Sass & Bide’s Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton are the Australian winners of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2010.

The award commemorates Madame Clicquot, who was arguably the first woman entrepreneur. Janet Holmes à Court, a previous winner of the Award and chair of the Australian judging panel, said: “Madame Clicquot was an innovator with global ambitions; creative, brave, tenacious, unconventional and ahead of her time.” said Janet Holmes à Court. “These are qualities the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award recognises and celebrates, and which Sarah-Jane and Heidi possess in abundance.”

The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award began in France in 1972 to commemorate Madame Clicquot, and to honour women who possess her qualities of vision, innovation, entrepreneurial drive, leadership, individuality and tenacity.
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