Julie Austin

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Julie Austin is an award-winning author, inventor, futurist, and innovation keynote speaker. She’s an internationally known thought leader on the topic of innovation, and CEO of the consulting firm Creative Innovation Group. She’s been an innovation keynote speaker for corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Northrop Grumman, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. She’s also been featured in the books “Patently Female” and “Girls Think of Everything”. Her patented product, swiggies, wrist water bottles, have been a NASDAQ product of the year semi finalist and are currently sold in 24 countries. Julie and her products have appeared on The Today Show, The Queen Latifa Show, HGTV, Lifetime, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Inc. magazine, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal, along with dozens of TV shows, magazines and radio shows around the world.

  • What is your favorite quote? Life is either a daring adventure... or nothing -- Helen Keller
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? writing, hiking, traveling
  • Is there anything else we should know about you? Fewer than 15% of all patent holders are women. I have a patent and a trade dress, something very few independent inventors ever get. I'm also a manufacturer.