Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award is an international business award that brings together successful and influential woman from all over the world. Winning this competition is not only a recognition of business achievements, but also an access to the professional community named after the legendary Bard-Nicole Clicquot-Ponsardin. The award was founded in 1972 for the 200th anniversary of the legendary French House. Since then, in memory of the Great Lady of Champagne, each year women close to her in spirit receive an award for outstanding leadership qualities, entrepreneurial talent, creativity and the ability to make bold predictions.
Olga Izranova is a founder and a CEO of Motor Technologies Group of Companies. In 2011, Olga founded a small family business – the production of washing machines for parts and assemblies, where her husband and son-in-law were the first employees. For almost 9 years Motor Technologies became the largest manufacturer of washing equipment in Russia and the CIS, and the number of employees reaches 100 people.
For the Award history, more than 300 women from 27 countries became the winners of Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award. In 2018, the Award was held in Russia for the first time. The winner was Tatiana Bakalchuk, a founder and a CEO of Wildberries.
The competition was attended by female entrepreneurs over 21 years old, who independently founded a business, the turnover of which is at least 75 million rubles. Of the 94 nominees a special jury selected 15 semi-finalists who personally presented their business projects. According to the results of the presentations, 3 participants reached the final.