Julia Norrish is the Executive Director at Book Dash, a social-impact, not-for-profit publishing, and book-gifting organisation. In 8 years, Julia has led the organisation from infancy to significant reach and impact. Julia currently serves on the executive committees of the Global Network of Early Years’ Book-Gifting and IBBY South Africa. In 2023 she presented Book Dash's work at many local early childhood development and literacy conferences and most recently at the World Literacy Summit and the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Book Dash has received numerous awards for the work done under Julia's leadership. She has an Honours degree from the University of Cape Town in English studies and early literacy, along with expertise in early development, social impact, and publishing.

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