16th May 2018
Working in partnership with Veuve Clicquot, Collegiate were extremely proud to be able to attend the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards (BWAs) this year.
The BWAs are the first and longest-running international awards created specifically to recognise the contribution that women have made to business life. Created in 1972, the award is a tribute to Madame Clicquot, also known as the ‘’Grande Dame of Champagne’’, who was the very first woman to establish herself as a leading female figure inside of the business world. For over 45 years now, the Awards have recognised exceptional female entrepreneurs and their personal successes. Like Madame Clicquot herself, the award has enjoyed an international dimension, honouring more than 300 women in 27 countries since its founding.
It’s an incredible award ceremony that empowers women in business - something Collegiate supports wholeheartedly. To support the next generation of women in business, Collegiate ran a competition for all female residents to win two tickets to the awards ceremony. To enter the competition, female residents were asked what makes them a future female leader in business. We received a wide range of entries, all bursting with entrepreneurial spirit, which made the job of choosing just two winners extremely difficult.
The two prize-winners were given the opportunity to accompany our Co-Founder and Finance & Compliance Director, Melanie Cuanalo, to the awards ceremony; she herself is a leading female entrepreneur and accomplished business woman. The event took place at Claridge’s in London on 9th May and was a great success, with huge congratulations going to this year’s winners Liv GArland, Stephanie Alys and Amanda Nevill CBE.