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Ann Daniels: Polar Explorer and International Speaker – 100 Most Influential Women 2018

Ann Daniels: Polar Explorer and International Speaker – 100 Most Influential Women 2018

Biggest professional achievement to date

Most known as a World record holder for being the first all women’s team to walk to the North and South Poles, but personal biggest professional achievement is leading 5 major scientific expedition, hauling heavy sledges over 2000 miles of Arctic sea ice, to help much higher educated people than myself understand what is happening to the oceans on this precious planet of ours.

Best life advice ever received

It is up to you to forge your own future.

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

Have the confidence and the courage to believe you can achieve whatever you want in life. It may take hard work but you are good enough. Don’t let anyone make you feel inferior.

If you could make one change to the world

That people would be kinder to each other and take care of the world they live in.

The most influential woman in your life

Every one of my daughters as they give me a reason to fight for what I believe in and to make the world a more inclusive place where women are valued, treated as equals and have the opportunities they rightfully deserve


“If your heart is beating, anything is possible”


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 falls in line with International Women’s Day on the 8th March and the 100 finalists will also be featured in this special edition. To see the 100 finalists individually featured, please grab a copy of our March edition by pre-ordering through the link below. We will be publishing each woman online throughout March so watch our Facebook page or the website for their stories.

A huge congratulations to everyone nominated and to the finalists, you are all amazing!


March Edition ‘Women in Business’ – AVAILABLE NOW!





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