Julie Inman Grant
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Julie Inman Grant is Australia’s eSafety Commissioner. In this role, Julie leads the world’s first government agency committed to keeping its citizens safer online. She also spearheaded eSafety’s image-based abuse portal, launched in October 2017 –a world-first government led initiative that provides support and removal options to victims. Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectorsand spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter and Adobe.The Commissioner’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 safety policy and outreach. At Twitter, she set up and drove the company’s policy, safety & philanthropy programs across Australia, New Zealand& Southeast Asia.As Commissioner, Julie plays an important global role in as Chair of the Child Dignity Alliance’s Technical Working Group and as a Board Member of the WePROTECT Global Alliance.She was recently designated one of Australia’s most influential women by the Australian Financial Review.