of companies in its founders network, thousands of individuals in its extended community and plans to go global in 2019.
The Advocate Award was voted for by women and non-binary people in an open community voting system.
Julie , who did her PhD in Historical Studies at the University of Cambridge and was part of the first Gates cohort, heads community engagement and the Ion Program at Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA).
There she has instituted a policy of including women as speakers at all WTIA events, created a public speakers’ bureau to make it easier to source diverse speakers, spearheaded the “Tech Diversity Champions” resource guide and made diversity a priority at the annual WTIA FullConTech conference.
She has also co-organised the “Diversity and Inclusion Track” for Seattle Start-up Week and for Spring Forward with Women Leaders.
In addition to this latest award Julie was named a “Woman of Courage” by Women's Center at the University of Washington and “Woman of Power” by Northwest Asian Weekly.
- United States
- 2001 PhD Historical Studies
- Pembroke College
Dr. Julie Pham is the founder and the CEO of CuriosityBased, an organizational development firm based in Seattle. She is the author of the #1 Amazon New Release and Bestseller 7 Forms of Respect: A Guide to Transforming Your Communication and Relationships at Work.
Dr. Pham has been recognized with numerous awards for her community leadership. She has applied her community building approach to building strong, collaborative and curious teams.
She was born in Saigon, Vietnam and raised in Seattle. Dr. Pham earned her PhD in history at Cambridge University as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and she graduated magna cum laude from University of California, Berkeley as a Haas Scholar. She earned her real life MBA by running her family’s Vietnamese language newspaper during the 2008-2010 recession. She has worked as a journalist, historian, university lecturer, marketer, nonprofit executive, and management consultant.
University of California (Berkeley) BA (History) 2001