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By Rhea Cartwright
Veuve Clicquot is a brand that needs no introduction. Their instantly recognizable yellow hue has become synonymous with the celebratory sharing of good news, a party you’ll never forget and dinner parties in which the conversations flow almost as well as the champagne. Not only known for the best bubbles, but Veuve Clicquot has also proved its ongoing commitment to empowering women in business with the Bold Woman awards.
With the 2022 nominations now open, the Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Awards launched in 1972 to celebrate its 200th anniversary, as an international celebration of female entrepreneurs who are reinventing traditions with success. Past winners have included Anne Pitcher, Group MD of Selfridges, Celia Pool, co-founder of sustainable period products brand DAME and of course, CEO of The Stack, Sharmadean Reid.
“77% of women feel inspired by female entrepreneurs, but only 31% of them can name one”
Honouring female leadership, the awards are inspired by Madame Clicquot herself, who revolutionised the champagne industry at the age of twenty-seven, after the death of her husband. After becoming a veuve, which is the french word for widow, and a single mother to a six-year-old child, she broke social norms and stereotypes by spearheading the brand to unrivalled success back in 1805, when women weren’t legally allowed to open their own bank accounts or work.
As entries close on 26th November 2021, it’s time for the next cohort of Bold Women to make their mark. Comprising of two categories, the Bold Woman Award and the Bold Future Award, nominees can enter by registering themselves and completing an entry via the Veuve Clicquot website. According to Veuve Clicquot’s latest study, 77% of women feel inspired by female entrepreneurs, but only 31% of them can name one. Let’s help change that today.
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