Meet the Member – Victoria Odey (JCI Southampton)

Meet the Member – Victoria Odey (JCI Southampton)

April 14, 2015 8:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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It gives me great pleasure to introduce our next Meet the Member (#JCIUKMTM) Victoria Odey, JCI Southampton Deputy President.

Which chamber are you a member of?
JCI Southampton

How long have you been a JCI member?
March 2014

What made you join?
My company Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

What is the most interesting JCI event you’ve been to and why?
I have experienced couple of networking events but the JCI Southampton Summerfest was my highlight FOR 2014 AND Inspiration Day for the first quarter of 2015.

Had JCI presented any unusual/interesting opportunities?
Yes, I think JCI has increased my leadership skills and professional abilities to forge strategic relationship with companies which would bring benefit to JCI Southampton.

What is your job/career/profession/business?
Business Growth Navigator

Has JCI had any impact on your job/career/profession/business?
My job is to provide best customer care and satisfaction to our clients. Being a governmental project on offering funding to SME’S in Hampshire I engage with a large number of businesses. The fact that I am involved in JCI, which is a multicultural network of divers business this impacted my communication skills and my confidence in.

What’s your proVictoria JCI Southamptonudest achievement?
Personal – My family
Professional – I successful organised 3 Business match making events on a very large scale.
Educational – MBA Graduate in 2014

What is your favourite colour of socks to wear?

Tell us something crazy/dangerous/inspiring/unusual you have done
In 2004 I went on a 26hours train journey across Italy with stops in different cities with no MONEY. I haven’t paid for the journey I worked my charm on the train conductors, inventing different reasons.

Here’s a picture of Victoria in her ‘modern centurion’ get up posing ready for National Convention.  You can book for National Convention in Barnsley by going to


Thanks Victoria!


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