Maureen Gori Di Murden: Inward Investment Manager, Exeter City Council
Biggest professional achievement to date?
Bringing the Met Office to Exeter. The Met Office are an amazing organisation to work with and have really helped to put Exeter on the map. Big things can happen when you work as a team, and that’s exactly what happened with the Met Office relocation: different organisations from across Exeter all came together to attract and then relocate the Met Office.
Most profound, life-changing, business moment?
Taking on the family business after my Dad’s sudden death. My hat goes off to all small business owners out there. I quickly found out just how hard work it is to keep all the plates spinning in a small business and just how much you need to know about everything to make a small business succeed. Small businesses are a major contributor to our economy and also add vibrancy and diversity. This should be recognised and celebrated.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni?
Knowledge is power; never stop learning.
If you could make one change to the world?
Get everybody cycling! I’m Dutch and known for being passionate about cycling. And why not? It’s the way to see the world, it keeps you healthy and it helps ease congestion and pollution.
“Live life with no regrets”
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!