Wendy Scott: Former Business Owner of Nettl of Exeter
Biggest professional achievement to date
Going to University & being something of a family trailblazer since my father went to work at 14 and my mother at 15. Despite their steadfast encouragement, I failed my first undergraduate year. I was so out of my depth, nevertheless I dug deep, studied exceptionally hard and succeeded in gaining a first-class honours degree in Civil Engineering which taught me several valuable lessons, the most important one being, it is fine to make mistakes but learn swiftly from them!
Best life advice ever received
Kindness, humility and good manners cost nothing.
Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. I first read this book about totalitarianism as a teenager and it petrified me. It taught me to value freedom of speech plus appreciate living in a democracy.
If you could make one change to the world…
‘End genocide’ would be at the top of my list. Preventing mass atrocities and human rights should surely be core values held by any country, government, company or individual.
Goodness exists in everyone; it’s just that sometimes not everyone makes the right choices.
“In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision”
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!