Lisa Vanstone: Director of One Voice Media and PR
Biggest professional achievement to date?
I am really proud of what we have achieved for the Exeter Business Improvement District (BID). This includes building the InExeter brand, the website and marketing materials, launching multiple social media platforms and leading on all the communications. From scratch in 24 months we have created a comprehensive guide to the city and a programme of events in the city centre.
Most profound, life changing moment in business?
As a project manager for a training business I worked with and co-ordinated 30 actuaries to build a house for a family in Romania. It was a challenge, hard work and stressful at times but the end result and the impact for the family was motivation enough.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni?
Recognise and respect your own skills. And be kind.
If you could make one change to the world?
It has been 100 years since women got the vote, but there is still a long way to go. Making the world equally safe and fair for men and women would be my first change; a catalyst for many more changes to people’s lives for the better.
“No one can take your education away from you”
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!