Sandra Sampson: Director of Sampson Hall Ltd, Director of Motiv-8 SW Ltd and Trustee of BEEP -100 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN 2018
Biggest professional achievement to date
During 2017, our business Motiv-8 SW positively influenced and made life changing differences to over 600 people from some of the most disadvantaged and disempowering backgrounds. The challenges they face would derail the most resilient of those amongst us and to see people changing their lives for the better, is one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences for me personally.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from School, College or University
Be yourself because everyone else is taken; simple advice that grounds you and enables you to stop comparing yourself. Focus on yourself, keep life in perspective and be positive.
If you could make one change to the world
Education for all girls throughout the world. Everyone deserves the opportunity to grow and develop and this right should never be based on or influenced by politics or religion.
Do not judge. No matter where you come from everyone has good in them and everyone has something special to offer. You always have something to learn from others.
“Attitude is infectious. Is yours worth catching?”
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 fell in line with International Women’s Day on the 8th March and the 100 finalists have each been featured in this special edition. To see the 100 finalists individually featured, please grab a copy of our March edition by ordering through the link below. We will be publishing each woman online throughout March and April so keep an eye on our Facebook page or website for their stories.
A huge congratulations to everyone nominated and to the #100WomenExeter, you are all amazing!