Veuve Clicquot in conjunction with Virgin Islands Property & Yacht has announced a new award category in the Virgin Islands Property & Yacht Readers’ Choice Awards 2016: the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award. Created in 1972 as a tribute to Madame Clicquot, the annual Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award champions the success of business women worldwide. The U.S. Virgin Islands, Tortola and British Virgin Islands are now included in the category.
Veuve Clicquot owes its extraordinary reputation to a remarkably modern woman, Madame Clicquot, who was an ambitious visionary and known by her peers as “La Grande Dame de la Champagne.” Married in 1798 to François Clicquot, owner of a champagne business, and widowed at 27, she took control of the company at a time when it was uncommon for a young woman to lead a business. Proud, stubborn and strong-willed, Madame Clicquot always demanded “only one quality, the ﬁnest.”
Highly prized and sought after, the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award is the ﬁrst international award created speciﬁcally to recognise the contribution that women have made to business life and is now regarded as the ‘Oscar’ for female entrepreneurs and business leaders. Consistent with the company’s international scope, the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award is now given in 28 countries, including the British Virgin Islands.
“Caribbean Cellars and Veuve Clicquot are delighted to partner with VIPY to celebrate the successes of BVI-based women in business,” said Robert Knock, general manager of Caribbean Cellars.
“We have so many excellent role models in business across the Virgin Islands that this promises to be a very positive and exciting addition to this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards. I encourage readers to nominate women who bring to life Madame Clicquot’s ideals: her enterprising spirit, her courage and the determina0on necessary to accomplish her aims,” Knock said.
To enter this prestigious award, visit: http://www.bvipropertyyacht.com/readerschoice-2016/ and provide a 200-300 word elevator speech, including full details of education and business achievements together with a photograph. A panel of business leaders will select the top three highly commended candidates, and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held in early October. Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated by others.
Voting for all categories, including the Business Woman Award, commences June 1 and closes on Sept. 30.
For the ﬁrst time this year, the VIPY Readers’ Choice Awards, in Association with Veuve Clicquot will extend to the U.S. Virgin Islands; thereby creating the go-to guide of the most talented people, best places and excellent services in the BVI, the U.S.V.I. and the whole of the Virgin Islands.
Categories: Best Architectural Firm, Best Provisioning, Best Air Travel or Air Tour Company, Best Real Estate Company, Best Bartender,* Best Resort/Hotel or Accommodation, Best Crewed Yacht, Best Restaurant/Bar, Best Day Charter, Best Retail Store, Best Health & Spa, Best Sailor, Best Land Activity, Best Vacation Rental, Best Marina, Best Yacht Brokerage, Best Marine Activity, Best Yacht Charter Company, Best Marine Chandlery/Maintenance Company, and the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award.
* Best Bartender will be chosen from the top six voted bartenders with a cocktail challenge that will be judged by an expert panel and held at the awards ceremony in early October.
For more informa0on, visit: www.bvipropertyyacht.com/readerschoice