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Rebecca Broad: Freelance Communicator & Undergraduate Student

Rebecca Broad: Freelance Communicator & Undergraduate Student

Biggest professional achievement to date?

Sending that first invoice as a freelancer in 2015 and being paid for doing something I really enjoyed.

Best life advice ever received?

Life is short, do what makes you happy.

Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni?

Be patient and gentle with yourself; do your best to listen to what is best for your health, happiness and personal growth. 

Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?

The Horseman by Tim Pears. It’s the most breathtakingly beautiful, slow story which I credit with making me fall back in love with books.

If you could make one change to the world?

Eliminate sexism. It’s tiring, and dangerous, and holds everyone back, not just women.

Heartfelt belief?

That every person, every single day, has the opportunity to make the world a better place. Offer to get someone on the street a hot drink, or send a postcard to a friend who’s having a hard time – the smallest of actions can have big impacts.


“It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must step up the stairs”


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!


March Edition ‘Women in Business’




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