Rachael Howourth: Director of Momentum South West Ltd
Biggest professional achievement to date?
Joining Auto Trader as the Office Administrator and leaving as one of the UK Sales Directors – managing a team of 60 staff and an annual budget of £97 million.
Most profound, life-changing, business moment?
Resigning from a great job to begin my journey as an entrepreneur; I felt exhilarated, scared, excited and incredibly determined. Now, just 15 months later, I’m planning phase 2 of my business model.
Best life advice ever received?
Surround yourself with people who aren’t like you; find people who have strengths you don’t have and who compliment your offering.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni?
Work hard. Ask questions. Prepare to fail & learn every day. Trust freely but don’t suffer fools. Be honest & act with integrity. But most of all…enjoy the journey.
Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?
My diary. It helps me to reflect on what’s been and gone, celebrate the present and plan for bigger and better things.
That when all is said and done, lifelong happiness is about people and the memories we create and share.
“Control the controllable”
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!