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Veuve Clicquot seeks bold women for entrepreneurial award

August 31, 2020

Applications for Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Award France 2020 are now open. Image credit: Veuve Clicquot


LVMH-owned Champagne house Veuve Clicquot is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Bold Woman award.

The award, first given in the 1970s, honors entrepreneurial women. It is one of several ways Veuve Clicquot celebrates the legacy of its founder, a women entrepreneur herself.

Bold Women
Over the years, 350 winners from 27 countries have received the Bold Woman Award. It is part of the Bold by Veuve Clicquot program, which aims to support business women around the world.

Candidates must be a company founder or chief executive officer for at least three years, as well as have made transformative contributions to her field. They must also have an ethical approach to business, including engaging in social change.

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Recent winners include Chrystèle Gimaret, founder of eco-friendly daily cleaning service Artupox, and Saskia Bruysten, founder of Yunus Social Business.

Extending its Bold by Vueve Clicquot effort supporting women entrepreneurs in France, the Champagne brand recently partnered with the SISTA collective to create a new program called SISTA x BOLD.

The program is dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs as they recover from the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and the resultant lockdowns worldwide. Key to the effort is putting women entrepreneurs in touch with 100 mentors offering 1,000 hours of personalized guidance and discussion (see story).