Cleo Heard: Creator of Miss*C’s Graffiti Academy – 100 Most Influential Women 2018
Biggest professional achievement to date
I made the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014 for taking part in ‘the longest mural created by a group’. The making of this mural took place on International Women’s Day 2014 and lead to us all being featured in Elle Magazine November 2015, as women with unusual careers.
Most profound/life-changing moments
Being invited to run a graffiti workshop for Europe’s largest graffiti and street art festival “Upfest” and being given the opportunity to travel to India (alone) to deliver workshop training to a creative team, who were working with women from the slums of Mumbai.
Best life advice ever received
You’ll never feel older than 21.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni
Work hard. Sleep well. Nourish your body and soul every day and, most importantly, find your own way!
The most influential woman in your life & why?
My beautiful daughter; she has taught me tolerance, bravery, joy and perseverance. She’s made me laugh, cry, scream and celebrate. She has made me proud beyond words and taught me the very definition of love.
“Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday and all is well” Dale Carnegie
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!