Sam Curtis: Director of Business Banking for NatWest in Exeter & Devon -100 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN 2018
Biggest professional achievement to date
Supporting our local business communities through some turbulent years. The years since the financial crisis have been very challenging for local businesses, with many finding it hard to survive and prosper. Leading a Team of business bankers, who serve the local SME market, has meant that I have had to engage even more with my customers to help them through those difficult times.
Most profound, life-changing, business moment
Having had a career break to raise my two children and then returning to work part time, it dawned on me that there was so much more that I could do to challenge myself professionally, whilst adding value to my colleagues and customers. That realisation gave me the confidence and drive to push myself forward and develop new skills.
Best life advice ever received
If you believe something is the right thing to do, then just do it! Trust your instincts.
Which book has had the greatest influence on your life
Your Best Year Yet, by Jinny S. Ditzler. It’s a great book to help you set and achieve your yearly goals.
If you could make one change to the world
For everyone just to get along and respect each others values and beliefs.
“I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have”
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!