Supporting female entrepreneurship is something dear to my heart. In March I was invited to an intimate dinner to elect the 2022 Bold Woman Awardees. An invite I joyfully accepted. For 50 years, the House of Veuve Cliquot has awarded businesswomen who have built, taken on or developed a business. To date, 350 women in 27 countries have been honored. In Switzerland 18 bold businesswomen were already awarded and in 2022, there are two more.

On the 1st of September, Veuve Clicquot presented the two Swiss winners in a special ceremony at Aura restaurant in Zurich. Unfortunately, as I hosted an event for Patek Philippe that night, I couldn’t join the celebration. However I would like to congratulate the two winners:

Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Award 2022:

Antonella Santuccione Chadha – WOMEN’S BRAIN PROJECT
Women’s Brain Project is a scientific organization addressing the influence of sex and gender on mental and brain diseases.

Antonella Santuccione Chadha , who is a doctor specialized in clinical pathology, neuroscience and psychiatric disorders, received the award for being her pioneering work in Alzheimer’s research. Not only is she the Chief Medical Officer at Altoida, a Swiss-American start-up company, she also founded the Women’s Brain Project with three colleagues to research the female characteristics of brain diseases. Her company received special attention with scientific publications on the gender-related differences in Alzheimer’s disease.

Veuve Clicquot Bold Future Award 2022:

Arts & Design Manufacture offers exclusive artisanal creations in the realization of high-end watchmaking projects.

Fanny Queloz was recognized as a young entrepreneur, and administrator of Arts & Design Manufacture. The company in Chaux-de-Fonds was founded in 2019 and offers exclusive handcrafted watchmaking creations. The 32-year-old is committed to maintaining and developing this craftsmanship so that the company can continue to establish itself in a niche market. The relationship with her employees is particularly important to her. She works a lot with local subcontractors and strives to offer innovative materials with respect for the environment. All processed raw materials are certified, controlled and traceable in compliance with the «REACH» guidelines.

If you would like to find out more about this year’s awards and the guidelines, click here for the previous post.

LoL, Sandra

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