Credited with such monumental achievements as London 2012's Olympic swimming pool, the Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, and Guangzhou Opera House in China, Hadid was chosen for her "great zeal as a businesswoman" as well as her ability to "adapt to change" in a primarily male environment. In other words, Zaha kicked a lot of butt.
Christina Jesaitis, senior brand manager of Clicquot, said Zaha showed the same determination as Madame Clicquot herself, a comparison certainly worthy of a toast. Check out her acceptance speech and get to know the other honorees in the video below. And then go ahead and take on the world. (Telegraph)
Image: Via Zaha Hadid Architects; Video: Via Telegraph