Julie Stevanja

Founder and CEO, Stylerunner


Winning women Asia-Pacific Julie Stevanja

Julie is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Stylerunner, a premium designer activewear and athleisure retailer, based in New South Wales. Julie started the company in 2012 as her response to the diversity gap in the sportswear market. Her efforts to cater to women’s sportswear requirements clicked, and she led Stylerunner to achieve an incredible 1,700% growth in just three years. 

After completing a degree in Business at the University of South Australia, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Finance, Julie was recruited by ANZ. Here, she worked in institutional finance for five years analyzing property investment portfolios. This helped her hone her entrepreneurial skills. Julie also worked for a startup tech in London — MUBI, a streaming service — as head of Marketing, and head of Australia and New Zealand in business development. Later, she founded Stylerunner and has been on that journey ever since. 

“We strive to support women leading healthy, active lifestyles by providing them with products they feel great in and inspired by. Our vision is to create a lasting brand that stands for more than just the products it sells.”