Penny Scott: Partner, Cartridges Law
Biggest professional achievement to date?
Running a legal business that I’m proud of, with people I really like and admire. Keeping ahead of changes in the legal services market. Thriving whilst staying true to our ethical heart. Championing women in the workplace and celebrating their achievements. Helping clients stand up for their legal rights. Becoming Chair of the Family Law Committee of The Law Society
Most profound/life-changing, business moment?
Moving into the law from a youth social work background. I’d had my own children and knew I wanted a real and powerful professional skillset. Studying part time and qualifying as a lawyer, aged 38. Being the role model I wanted my children to have.
Best life advice ever received?
Be true to yourself
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni?
Respect the people who fought for your rights; engage with the rights you have; work for better rights for all.
Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne. it’s so funny and brilliant and it ensured I went to do an English degree.
“Kindness is a great (and highly underrated) virtue”
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!