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First created in 1972 to celebrate its 200th anniversary, the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award pays homage to Madame Clicquot, one of the first women to establish herself as a leading female figure in the business world.  The judging panel is empowered to identify the top finalists who possess the same enterprising spirit, innovative thinking, bold ideas and bending of stereotypes inspired by Madame Clicquot. The winners excel across four pillars of success including reinventing tradition, entrepreneurial daring, championing better representation of female leaders and adhering to an ethical approach to business.

An international program recognizing the innovative and courageous contributions of female entrepreneurs, the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Award (formerly known as the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award/BWA) is the longest-running international award of its kind to recognize women who have distinguished themselves in building, taking on or developing a business.  To date, 350 women in 27 countries have been honoured.


Bold by Veuve Clicquot is a program designed to help improve inclusion, impact, and visibility. Built through key events across the world all year long, Bold by Veuve Clicquot supports women entrepreneurs and gives them a voice, encouraging future generations to be even more audacious.

Bold, in response to society’s evolution since 1972. The models of women’s success are no longer confined to the business world.

Bold to better understand the personality and strength of these daring women.

Bold to think about inspiration beyond a purely business dimension. To better understand these women with multiple backgrounds and achievements who have become an inspiration for other women in all fields.

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