Champagne house Veuve Clicquot presented its 41st Business Woman Award to Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid at a ceremony on April 23. The inaugural New Generation Award went to business founder Kathryn Parsons. Inspired by the independent thinking of Madame Clicquot, the Award celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit, courage and determination of successful women.
The winner of the first New Generation Award, Kathryn Parsons founded Decoded, a company that offers compact one-day training in digital technologies. The new award joins the globally renowned Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award, which celebrates women who have pursued remarkable careers.
There is a shortage of feminine talent in the new technologies sector, although more and more exemplary women are forging exemplary itineraries. The award shines a light on an individual woman while raising the profile of a global issue that concerns all women. At the age of 30, Kathryn Parsons embodies a bright future for female entrepreneurship.