Julie Angus is a leading adventurer, bestselling author, scientist, and entrepreneur. She was awarded National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” award when she became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland. She has also cycled across continents, rowed thousands of kilometers of coastlines and rivers, and organized an expedition that sailed the ancient Phoenician trading routes. Angus draws on lessons learned in extreme environments to motivate and inspire audiences to reach their goals and overcome challenges.
Angus is the author of three books and has produced several documentaries. A serial entrepreneur, she is currently the CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, a marine drone company. Prior to this, she had a successful career in venture capital, business development, and technology transfer.
Named as one of North America’s leading adventurers by Explore magazine and one of Canada’s Greatest Women Explorers by Canadian Geographic, Angus has a graduate degree in microbiology. She is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and recipient of numerous awards, including the University of Victoria Distinguished Alumni Award and McMaster University Young Alumni Award.