Julie Inman Grant

Australia's eSafety Commissioner
'Australia’s approach to keeping its citizens safer online - the risks, challenges & opportunities'
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
Canberra - 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

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Women in Media Canberra presents eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant on October 3.

Holding a unique position as the head of the first government agency in the world dedicated to online safety, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant will deliver a National Press Club address on “Australia’s approach to keeping its citizens safer online – the risks, challenges & opportunities”.

Julie Inman Grant is Australia’s eSafety Commissioner.  In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that all Australians have safer and more positive experiences online.  As the only nation in the world to have a government agency dedicated to online safety, Julie has created a pioneering, innovative and citizen-focused Office making an impact, both at home and globally.

Julie has been a passionate advocate of promoting technology for good and has been working at the intersection of technology and social policy for more than 25 years.  She has been dedicated to combatting all forms of child sexual exploitation, online cyber abuse and has worked tirelessly to promote and protect the voices of women, children and vulnerable communities online.

As Commissioner, Julie has leveraged her extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, where she spent more than two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter, and Adobe.

Julie’s career began in Washington DC, working in the US Congress and the non-profit sector before taking on a role at Microsoft. Julie’s experience at Microsoft spanned 17 years, serving as one of the company’s first and longest-standing government relations professionals, ultimately in the role of Global Safety Director for Online Safety Policy and Outreach.

At Twitter, Julie headed up Public Policy for Australia and South East Asia, managing a range of public policy issues, including online safety and countering violent extremism. Julie also built Twitter’s ‘Rules and Tools’ for safety, and conceptualised and piloted #PositionofStrength, which continues to serve as Twitter’s global female safety and empowerment program.

Immediately prior to joining the eSafety Office, Julie served as Director of Government Relations Asia Pacific at Adobe, working on a range of issues stemming from digital transformation in government, innovation & creativity & STEM promotion is schools. She also brought Adobe’s corporate social responsibility program, Project 1324, to Australia, building partnerships with local creative NGOs including the Sydney Story Factory and High Resolves.