Born in Jamaica, Victoria and her family moved to the UK when she was 8 years old. She acquired her nickname Vix from her maternal grandmother who always called her Vixen as she was always being admonished for being naughty as a child! Excelling in school, her family thought she would follow in their footsteps into a career in medicine but Vix followed her own path. Even as a child, she was always an advocate for those unable to speak up for themselves. Into adulthood it was a natural choice to pursue a career in political activism, becoming a spokesperson for increased racial and gender diversity within advertising, the effects this has on Britain’s youth and challenging the stereotypical views advertisers often project.
Vix has always enjoyed being intellectually challenged and it has remained a standing joke amongst her close circle of friends that she could even begin a heated and passionate debate over something as simple as tap water verses premium bottled water! When not engrossed in work you will most likely find Vix curled up with a good book, usually something about ancient civilisation and social history but also the Discworld of Terry Pratchett! What surprises most people is that she is a secret Trekkie… after all who doesn’t love strong female role models like Michael Burnham and Philippa Georgiou!
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Stepping out of the elevator on the 52nd floor of The Shard, Vix scanned the room for her dear friend, Georgie. It had been a momentous week. After months of preparation she had finally given her presentation to the assembled world leaders at No. 10. The choice of the GŎNG cocktail bar had been an easy one. To celebrate this hard fort victory here with her closest friend and have this stunning city laid out in lights beneath her was awe-inspiring. London was not just her name and her home but the city was her inspiration and salvation. Taking a sip of the GŎNG’s iconic Black and Blue Swizzle (an unusual combination of whiskey, honey, lime, sherry and blue cheese) whilst taking in the spectacular panorama that is the London skyline from St. Paul’s to London Bridge, she mused that life really doesn’t get better than this!
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