December 18, 2018

Victoria Cañas, named Illustrious Citizen of Bilbao

Victoria Cañas, president of BIAAF, is recognized with the highest distinction granted by the Bilbao City Council

Yesterday December 17, Victoria Cañas was recognized as “Ilustre de Bilbao!, the highest civil distinction granted by the City of Bilbao to those citizens who are ambassadors of Bilbao for their contribution to culture and society.

Victoria Cañas, winery entrepreneur and founder of Mujeres Siglo XXI, is currently President of Bilbao International Art & Fashion her great project in her commitment to culture, art, fashion and employability of young people in the Basque Country. Cañas was accompanied by a large number of friends and family members who did not want to miss the opportunity to pay homage to the figure of a woman who with determination and effort has highlighted the role of women in society.

During her speech, Cañas highlighted the importance of empowering women and the need for them to step forward and become the engine of change to achieve sustainable economic development. She also explained her career that took her from El Ciego to Bilbao and still today she is still halfway between his winery “Díez-Cabellero” and BIAAF, a project she leads together with Charo Álvarez and Rocío Sánchez since its creation in 2007.

From BIAAF we can only join the numerous congratulations received these days. Congratulations, Victoria!