Bindu Arjoon: Director, Exeter City Council – 100 Most Influential Women 2018
Biggest professional achievement to date
Being part of the City Council’s successful bid for Unitary status; an attempt to create one council for Exeter. We worked to develop detailed plans to create a new Council almost from scratch and the process gave me a fascinating insight into national political decision-making. The Bid united the council and city across political groups and stakeholders around a single purpose. The decision was later reversed but it was one of the most significant programmes I have been a part of.
Best life advice ever received
Think about the things in your life that are the most important to you…often they were the easiest to achieve as they were meant for you.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni.
Be courageous, trust your instincts but most importantly, be your own best friend!
If you could make one change to the world.
That we would all realise that we are all one tribe, all figuring out our way through!
Every moment is an opportunity to start again; it helps me to not worry too much about trying new things!
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
Video From The Celebration
100 Most Influential Women 2018
Grow Exeter Magazine launched the ‘100 Most Influential Women 2018’ in Exeter and the region in December 2017 and we received around 500 nominations for influential women from all walks of life; our panel was spoilt for choice and hard-pressed to select only 100 from the talented nominees that they viewed. The Launch of the ‘100 Most Influential Women’ awards in 2018 has perhaps even more value than in any other year as it was just 100 years ago that the first woman was granted the right to vote in the UK.
Women have truly shown that they can shine in any environment, whether that be in the boardroom, teaching our children, climbing mountains, navigating uncharted waters, they can do anything that they set their mind to and we can’t wait to celebrate our own talented 100.
Honouring women in our March edition of Grow Exeter falls in line with International Women’s Day on the 8th March and the 100 finalists will also be featured in this special edition. To see the 100 finalists individually featured, please grab a copy of our March edition by pre-ordering through the link below. We will be publishing each woman online throughout March so watch our Facebook page or the website for their stories.
A huge congratulations to everyone nominated and to the finalists, you are all amazing!