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Emma Osmundsen MA MRICS;  Shadow Director (Development) Exeter City Council

Emma Osmundsen MA MRICS;  Shadow Director (Development) Exeter City Council

Biggest professional achievement to date

Leading Exeter City Council to become one of the global leaders in developing and delivering high performance, low energy, health and climate resilient homes and public buildings.


Most profound business moment

Being privileged to present to audiences on the work I have pioneered for Exeter City Council in New York, San Francisco, New Zealand and Germany. Sharing the learning and experience of the City with other global cities and shaping their zero carbon agendas.


Best life advice ever received

Always take on things you’ve never done before; growth and comfort do not co-exist.

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

You can be a leader in anything you do, but true leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed. Always strive for authenticity over perfection.


If you could make one change to the world…

It would be for humans to value and care for our planet, its resources and protect its future for the next generation(s).


Heartfelt belief

Surrounding yourself with a trusted and loyal team makes all the difference. My successes are defined by the teams that have helped me achieve.


“Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results” Sir Ernest


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!


March Edition ‘Women in Business’ – AVAILABLE NOW!





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