Founder and CEO

Julie brings 18 years’ experience from private, public, and not-for-profit sectors working in Diversity and Inclusion, Organisational Development, Human Resources, regularly advises on Boards and is a Keynote speaker.

She is the first culturally diverse woman elected as President of The Inclusion Circle (formerly NEEOPA: NSW Equal Employment Opportunity Practitioner’s Association) since its not-for-profit establishment in 1985, breaking through the bamboo and glass ceiling as the first Asian female President.

Julie is an Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Awards Judge and recently served as an Advisory Board Member at Women & Leadership Australia (WLA).

AHRI Awards Judge
Asian Leadership Project Event


We thank the following organisations for their invaluable partnership and shared commitment to advance intersectional diverse leadership.

The Observership Program
Landers & Rogers


Clayton Utz

Ashurst are long-standing members of the Asian Leadership Project and proud sponsors of the 'In Conversation' with Catherine Fox AM series. The series features thought-provoking discussions and interviews with some of Australia's most influential Asian leaders, providing valuable insights and perspectives on a wide range of topics. Through this series, the Asian Leadership Project offers a platform for dialogue, education, and networking that is truly unparalleled. Our involvement with the Asian Leadership Project continues to grow our cultural competence as a firm, and inspire, educate, and empower future generations of Asian leaders, both at Ashurst and beyond. We're so thrilled to be involved!

Kate Sowden former Global Co-Head, Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging

Clayton Utz is a proud member of the Asian Leadership Project. Our involvement with Julie and the Project's program has built engagement and confidence around cultural diversity at Clayton Utz. Our sponsorship of the C-Suite Experience series in particular has benefited our Asian talent and many others. At its heart, the series is about developing leadership skills for a modern Australia. Participants benefit from learning of the issues facing Asian talent, workshopping the challenges, and having a unique opportunity to meet executives of leading organisations.

Alison Woolsey former Director Diversity & Inclusion

Sponsorship with AsLP is a great way for members to publicly demonstrate their organisational commitment to Cultural Diversity and intersectionality to their employees, stakeholders, customers and clients. We have a range of sponsorship opportunities from major events and other initiatives that can play a strategic part of your broader diversity, equity and inclusion plan and provide your organisation with significant profile and branding opportunities to position you as an employer of choice.

Contact us if you would like more information about becoming a sponsor.