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Tropic Skincare Founder Susie Ma Shortlisted at the Veuve Clicquot Business Women Awards

The finalists for the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award have been announced today on International Women’s Day. Since 1972, the awards have honoured women impacting different aspects of business today and celebrate those who share the same qualities as Madame Clicquot: an original trailblazer; an enterprising spirit, and her courage and the determination necessary to achieve her business goals.

The distinguished Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award is the longest running award for female business leaders and has recognised some of the UK’s most notable business women – from Liv Garfield, CEO at Severn Trent and formerly the FTSE 100’s youngest female CEO and Anya Hindmarsh, renowned fashion designer.

Now in its sixth year, The Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award finalists were also announced today. This award recognises the pioneers of tomorrow’s successful businesses and continues to be synonymous with unearthing and celebrating exciting new female talent in the UK. The shortlist reflects the core attributes that Madame Clicquot exhibited in her formative years, such as a fearless approach and innovative thinking to achieve her goals.

The New Generation Award finalists are:

● Susie Ma, Founder & CEO, Tropic Skincare

● Poppy Gustafsson, CEO, Darktrace

Judges were impressed by both candidates’ abilities to drive business growth through innovation. Judges noted that Poppy has driven significant growth for Darktrace by being the first company to offer cybersecurity based on AI.

Susie at Tropic Skincare has grown a multi award-winning natural skincare brand in a busy market through her proprietary formulations and social selling framework.

Cassandra Stavrou, member of the judging panel and Founder of Propercorn, commented on the nominees:

“This year’s New Generation shortlist represents the huge breadth of expertise coming into the business world from the next generation of female leaders. Both Poppy and Susie are at the top of their game in their respective sectors, with unique innovation that shines through in the strength of their companies.”


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