Julia Lashay Israel

Head of Inclusion and Belonging

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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The Mission For My Life Is...

The mission for my life is to inspire and motivate others to excel in their lives through entrepreneurship in order to build businesses worth owning and lives worth living.


I knew early on that I wanted to take control of my own future. As a teenage mother, I got my real estate license at 18-years-old and purchased my first home at 19-years-old. Over the next 20 years I would go on to get my broker license in several states and run a number of real estate related businesses. I became the founder of a non-profit organization and was a founding member and chapter president of the country's oldest trade association. Now, I work as an executive at the world's largest real estate company, helping people build their businesses through diversity and education. It wasn't all without my fair share of trials though. I lost my 20-year-old son to cancer along the way and have overcome many other challenges. As a result, I invest my time inspiring others to build lives worth living and businesses worth owning.