Veuve Clicquot Celebrates Its 2024 Bold Woman Award At The Royal Opera House

14 June 2024

Veuve Clicquot Celebrates Its 2024 Bold Woman Award At The Royal Opera House

Veuve Clicquot, the iconic Champagne house, hosted the 2024 BOLD Woman Award Ceremony – a modern evolution of Veuve Clicquot’s Business Woman Award, which has been running since 1972 and is the first and longest-running international accolade of its kind – at the Royal Opera House. 

On the night, exceptional businesswoman Tracy Blackwell, CEO of Pension Insurance Corporation was announced as the winner of the 2024 Bold Woman Award by Veuve Clicquot. Francesca Brady, CEO and Co-Founder of air quality innovation firm AirRated, was awarded the Bold Future Award by Veuve Clicquot, celebrating up-and-coming female entrepreneurs. 

The likes of Karen Millen, Victoria Aspinall, Skye McAlpine, Otegha Uwagba, Emma Louise Boynton, Alice Liveing, Isa Guha, Matilda Goad, Georgie Huddart, Rhona Eskander and Dr Maryam Zamani joined host presenter Naga Munchetty, alongside previous Bold Woman Award winners and finalists Sharmadean Reid, Izzy Obeng, Katherine Garrett-Cox CBE and Roni Savage to celebrate the achievements of these audacious and innovative female entrepreneurs. 

Guests enjoyed Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and canapés in the prestigious Royal Opera House – this year’s official Veuve Clicquot Champagne partner.

The shortlist selected by an esteemed, independent panel of judges for 2024 also included Elaine Bedell, CEO of  The Southbank Centre, Jenny Biggam, Founder and CEO of 7Stars and Lyndsey Simpson, founder of 55/Redefined, who all emulate the qualities of Madame Clicquot, an original trailblazer who back in 1805 was renowned for her enterprising spirit, and the courage and determination to accomplish her goals. 

“In 1805, Madame Clicquot was the original Bold woman, and our two winners this year encapsulate everything she stood for. Succeeding in typically male-dominated sectors, both our winners excelled across the four key areas our judges assess. They both are successfully reinventing traditions, have clearly demonstrated entrepreneurial daring, championed better representation of female leaders and maintained an ethical approach”, commented Jean-Marc Gallot, President of Veuve Clicquot.

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