Dr Ceri Lewis: University of Exeter – 100 Most Influential Women 2018
Biggest professional achievement to date
Being shortlisted for the 2014 WISE (a campaign for gender balance in science technology and engineering) Hero award for my work in educational outreach.
Most profound, life-changing moment
Taking part in the 2010 Catlin Arctic Survey to go and study climate change processes under the sea ice in the High Canadian Arctic.
Best life advice ever received
My PhD Professor told me that I’d have to grow a thicker skin if I wanted to survive in science. For me this was a really important, hard lesson about taking criticism in the way that it’s meant and not as a personal blow. Being able to take constructive criticism is key to developing and growing into a challenging role.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni
Find your voice; find the confidence to both speak and write passionately about your work.
If you could make one change to the world…
Every child had access to oceans literacy teaching in their classrooms and got to rock pooling at least once in their life.
Heartfelt belief (max 50 words)
That you should do a job that you love.
‘Step outside of your comfort zone, it’s where all the magic happens’
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!