Awards to complement the 2018 world edition of Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® — the success and leadership summit for women.
SINGAPORE, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. today announced a 40-member jury of global C suite executives as jury for the 2018 Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® Leonie awards for global gender diversity and leadership excellence led by Julie Hamilton, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer, the Coca-Coca Company, Alex von Behr, President vBA Consulting and Joy Xu, Head of Global Human Resources (CHRO), Sandoz.
The Leonie awards are scheduled to be presented on the evening of Sept. 10, 2018 in Singapore, following the 2018 World Edition of Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® — the success and leadership summit for women also taking earlier that day. Registration for the summit and nomination for the awards can be done via Nominations for the awards close July 20, 2018.
Over 550 leaders  across industries and functions from over 135 Organizations from 30 countries are expected to attend the day summit.
The Break the Ceiling Touch the Ceiling® Leonie awards will recognise gender diversity achievements from across the world in eight major categories — best Companies for gender diversity, best CEOs for gender diversity, D&I Leader Champions of the year, Mentor of the year, Inspirational women of the year, The tech for women award, male champion for gender diversity and the "Walk the talk" campaign of the year.  
The jury for 2018 includes key executives from around the world including Alex von Behr, President, vBA Consulting; Fumbi Chima, Global CIO, Fox Group; Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children; Victor Mills, Chief Executive, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC); Joy Xu, Head of Global Human Resources, Sandoz; Rachael Jarosh, CEO, ENACTUS; Lucy Haydon, Deputy Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore; Peter Sharp, President, Taubman Asia; Pier Luigi Sigismondi, President, Southeast Asia and Australasia, Unilever; Ankush Raisinghani, Vice President HR – Asia Pacific and Africa, Kellogg; James Michael Lafferty, Chief Executive Officer, Fine Hygienic Holding; Stephanie Keen, Managing Partner Singapore, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee; Max Amen, General Manager for Coty Professional Beauty incharge of Asia Distributor Markets, Middle East and Africa; Kathi Lunardi, Membership Director, US-ASEAN Business Council; Kash Shaikh, Founder & CEO, Besomebody Inc; Yukari Inoue, Managing Director, Japan and Korea, Kellogg Company; Max Rangel, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific/Middle East/Africa/Russia/Turkey, SC Johnson & Son; Malathi Das, former President, Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations; Sarita Singh, Director SMB Southeast Asia at Facebook; Penny Burt, Vice-President, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Visa; Shahira Ahmed Bazari, Managing Director, Yayasan Hasanah; Annurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and exchange4media; Anna Gong, CEO and Founder of Perx Technologies Pte. Ltd; Tony Frencham, Group Managing Director, WorleyParsons; Richa Arora, Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Products Business, TATA Chemicals; Dawn Tan Ly-Ru, Founder ADTLaw LLC, MD, Ashurst ADTLaw; Gill McLaren, CEO and Founder of Syntegrate.
Sandoz is the primary inaugural sponsor of the 2018 Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky Leonie awards and Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee additionally is supporting as Cocktails sponsor. The Leonie Awards are expected to attract participation from around the world, supported by ENACTUS, Besomebody Inc., BWBusinessworld and exchange4media Group as Network Partners.
Julie Hamilton, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer, The Coca-Cola Company shared, "Diversity is at the heart of our business. We strive to create a work environment that provides all our associates equal access to information, development and opportunity. We have seen great contributions via gender diversity. Our business is honored to be a world sponsor of Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® which will give participants a tremendous opportunity to learn from others, share best practices, network with peers and chart their own individual courses for success. I am personally delighted to be a Co-Chair of the global Leonie awards and play an active role in celebrating the successes of gender diversity in business."
Commented Joy Xu, Head of Global Human Resources, Sandoz, "We have watched with interest the growth of Break the Ceiling, Touch the Sky® — the success and leadership summit for women in its mission to enable women leaders around the world to learn, network and achieve. Given the deep commitment that Sandoz has to Diversity & Inclusion and gender equality we are delighted to be the primary inaugural sponsor of the Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® Leonie Awards, and to help recognize the top leaders and organizations around the world for their contributions to gender diversity and leadership excellence."
For the summit itself, early sponsors (for the 2018 World Edition of Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® — the success and leadership summit for women) include World Sponsor Coca-Cola; Platinum sponsors Prudential and Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee; Gold sponsors SC Johnson & Son, Suntory Food and Beverage Asia , Visa and Kellogg and Silver sponsors FleishmanHillard and Coty Inc. 
Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky — the success and leadership summit for women® is a one-day summit consisting of action-focused panel discussions, keynotes and a special speed mentoring segment led by C-Suite leaders sharing their own and their Companies latest techniques for success and leadership. The summit now has editions in Singapore (world edition), India, Australia, Dubai with a USA Edition in end Nov, 2018 in New York  and new locations to be added around the world in 2019.  Companies can enhance the leadership skills of their women  leaders at a fraction of the cost of other expensive training programs; delegates can leverage the day as a way of connecting with and learning from the top leaders from the world’s best organizations and network for success. Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® builds on the extensive global talent network nurtured and supported by House of Rose Professional over the years. 
Companies wishing to take the lead on the diversity agenda as sponsors for the summit may contact House of Rose Professional.
Commented Anthony A. Rose, Founder Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional and best-selling author of the book Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky: success secrets of the world’s most inspirational women which inspired the summit, "The 2018 World Edition and the Leonie awards combine the elements necessary for acceleration of gender diversity at the top – training and learning from the best leaders in business and celebration of the best practices of gender diversity linked to success. We welcome participation from female and male professionals and organizations intent on enhancing their success, building their leaders and sharing and learning from the best practices of other great Companies."
To sign up for the summit (sign up for the summit includes free attendance at the 2018 Leonie awards)/make award nominations please visit
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