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Donna Hart – Director, Shareholder and Family Lawyer at the Family Law Company. Mentor for BEEP

Donna Hart – Director, Shareholder and Family Lawyer at the Family Law Company. Mentor for BEEP

Biggest professional achievement to date

Winning the CILEx President’s Award in 2015 for outstanding contribution to CILEx and the legal world.

Most profound/life-changing moment

When I was asked to buy into my business; it was the moment I realised I had achieved all that I wanted to and that self-belief and pushing myself out of my comfort zone had paid off.

Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni

Contact someone who is doing what you would like to do and see if they will mentor you.  Grow your network, mix with people that can bring something positive to your life. Give to your community. Believe in yourself.

Which book has had the greatest influence on your life & why?

The Book of Joy by Douglas Abrams, Dalai Lama XIV and Desmond Tutu. The book is about living with joy, even in the face of adversity

If you could make one change to the world…

For women to be more confident in themselves; imagine what would happen if all women believed in themselves and were given the opportunities to follow their dreams.

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone”


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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!


March Edition ‘Women in Business’ – AVAILABLE NOW!





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