Julie John graduated the Bachelor of Tourism Management degree program at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) with a major in entrepreneurship and minor in marketing. She also completed the Events & Convention management diploma program at TRU and will be starting her Masters (MBA) Fall 2017 at Simon Fraser University.
As a Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation member, she has dedicated and invested much of her time and work efforts into the Aboriginal tourism field and it has become one of her greatest ambitions to develop and grow Aboriginal Women entrepreneurship in our region.
Julie is a proud entrepreneur owning an Aboriginal tourism gift shop, and also a professional event planner owning Be Inspired! Events & Event planning business.
Apart from her professional life, Julie is a mother of three boys aged 11, 14 and 21. She also loves sharing her passion for entrepreneurship by sharing her story, how she got started, sharing her strengths, her successes and also her failures in hopes to inspire others to become all they can be as an entrepreneur. Keep pushing forward especially when you want to give up, success is waiting on the other side of your comfort zone!