Lauren Heath: Business Support Manager at Ashwoods Electric Motors/Food Blogger and Co-Editor of Dining Devon
Biggest professional achievement to date?
I’ll always be proud that I ran an 11-bedroom hotel at the age of 21, with 6 years in the hospitality industry under my belt. That achievement underpins my confidence to do anything new and ‘scary’ now.
Best life advice ever received?
To look at the problem, think about the possible solution and go with it.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni?
Listen, ask questions, and learn. Have self-confidence and, if you don’t love what you’re doing, use your spare time to swat up on what you do want to do.
Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?
Strong Woman: The Truth About Getting to the Top by Karren Brady. She is absolutely fascinating, pushed forward in a very male dominated world, and is still doing so now.
Have belief in your heart. Believe in yourself. Have doubts? Find others with the same spirit and connect with them, laugh with them, learn from them. Have that safety net around for the times you need it. Strong women are beautiful creatures.
“Say yes.. then learn how to do it later!”
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 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!