Louise Fellows: Head of Public Sector, O2 UK
Biggest professional achievement to date?
Being appointed Head of Public Sector; a role that captures my values and core beliefs of helping the most vulnerable people in our society live better through digital technology and leading a team of 55 public sector professionals across 5 key verticals (Home Affairs, National Infrastructure Services, Local Communities, Central Government) serving over 1000 customers across the UK.
Most profound, life-changing, business moment?
Delivering a Tablet Lending scheme to the most vulnerable people in our society enabling those living in poverty to become digitally included and connect with the outside world in a new and exciting way.
Best life advice ever received?
Be authentically you; never try to be something you are not and don’t have any regrets. My glass if always half full
If you could make one change to the world?
I would ensure we made our Public Services work for everyone. We need to look after the most vulnerable in our society and I believe Digital Technology is the way forward. In order to change the world we need to look on our own door step first, make our country great and then we can help others.
“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to leave sight of the shore”
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!