Global awards to support 2018 World Tour of Break the ceiling touch the sky® to Australia, Dubai, India, Singapore, USA and UK
SINGAPORE, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Singapore-based House of Rose Professional (HORP) Pte. Ltd. today announced the launch of the 2018 Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie Awards (the global gender diversity and leadership excellence awards) to recognize organizations and leaders from around the world that are making significant contributions to the progress of women in leadership and are testimonial to the increasing positive impact of gender diversity.  Over 40 of the world’s top leaders in business from the world’s most successful companies will be on the jury of the awards to ensure the highest standards of diligence. HORP also announced that Julie Hamilton, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer, The Coca-Cola Company, Alex von Behr, President vBA Consulting (former Chief Customer Officer, Unilever Plc) and Joy Xu, Head of Global Human Resources, Sandoz will serve as the three co-chairs of the awards jury. 

Picture from the 2017 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky in Singapore. The 2018 Edition planned for Sept 10, 2018 in Singapore along with the awards promises to attract over 500 leaders from 30 countries.

 
Unlike other single-country award programs, this awards program is an International one, covering at least eight major categories with entries accepted from around the world.  Categories include Best Companies for Gender Diversity, Best CEOs for Gender Diversity, Best Gender Diversity Champions, Inspirational Woman Leader of the Year, The Tech in support of Women Award.  The Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie Awards will be supported by over 20 of the most influential associations and carefully selected media partners.  
The 2018 Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie Awards will be sponsored by SANDOZ as primary sponsor, and will be presented on the evening of the 2018 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women on Sept 10, 2018 in Singapore.  Any leader who registers for the 2018 World Edition of the summit will have access to the awards segment from 645 pm to 830 pm. Over 500 leaders from close to 30 countries are expected to attend the 2018 World Edition of the summit.
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."
Added Julie Hamilton, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer, The Coca-Cola Company, "Diversity is at the heart of the Coca-Cola business. We have seen great contributions via gender diversity and want to continue to help accelerate this agenda around the world. Coca-Cola is honored to be a world sponsor of Break the ceiling touch the sky® and I am delighted to co-lead the Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie Awards jury."   
Shared Alex von Behr, President vBA Consulting, "It is a privilege to co-lead this jury. We do believe that the best practices for gender diversity and leadership excellence revealed at the 2018 Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie Awards will be of immense importance to a very large number of organizations that attend the world edition of the summit in Singapore and for the ongoing success of gender diversity around the world."
The Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie Awards will support the 2018 World Tour of Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women that goes to Australia (Mar 13, 2018), Dubai (Apr 11, 2018), Mumbai (May 8, 2018) and Singapore (Sept 10, 2018). Dates for the USA and Europe editions are to be announced in mid 2018.  The initial sponsors for one or more editions of the 2018 World Tour of Break the ceiling touch the sky®  include World Sponsor Coca-Cola, Award Sponsor Sandoz, Platinum Sponsors Kellogg, Prudential and Hogan Lovells, Gold Sponsors FleishmanHillard, SC Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Coty Inc,  Google and Suntory and Luncheon Sponsor Tata Masale. Sponsorship packages for all of the summit editions in 2018 are now open.  250 C suite executives from across the world are being carefully selected to lead the tour.   
To register for an edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women or to nominate/participate in the Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie Awards  please visit www.houseofroseprofessional.com
Concluded 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 Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie Awards are an extension of our continued mission to inspire women around the world to break the glass ceiling in whatever area they may be in and our pledge to press for progress.  The awards and the World tour are our contribution to the global acceleration of gender diversity and the advancement of more women in leadership and ultimately to the boards of more organizations. We welcome many more companies and leaders to join our movement as sponsors, speakers, and nominees for the awards. The awards celebrate the memory of my late mother Leonie and are in essence a tribute to every woman who aspires to success and achievement."
For full details visit www.houseofroseprofessional.com.
House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. is based in Singapore and operates across three segments –Public Relations (PR), Publishing and People.
Media/sponsors contact:
Email: anthony@houseofroseprofessional.com or call +65 83322017. 
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Source: prnasia

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