July 4, 2019 | News | No Comments
On Tuesday July 2, Veuve Clicquot hosted their annual Business Woman Awards ceremony for 2019 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
Kim Jackson (see above), principal of venture capital firm, Skip Capital, was announced as the Australian winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award for 2019. The award is bestowed on someone who the judging panel believe reflects Madam Clicquot’s qualities of innovation, audacity and fearlessness.
And this year, venture capitalist Jackson fit that bill. “I’m proud to be recognised alongside so many talented business women and am committed to continuing to support big ideas and growing Australian innovation,” Jackson said about her win per a press release from the event.
Jackson was up against a strong field of women this year. Finalists included Kate Morris, CEO and founder of Adore Beauty; Dr Catriona Wallace, CEO and founder of Flamingo AI; Emma Welsh, co-founder of Emma and Tom’s; and Grace Wong, CMO and co-founder of Liven.
As guests spent the night sipping Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008, they also listened to many different stimulating entrepreneurs speak about themselves.
The crowd was filled with many well-known names such as OzHarvest’s Ronni Kahn, Stylerunner’s Julie Stevanja, Sarah-Jane Clarke, Museum of Contemporary Art Director Liz Ann Macgregor, pearl queen Marilynne Paspaley, Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar, Bianca Spender, Monika Tu, digital entrepreneur Alison Rice, art consultant Viola Raikhel-Bolot and more.
Well-known Hollywood actress, producer and activist, Kate Bosworth, also made an appearance all the way from Los Angeles and presented the keynote address. During her address, Bosworth spoke about empowering woman and her connection and passion on this subject. “A lot of it has to do with Madame Clicquot, her life and the challenges she had to overcome, and the entrepreneurial spirit that she embodies. Now I’m in my mid-thirties, I am most attracted to people with an entrepreneurial spirit,” Bosworth said.
Liz Ann Macgregor, the previous winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award and the chair of the judging panel, also paid homage to Madame Clicquot during the event. “Now in its 48th year, the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award continues to pay homage to Madame Clicquot’s trailblazing spirit as the first woman to establish herself as a leading female figure in the business world. Our 2019 winner, Kim Jackson, shares her pioneering qualities, turning the investment community on its head with audacious flair, an innovator and leader and a worthy winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2019.”
Scroll on to see inside the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards 2019, below.
Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards 2019
2019 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award finalists
Kate Bosworth presenting the keynote address
Winner Kim Jackson and finalist Dr Catriona Wallace
Ricardo Antunes, Gabriella Kuiters, Kate Bosworth and Victoria Hogan
Ricardo Antunes, Kim Jackson, Arnaud Trossier, Gabriella Kuiters and guest
Finalist Grace Wong
Finalist Emma Welsh
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