45ème Prix Veuve Clicquot de la Femme d’affaires.
Created in 1972 to mark the bicentennial of the luxury champagne Maison, the award recognizes women with exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and pays tribute to Madame Clicquot, founder of the French Champagne house and a trailblazing businesswoman.
Veuve Clicquot once again celebrated women entrepreneurs at the 2017 Business Woman Award ceremony, which took place at the Automobile Club de France in Paris.
For the 45th anniversary of the Business Woman Award the jury of 400 people – including LVMH executives, prominent industry and decision leaders and previous winners – chose Sarah Lavoine and Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan, in attendance of Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources & Synergies, Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton and Philippe Schaus, Chief Executive Officer of Moët Hennessy.
“This award celebrates remarkable women who have shown entrepreneurial initiative and innovated, women who inspire us with their vision, their creativity and above all their bold achievements,” said Jean-Marc Gallot, President of Maison Veuve Clicquot.
Cartier is another luxury brand offering support for women entrepreneurs looking for coaching, financial support, networking opportunities and media visibility. Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. Since 2006, the Cartier Awards has supported women entrepreneurs leading creative, for-profit start-ups that are financially sustainable and socially impactful. The international competition celebrated its 10th Anniversary last year and continues to contribute to the global economy, by seeking out audacious female entrepreneurs who are making concrete contributions to finding effective and affordable solutions for future generations, as well as to encourage more women to achieve their full potential.
In addition to receiving a year of personalized mentoring, valuable media visibility and expanding networking opportunities, each laureate competing in the 2017 edition was granted a place on an INSEAD Executive Program (ISEP). This year, the prize money awarded to each laureate’s business has been increased fivefold from US$ 20,000 to US$ 100,000 in recognition of their contribution to finding innovative solutions for a sustainable future.