Posted on July 29, 2014
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With only one day to go to our launch event at the Science Museum, we’re getting very excited about sharing the stories of all the amazing women who have contributed to our website. As The What I See Project founder – Edwina Dunn – believes, it’s so important to have good role models for both young and older women to look up to.
Our eighteen ambassadors embody everything we love about being women – not to mention all their achievements leave us gobsmacked. So here’s our final exceptional lady to inspire you:
Trailblazer Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe was a senior civil servant before making her name in the corporate world as the Group Executive Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs at Tesco. After leaving the position earlier this year, she has since turned her hand to governmental policy and, it has recently been announced, will bring her business expertise to the board of the 2 Sisters Food Group.
She earned a BA and MA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Oxford and is an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford. “For me, my career is very, very important,” she reveals in her What I See video. “I started [out] with the determination to succeed, both at home and at work.”
What we really admire about Lucy is that she is not afraid to be completely individual. “Actually, I had a breakthrough when I was given the advice to be myself and not try to be someone else. Once you decide to be yourself, you can put blue in your hair [this is not just a rhetical flourish - see her video for the evidence!], you can choose your own jewellery, and you can have strong views. You can feel happier about yourself,” Lucy says.
We're really looking forward to celebrating the stories of all our ambassadors and communicators at our launch at the Science Museum tomorrow... follow #WISPlaunch for updates!