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The first Georgian winner of The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award is Revealed

The first Georgian Winner of The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award is Revealed

The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award was held in Georgia for the first time and the winner is Irma Daushvili, founder of company Dio. The winner was handed a trophy with unique engraving, she will be the brand ambassador throughout 2018; moreover, a vine will be named after her in Veuve Clicquot vineyard.

This traditional annual award from Champagne Maison Veuve Clicqout operates in 27 countries across the world. It praises innovative thinking, bold ideas and debunking stereotypes. For business women from around the world, the award has become some kind of „Oscar“, embodies new opportunities for future advances, new connections with potential partners and media.

Winners of this honourable award are the world-famous women, such as legendary architect Zaha Hadid, renowned British designer Anya Hindmarch, etc.

One of the most prestigious award for business women had chosen nominees in Georgia for the first time – four female entrepreneurs are: Nani Andiashvili, director and co-founder of an international corporation ICR, Maia Bibiluri, director of business tourism company BTL, Marika Bibileishvili, co-founder of tea-shop chain Teamania and restaurant chain Downtown, Irma Daushvili, founder of company Dio.

Veuve Clicquot is one of the well-known, high-quality luxury champagne brand in the world. Veuve Clicquot translates as „Clicquot’s widow“ and because of Madame Clicquot, a woman, widowed at the age of 27, the brand’s champagne became favourite beverage of European bourgeois. Clicquot’s widow introduced several important innovations in world of wine, such as „table de remuage” (a riddling table that clarifies champagne), first vintage champagne and the very first rosé champagne – blend of white and red wines.

In 1972, to praise legacy of Madame Clicquot once again, Veuve Clicquot charitable foundation set up an award for entrepreneur women, who share the same spirit, strong character and innovative outlook as Madame Clicquot.

When choosing nominees for the award, several qualities are required: business woman should have entrepreneur spirit and also cultivate this spirit in her own organization. The winner has to be recognized as a driving force for the company, the one, who makes bold decisions to make business successful in present and future. The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award winner ought to be a role model in the company and in public community.

Champagne Maison Veuve Clicquot was founded in 1772 and from 1987 is a member of LVMH Group. Headquarters‎ is still situated in ‎Reims, France, with a female leader Cécile Bonnefond. Maison vineyards are stretched across 393 hectares, cellars make 24 km in length and produced champagne is sold in 150 countries around the world. Veuve Clicquot’s exclusive distributor in Georgia is GD Alco.