The winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2017 in Switzerland is Barbara Lax, the founder of Little Green House.
The winner was honored for her innovative spirit, creativity and business success. Today, Barbara Lax manages 120 employees in four Little Green House children’s multilingual day care centres (Gland, Tolochenaz, Versoix and Zurich) with over 600 customers. The idea for Little Green House dates back to 2010 when Barbara wanted to find a place where children and teachers would maintain a sustainable lifestyle and treat nature with respect. She created this ecological and innovative concept of the childcare centres network with the natural use of the languages and reflection of the cosmopolitan aspect of the regions.
Barbara Lax was selected among about 20 candidates. In the final round, apart from Babara were: Alisée de Tonnac (Seedstars) and Kamila Markram (Frontiers) – all nominated by a prestigious Jury:
- Babette Keller-Liechti, CEO Keller Trading, the winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2009
- Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO Bulgari
- Nadine Fau, managing director Moët Hennessy Suisse
- Olivier Brourhant, CEO Amaris, Ernst & Young Swiss Entrepreneur of the Year 2016
- Sabina Hanselmann-Diethelm, editor-in-chief Bolero/STYLE magazine
- phil. Sonja A. Buholzer, founder of VESTALIA VISION International Executive Coaching
- Stéphane Benoît-Godet, editor-in-chief Le Temps
Jean-Marc Gallot, the president of the house Veuve Clicquot was happy to participate in the Swiss edition of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award on the 30th of November 2017 in the Park Hyatt Zurich and mentioned that as Madame Clicquot Barbara Lax shares the same altruism and determination of a true entrepreneur. Such qualities serve a great source of inspiration for all women.
The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award was created to reward outstanding women who share the same vision, determination and passion as Madame Clicquot.
Photos: David Biedert Photography