“A day in the life of Vivienne O Keeffe, CEO at Anu Ventures Ltd & World Female CEO of the year 2020.

Vivienne O’Keeffe is the CEO at Anu Ventures Ltd, a VC firm where
she is fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and is expanding her
team with sector-specific experts and is a Blockchain advocate. She
is actively leading a successful initiative aligning with several Global
Influential Groups, other VC Firms, and Global World summit 2020
where she is a Judge. She is also World Female CEO of the year
Q 1- How does your normal day begin? 
I tend to follow a morning routine more often than not. Usually, I wake up quite early as I relish in the peace and quiet at that time because as soon as I start work it’s non-stop.
I always write my “What must be done today list” because I tend to get distracted especially working from home.
Walking my 2 dogs is compulsory and non-negotiable. They have their priorities firmly in place.
Q 2- What are your biggest daily challenges? 
Honestly, it’s stopping myself from getting distracted whilst working from home.
I was always used to going to my office or physical meetings where your presence demanded full attention, eye contact and not dogs barking, house alarms blasting and the chirpy chatter of 1000 birds outside my home office.
Q3- What do you love most about your job? 
People, people and people. Each day is a chance to share innovative and creative thoughts with work colleagues. I feel I give people hope as I am, by nature, a very positive, chatty person.
Q 4- What do you do to relax? 
With Covid19 in the country, my choices of what I find relaxing have changed dramatically. 
I used to love to dance, salsa mostly. Visit a friend or go to see a live show, anything where I was interacting with people. Now its either watching a movie, sometimes sewing, or bringing my dogs for an evening stroll. 
Q 5-Favourite staycation destination in Ireland and why? 
I adore Killarney, not the town persay, nice and all that it is but it is the surrounding, astounding scenery.
The stoic Paps of Anu mountains, the breathtaking lakes, the rugged landscapes, a feast for my soul.
Q 6-Favourite holiday destination worldwide? 
London hands down.
I always found something new or some intriguing place full of history and mystery. Live theatre, millions of people, tangible energy. Sun holidays and hot countries are not for me.
Q 7-Favourite Business motto? 
From Etiquette of the Banker “The first rule of business, protect your investment”
Your personal investment is as important as your monetary investment. 
Q 8. Advice for young business entrepreneurs 
Have a clearly defined END GOAL and pay no heed as to how to reach it.
Live only for today as yesterday is gone and cannot be changed, tomorrow has not come yet, so, therefore, none of your business.
Vivienne O’Keeffe


Anu Ventures Ltd.