Bold: A program designed for impact, inclusion, and visibility for Bold Women
Veuve Clicquot’s story is one of boldness, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit. In 1805, at just 27, Madame Clicquot took the reins of Veuve Clicquot after the death of her husband, at a time when women could neither work, vote, nor hold a bank account. Revered as one of the first businesswomen of modern times, her entrepreneurial spirit led to key innovations that revolutionized the field; the invention of the first vintage champagne in 1810, the creation of the first blended Rosé in 1818, and the riddling table in 1816. Indeed, Madame Clicquot’s focus on new opportunities and willingness to take risks as she expanded her business to all four corners of the globe set the stage for the brand’s support of women entrepreneurship to this day.
With the Bold by Veuve Clicquot program, Veuve Clicquot remains passionately committed to emboldening successive generations of audacious female leaders, recognizing women who have taken bold steps in their entrepreneurial journeys, achieved success in their various industries, and defied the status quo.
Indeed, the House relentlessly seeks to understand how the world is evolving and wants to be a driving force, making a real contribution – especially when it comes to female entrepreneurship. The Maison unveiled its first International Women’s Entrepreneurship Barometer study in June 2019, with the aim of delivering clear insights around the state of female entrepreneurship, identifying common prejudices, mental and structural barriers to be overcome and most importantly, driving public debate.
The Veuve Clicquot 2021 Barometer (second edition), conducted as the COVID crisis exerted pressure on global cultures and economies, updated the status of women entrepreneurs across the world and has provided the community with a rare tool: a true understanding of the state of female entrepreneurship. The latest barometer study, featuring 17 countries and 34,622 respondents (representative sample), includes Nigeria
It is with this backdrop that Veuve Clicquot will be hosting the first edition of Bold Conversations in Nigeria. The initiative hopes to give Nigerian women a global platform to showcase their impact, be more visible, and have their voices heard, as well as inspire future Nigerian female leaders to successfully embrace the spirit of boldness in navigating entrepreneurship.
This first Bold Conversations by Veuve Clicquot experience will unveil the results of the first-ever Nigerian female entrepreneurship barometer study.
To learn more about Bold by Veuve Clicquot in Nigeria, and how you can be a part of the launch, click here.