Vicki Jackson: Managing Director, Intellitender
Biggest professional achievement to date
Being recognised internationally as one of the top 40 under 40 in the world who do what I do, in 2017. And of course, now being named one of Exeter’s 100 most influential women in the city; a great honour amongst so much talent in the South West.
Most profound/life-changing, business moment
The decision to resign from my well-paid NHS job following the birth of my second child and making that leap to start my own business in October 2016.
Best life advice ever received
That it’s ok to want to be a great mum and a great business woman at the same time.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or university…
Find your passion; once you’ve found it, never stop investing in your own learning and professional development.
Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?
Just Ask the Universe by Michael Samuels; a blueprint for self-growth, commanding your subconscious mind and the law of attraction and I am a great believer in that.
As another inspirational woman Sheryl Sandberg once said, I look forward to the day in the future where there will be no female leaders; just leaders.
“Ships are safest in the harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.”
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!