2018 World edition of the summit to be complemented by the 2018 Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie Awards for global gender diversity and leadership excellence.
SINGAPORE, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. today announced that over 35 of the world’s most successful executives would serve as speakers and an additional 20 gender diversity/leadership experts would serve as coaches and mentors at the 2018 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women to be held in Singapore on Sept. 10, 2018. House of Rose Professional will also host the 2018 Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie Awards – the global gender diversity and leadership excellence awards on the evening of Sept 10. Registration for the summit and nomination for the awards is open at www.houseofroseprofessional.com.
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. 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 top leaders from the world’s best organizations and network for success. While the content is customized for women, male leaders are welcome. Since 2015 the summit has helped empower and train thousands of leaders for success from close to 200 organizations and 30 countries. Break the ceiling touch the sky® currently has editions in Singapore, India, Australia and Dubai and is supported by a host of influential associations and chambers of commerce from across the world. Over 550 leaders across industries and functions from over 135 Organizations from 30 countries are expected to attend the 2018 World Edition on Sept 10.
Confirmed early speakers at the 2018 World edition include Angela M. Korompilas, President & CEO, American Hotel Register Company; Max Rangel, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific/Middle East/Africa/Russia/Turkey, SC Johnson & Son; Mike Crichton, Region Head, APAC, Sandoz; James Michael Lafferty, Chief Executive Officer, Fine Hygienic Holding; Ryan Mai, President, Otis Elevator Company, South Asia Pacific; Claire Chiang See Ngoh, Co-Founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts; Anamika Talwar, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Africa and Asia Pacific; Max Amen, General Manager for Coty Professional Beauty, Asia Distributor markets, Middle East and Africa; Jackie Chew, Chief Risk Officer, Prudential Assurance Company, Singapore (Pte) Limited; Anna Gong, CEO and Founder of Perx Technologies Pte Ltd; Kash Shaikh, Founder & CEO, Besomebody, Inc; Alex von Behr, President, vBA Consulting and former Global Chief Customer Officer, Unilever Plc; Wu May San, Head of Human Resources, Suntory Beverage and Food Asia and Margie Warrell, Bestselling author and international leadership speaker, Pier Luigi Sigismondi, President, Southeast Asia and Australasia, Unilever; Sheela Parakkal Chief Human Resources Officer, Prudential, Singapore (Pte) Limited and Anna Mascolo, General Manager, Base Chemicals Asia Pacific and Middle East at Shell Chemicals.
Commented Stephanie Keen, Singapore Managing Partner and Asia Pacific Head of Private Equity, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee: "Different perspectives make us more effective, and so, celebrating and developing female leaders is fundamental to our success. Hogan Lovells is a long-term partner of the Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® summit and we are proud to see how we are able to create a positive change in the lives of so many professional women who come to learn and network at the summit. It is a privilege to be part of this movement as Hogan Lovells’ commitment to diversity and inclusion is as important on a local level as it is globally."
The summit day will be capped by the inaugural Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie awards, which will recognise gender diversity achievements from across the world in eight major categories including 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. A jury of 40 global, C suite leaders, 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, will lead the awards judging.
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."
Early sponsors for the 2018 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® include World Sponsor Coca-Cola; Platinum sponsors Prudential and Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee; Gold sponsors SC Johnson & Son, Suntory Food and Beverage Asia and Visa and Silver sponsors FleishmanHillard and Coty Inc. Sandoz is the primary inaugural sponsor of the 2018 Break the ceiling touch the sky Leonie awards.
The summit is supported by several of the leading chambers and business associations as INDUSTRY PARTNERS including Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC), British Chamber of Commerce (BRITCHAM), American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Australian Chamber of Commerce (AUSTCHAM), European Chamber of Commerce (EUROCHAM), Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SWEDCHAM), Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), US-ASEAN Business Council, EU-ASEAN Business Council, Singapore Council of Womens Organizations (SCWO) etc. Members of INDUSTRY PARTNERS, sponsor companies are eligible for the preferential Industry Partner delegate rates.
ENACTUS, Besomebody Inc., BWBusinessworld and exchange4media Group are Network Partners.
Companies wishing to take the lead on the diversity agenda as sponsors 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 many 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) /to view current list of partners/agenda, please visit www.houseofroseprofessional.com
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