Julia Hobsbawm is a businesswoman who founded the 'knowledge networking' business www.editorialintelligence.com and who writes, teaches, and gives speeches on a number of topics including entrepreneurship, networking, women in business, worklife balance, and business productivity. She is the world's first professor of Networking, having been made Honorary Visiting Professor by London's Cass Business School and the author of several books and articles covering communication, business, the media and the future of the workplace.
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Julia Hobsbawm's speaking engagements are managed by ATGIChartwell. She speaks regularly to corporate and other event audiences as well as being a speaker for Speakers4Schools. Recent engagements have included The London Library, UBS, Verizon, Sherbourne School, a workshop for The Taylor Bennett Foundation and the Institute of Directors IOD Women as Leaders conference.
Julia runs private workshops and provides coaching on women in leadership and work life balance issues as well as running the "Connecting for Success" programme on knowledge networking through Editorial Intelligence.
Read an interview in The Sunday Telegraph with Julia Hobsbawm about work life balance.
Julia's first communication was on a Tellex machine and now, over twenty five years later, her preferred mode of communication is Twitter (follow her at @juliahobsbawm). She is the only UK media CEO on the World Economic Forum's "brainstorm" Global Agenda Council, looking at the future of Informed Societies, and a co-founder of the social enterprise www.talenttowork.com. In February 2011 she 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 to be part of the British panel of experts on women entrepreneurs and leadership.
Having worked for over a decade in public relations, founding the first "integrity PR" firm and founding the first degreee course in the subject and made London's first Visting Professor in Public Relations by the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, Julia Hobsbawm 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, published by Atlantic Books. 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.
Julia Hobsbawm has lectured, broadcast and published widely for amongst others, BBC, Sky, The Times, Spectator, Comment is Free, University of Stirling, Columbia School of Journalism, and Oxford University (Reuters Institute).
Julia's next book is about the Curious Corporation and the value of face to face networking in a mobile and social media era.