Speaker Julie Bristow
Visionary media leader. Founder, entrepreneur, and angel investor. Creator and champion of women-led organizations. Her latest venture is dedicated to content creation for the global marketplace by powering women creators and investing in their ideas.
Bristow has been influencing how people watch television for the past 25 years. She has created thousands of hours of original content, built entire entertainment divisions and content companies from the ground up, innovated new ways to reach audiences, and garnered multiple industry and business awards for her contributions and leadership.
In 2013, Julie launched Bristow Global Media Inc. She and her team created and produced a roster of linear and non-linear content across the globe, including the successful docudrama's: 100 Days to Victory (Foxtel, BBC Scotland, History Channel Canada) and 9/11: Control The Skies (National Geographic International and Bell Media). In addition to the successful slate of factual properties, Bristow built a vibrant kids division including original family factual formats like It’s My Party! and Backyard Beats.
Prior to starting, building, and successfully exiting her first company, Julie was the Executive Director of Studio & Unscripted Content at CBC. Her portfolio of content included Hockey Night in Canada, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi/2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and the launch of many of CBC's most successful factual programs including Dragons' Den.
Julie has served on the boards of influential domestic and international associations, including the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television, William F. White International Inc. and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. She volunteers her time to charitable organizations focused on addiction and mental health.