Episode 6: Play is Serious Business with Julie Trell

Episode 6: Play is Serious Business with Julie Trell

If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

“I want people to talk, do and be...more playful! Being curious, taking risks and applying that can have great results. Think about the different things we can accomplish when we put a different lens on things like project planning. A more playful approach to serious challenges, can be more productive and bring incredible results.” 


Julie is the Head (and Human API) of Telstra’s startup accelerator, muru-D. She comes to the role with a vast and varied background spanning education, startup, not for profit and corporate environments.

Through serendipity, Julie has been fortunate to combine her passions for technology, philanthropy, education and play and forge a rewarding non-linear career path spanning over two decades.

Julie was a founding member and Vice President of All Things Fun, Meaningful & Rewarding at Salesforce.com Foundation in San Francisco for a large part of her career, bringing fun and a measurable impact to the company and within the community. She also helped launch the Workday Foundation as their first Executive Director.

Julie has been an advisor of startups from San Francisco to London to Sydney and Canada. She’s helped companies integrate meaningful philanthropy programs into their businesses and was instrumental in launching SheEO Radical Generosity, (a global initiative to transform how we support, finance and celebrate women entrepreneurs) in the USA in 2016 and most recently in Australia in 2018. Julie’s path continues to impact local and global communities at large.  

When not working you can find her at the beach, probably attempting a yoga pose with a camera in her hand or hugging a random wild Australian animal.


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