Julie Young Receives ‘Power of Women’ Award for Innovation

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Julie Young, vice president of education outreach and student services and managing director, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Prep Digital, was named a Power of Women Innovation winner for 2023 by the ASU+GSV Summit. This award recognizes female CEOs, presidents, and founders leading and achieving successful outcomes for companies in the learning and talent technology sector.

Leading voice for global K–12 online education

Young is a leading voice around the world for revolutionizing K–12 online education. As the founding President and CEO of Florida Virtual School, she and her team grew the organization from a handful of students in 1996 to a highly acclaimed online school. Now at ASU Prep, she continues to create new school models that meet the evolving needs of students, leveraging connections between high school and college to promote lifelong learning.

A representative from GSV wrote this about Young: “Well over 250 million learners have been impacted by your work and the work of this group. We are so proud of the critical role of female leaders in building the “PreK to Gray” education and skills innovation sector where we handily beat other sector averages for equality, access, and representation. Your work contributes hugely to our mission that ALL People Deserve Equal Access to the Future and that innovations in education and skills are critical to achieving this.”

The ASU+GSV Summit started in 2010 as a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV). It connects leaders focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. Young and other exceptional female leaders will be honored at the annual ASU+GSV Summit on April 17 in San Diego.