Experienced CIO | Diversity & Inclusion Influencer | CEO, Belong Strategies, LLC | Executive-in-Residence
Julie Elberfeld, an experienced technology executive and CEO of Belong Strategies LLC, is a recognized speaker, award-winning culture builder and strategic advisor on diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB), with experience leading results-oriented DIB initiatives as a tech executive for a Fortune 100 company. She currently works with executives to align diversity and inclusion practices with strategic business objectives and is Executive-in- Residence for non-profit Opportunity@Work.
Julie was previously with Capital One as a senior tech executive, including seven years as the Commercial Bank Chief Information Officer. Julie was the inaugural sponsor of Diversity and Inclusion for Technology at Capital One, founder of their Women in Tech initiative and the Tech D&I Council, as well as
supported the formation of Blacks in Tech and Hispanics in Tech.
Julie’s career began as a software engineer at Fifth Third Bank, with experience consulting to GE Appliances and leading retail systems at US Bank. A 2019 Washingtonian Tech Titan, technical.ly DC’s 2019 Culture Builder of the Year, and a Banking Systems and Technology Elite 8 honoree, Julie was also honored as a 2017 Executive Women in Business Achievement in Richmond, VA.
Julie holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Miami University.