Julie Goodridge

Founder & CEO

About Julie

Julie Goodridge is a pioneer in the field of socially responsible investing. She has been in the investment industry since 1983, including her role as an early member of the Social Investment Forum (now US SIF) in 1984. Julie launched NorthStar Asset Management in 1990, and today stands at the forefront of a more proactive approach to progressive wealth management. Through direct interaction with every client, Julie provides financial planning expertise, drives major investment decisions, and is the final word for all shareholder activism activities.


Education & Accomplishments

Julie was the lead plaintiff in the groundbreaking caseĀ Goodridge v. Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health which won equal marriage rights for same sex couples in Massachusetts, the first state in the U.S. to do so. In 2014, Julie was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance by American Banker Magazine. She serves as a Trustee for the Hyams Foundation, a foundation focused on racial justice in Boston. Julie is also a former Chairwoman of the Board of the New World Foundation where she recently concluded a 17-year tenure and served in roles including Treasurer and Vice-Chair. Julie has an Ed.M. from Harvard.