The finalists for the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award have been announced. Since 1972, the awards have honoured women impacting different aspects of business today and celebrate those who share the same qualities as Madame Clicquot: an original trailblazer; an enterprising spirit, and her courage and the determination necessary to achieve her business goals.

The distinguished Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award is the longest running award for female business leaders and has recognised some of the UK’s most notable business women – from Liv Garfield, CEO at Severn Trent and formerly the FTSE 100’s youngest female CEO to renowned architect, Dame Zaha Hadid.

The 2019 Business Woman Award finalists are:
Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel 4
- Jo Whitfield, Retail Chief Executive, Co-op

This year sees the continuation of the Veuve Clicquot Social Purpose Award, which was introduced in 2017. The Social Purpose Award celebrates business women championing social purpose beyond their core business case, encapsulating Madame Clicquot’s passion for establishing and fostering long-standing business relationships, and a commitment to business beyond profit.

The finalists for the Social Purpose Award are:
- Sherry Coutu, Founder and CEO, Founders4Schools
Cecilia Crossley, Founder, From Babies with Love

Now in its sixth year, The Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award finalists were also announced today. This award recognises the pioneers of tomorrow’s successful businesses and continues to be synonymous with unearthing and celebrating exciting new female talent in the UK. The shortlist reflects the core attributes that Madame Clicquot exhibited in her formative years, such as a fearless approach and innovative thinking to achieve her goals.

The New Generation Award finalists are:
Susie Ma, Founder & CEO, Tropic Skincare
Poppy Gustafsson, co-founder and CEO, Darktrace

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