Sue McQueenie: Managing partner, McQueenie Mulholland
Biggest professional achievement to date
Setting up our Exeter based Marketing, PR and Communications agency. The last three years or so have been a rollercoaster; growing our marketing and PR business from just two of us, to a team of nine. My professional achievements come every day when we get results for our clients.
Best life advice ever received
Have faith in yourself; if you believe you can do it, you can.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school,college or university…
Be kind and treat people with respect. You are probably not going to like everyone you meet as you progress through your career, but it’s a small world and the chances are you’ll cross paths with people time and again. Better to be remembered as the person who had a lot of time for others than the office mean girl. Take the work you do seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously…
Which book has had the greatest influence on your life?
So many books have had a profound impact on me. I remember being blown away by the Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad as a teenager and around the same time I read the Wasp Factory by Iain Banks which was like nothing I had read before.
“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching”
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!