Julie Pham is a writer, community builder, historian, and small business advocate. She serves as Vice President of Community Engagement and Marketing at Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and founded its civic collaboration program, Ion. She volunteers as Co-Chair for the City of Seattle’s Community Involvement Commission as a Board Member for Social Venture Partners-Seattle.
After earning her PhD in History from Cambridge University as a Gates Cambridge Scholar in 2008, she returned home to Seattle to get her real life MBA by running Northwest Vietnamese News, the region’s largest Vietnamese newspaper, which she co-owns with her family. In 2010, she founded Sea Beez, a capacity-building program for Seattle’s ethnic media. She continues to organize an annual Ethnic Media Candidates Meet n’ Greet with local political candidates in Western Washington. She was a New America Media & Atlantic Philanthropies Ethnic Elders Journalism Fellow in 2010 and was named to the “40 under 40” business leaders list by Puget Sound Business Journal in 2011. She has published research in international peer-reviewed academic journals, blogged regularly about small, privately owned companies around the world for Forbes.com, and now writes a monthly column, “Beyond Small Talk” for the South Seattle Emerald.
To learn more about Julie’s civic collaboration, community building work, visit: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/ion
Julie Pham will be closing the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future with her plenary session which takes place Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m.