Mr S unleashed his inner-feminist at the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Awards last night. Veuve Clicquot president Jean-Marc Lacave was clearly feeling equally empowered by the opposite sex, telling Mr S ‘in sixty years my dream is to have a businessman awards because the world will be run by women.’ Mr S, a convinced feminist, concurs entirely.
The awards, at Claridge’s, were graced by today’s – and tomorrow’s – female entrepreneurs. Easyjet CEO Carolyn McCall, designer Lulu Guinness OBE, Martha-Lane Fox CBE (co-founder of lastminute.com and founder of JoJo Maman Bébé), and previous winner Laura Tenison MBE were all in attendance.
Jenny Dawson, founder of Rubies in the Rubble, was granted the New Generation Award. The Business Woman Award went to Harriet Green, CEO of Thomas Cook, who quoted Maya Angelou in her acceptance speech: ‘people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’ Mr S felt the need to up his game.