Unruly co-founder and co-CEO Sarah Wood last night won Veuve Clicquot’s prestigious Business Woman of the Year Award.
Sarah was handed the award – dubbed the Oscars of female business leaders – for her tireless work growing Unruly into a successful global ad tech business, as well as her commitment to diversity in the workplace.
The award, whose previous winners include Harriet Green OBE, former CEO of the Thomas Cook Group, award-winning architect Zaha Hadid and Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of easyJet, is in its 43rd year and celebrates entrepreneurial women who have made a significant contribution to business life in the UK.
On receiving her award, Sarah said: “As an entrepreneur I know just how important it is to celebrate success, and as a mum of three amazing children I can see first-hand the significance of role models for the next generation of entrepreneurs and female business leaders.
— Veuve Clicquot UK (@VeuveClicquotUK) May 9, 2016
“So it’s brilliant to see Mme Clicquot continuing to inspire female business leaders to this day, and I’m delighted to be attending the ceremony with three exceptionally talented women who have been instrumental to the continuing growth of Unruly: Clem Carlisle, Lucy Greggains and Deana Murfitt, I salute you!”
Sarah was joined by Cassandra Stavrou, co-founder and CEO of Propercorn, who was awarded the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award.
Created in 1972 as a tribute to Madame Clicquot, Veuve Clicquot’s namesake and 18th Century founder, the annual Business Woman Award is the first international award created specifically to recognise the contribution that women have made to business life.
Julie Nollet, Marketing and Communication Director, Moet Hennessy UK, added: “We are thrilled to celebrate two incredible winners who come from such very different sectors, both are incredibly inspiring in not only their approach to business but what they continue to achieve outside their very busy working lives!”
— Sarah Wood (@sarahfwood) May 9, 2016