Zaha Hadid named Business Woman of the Year
Award is handed out by champagne brand Veuve Clicquot
Zaha Hadid has been named the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year.
Hadid was recognised for her design work, including the aquatics centre in London, and for philanthropic work.
She said: “It’s hard to believe, but it’s still difficult for women to break the business barrier. Through perseverance and hard work, I’ve been able to do so, but it’s been a long struggle.
“When I started my career in architecture it was very much a male dominated industry, but in recent years I’ve seen a growing number of talented female architects join the profession and succeed.
“This award shines a light on our achievements; and I hope it encourages more women to continue with the profession.”
The Veuve Clicquot New Generation award was won by Kathryn Parsons, founder of tech firm Decoded.