Rosie Denham: Account Manager at McQueenie Mulholland and Portfolio Holder for City Transformation at Exeter City Council
Biggest professional achievement to date?
Setting up and running my own business – SignUp BSL, with my brilliant friend Emily. Although I’ve recently moved on to a new job, SignUp is still going strong and I remain amazed that we were able to do something I never thought I’d achieve.
Best life advice ever received?
“Some of the most interesting people I know are in their 40s and 50s and still don’t know what they want to do with their lives.” (From my dad, when I was a teenager).
Which book has had the greatest influence on your life & why?
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee – I read it at school and it was the first book that made me realise novels could have a profound effect on the way you see the world. Also, The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing – not an easy read and still the book that I am most proud of having finished!
If you could make one change to the world?
More women in government and leadership.
The most influential woman in your life & why?
My mum – maybe it’s a cliche but it’s true. For her professional success, for the sacrifices she made raising me and my brother, and particularly for her kindness which I am still trying (and often failing) to emulate!
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!