Senior consultant on Global Social Enterprise programme. Promoting the development of social enterprise and social investment to help foster a more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future for us all. Leading on education from schools to Higher Education and passionate about creating a new generation of social change makers. Currently operating in 30 countries and working with a host of international and local partners.

Juliet has been working within the Social Enterprise sector for over 20 years and is the former CEO and a founding member of Social Enterprise NI, the representative body for social enterprises in Northern Ireland. She led on the establishment of the first All Party working group for social enterprise within the Northern Ireland Assembly. Juliet has been active in lobbying for legislation around Social Value, social impact, social investment, procurement, co-design and collaborative supply chains.

Her career began in the Social Firm movement developing early public sector spins outs in England. Juliet is an experienced business adviser and is a strong technical expert on business planning, legal structures for SE and access to finance.

She holds a Masters in Business Administration and entrepreneurship with Distinction.

Her portfolio of support includes the development of Community arts spaces, Health and Social care businesses, female led catering and hospitality enterprises, community owned shares companies, alternative education enterprises for young people and youth justice enterprises to list a few.

Juliet now works internationally supporting the development of strong Eco systems for social enterprise with the British Council on their global social enterprise programme. She is sits on the boards of the Oxford Social Enterprise Partnership and Social Enterprise Northern Ireland.

Senior Consultant at the British Council
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Expert on development of social enterprise and social investment
The opportunity for young women needs to start as early as possible. Where equal access to education systems equips them with the right skills. Support for women at the start of their journey needs to go beyond seeing them as beneficiaries but views and values them as important and skilled problem solvers for some of society's biggest problems. To see social enterprise as an inviting and viable career option that not only provides them with a livelihood but creates new career paths for other women; Where they are supported by like-minded mentors, champions and role models. Where capacity building is accessible and recognises and understands the barriers they face. To be confident and bold, supported by like-minded mentors, champions and role models. Emerging as leaders with a voice that influences and engenders change that tackles the systemic challenges.
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