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19 October 2017

Business Women’s Week: Victoria Rae’s strength’s within

Women are not just in business across the world, they’re owning it!  We’re celebrating this week as a tribute to the millions of women who have and will take steps to allow the future generations of women to have success within their career. 

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As we continue to celebrate successful business women throughout the week of Business Women’s Week, we are a delighted to introduce you to our fourth woman who has been nominated as a BizSpace wonder woman.

Victoria Rea is the Asset Manager for the North East- a Geordie lass at heart who is known for being extremely hard working and a true team player. With her strong personality, good sense of humour and her ability to put 110% into everything she does, Victoria is a valued member of the BizSpace family. We are delighted to introduce Victoria and all she has to say…

What was your dream job growing up?

I wanted to be a vet until I had a week’s work experience. I didn’t even mind the operations but when we had to euthanise an old cat I realised it wasn’t for me as I ended up sobbing for the rest of the week!

Who do you look up to?

  • JK Rowling and her perseverance after publishing knockbacks
  • Katherine Grainger and Laura Kenny with their dedication and sporting achievements;
  • Keanu Reeves and his humility;
  • Prince Harry and what he has done with the Invictus Games;
  • ….Tony Stark?!!

Not forgetting, of course, my friends and family!

What is your superpower?

It’s a standard joke amongst my friends that people from all walks of life, even quiet strangers will open up and tell me their life story.

What’s been the toughest challenge in your career?

In my previous employment, I suffered a traumatic brain injury and had to have some time off work. When I returned it was so frustrating as I’d previously just finished successfully project managing a particularly complicated forfeiture of a large hotel in a city centre, and here I was constantly exhausted and confused by the simplest of tasks. It was a really challenging time of my life but I found I didn’t know I had and believe. I now have a better outlook on life.

What would you say to your 16-year-old self?

What on earth do you have all that hairspray in your hair for?

Lucky for me there no social media back then!

What advice would you give To young women today?

Be yourself, have confidence in your skills and don’t be afraid to voice your opinion. Learn to appreciate the experience of others; there is always someone who knows more about something than you.  

Thank you, Victoria, for your words and advice for women around the world today. It is great to have our BizSpace family offering inspirational words of wisdom. Here’s to all women of the business world!