Zaha Hadid Receives Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership

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Zaha Hadid‘s success has been highlighted by yet another award. The Iraqi-born, world-renowned architect was honored with the yesterday, January 21, at the international DLD (Digital-Life-Design) Conference in Munich. Since 2006, this annual award has honored female digital entrepreneurs for their visionary and successful ideas. Past recipients include The Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, former journalist and Wall Street technology analyst Esther Dyson, business magnate Martha Stewart, and more. 

As reported by Herald Online, Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda stated: “Leaders are needed when times are changing, creative leaders change times themselves. They make things – like Zaha. She’s unafraid to disrupt, she’s very optimistic. Today we celebrate her incredible optimism.”

The Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership honors women of outstanding entrepreneurial and creative achievement. The prize has been conferred annually since 2006 in memory of Aenne Burda, who passed away in 2005. As a visionary entrepreneur in post-WWII Germany, Aenne Burda turned a small publisher into the world’s largest fashion publishing house.

Previous DLD Conferences saw the following recipients of the Aenne Burda Award: Marissa Mayer (2006), Caterina Fake (2007), Martha Stewart (2008), Esther Dyson (2009), Mitchell Baker (2010), Natalie Massenet (2011), and Arianna Huffington (2012).

About the DLD (Digital-Life-Design):

DLD is a global network on innovation, digitization, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leader, opinion-formers and influences for crossover conversation and inspiration.

via Herald OnlineDLD 

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Zaha Hadid Receives Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership" 22 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=322371>
  • madhat kakei

    Congratulation I am glad to hear you get this price As Iraqi very proud of you
    TAHANIONA WA MUHABATI

  • Norma Fares

    What is sad is that achievers like Zaha from Iraq, Ahmed Zuweil from Egypt, Gebran Khalil Gebran from Lebanon… etc would not have became what and who they are if they have stayed in their native Arabic-speaking countries.