2018 Break the ceiling touch the sky® Leonie Awards for global gender diversity and leadership excellence to be held on same evening.
SINGAPORE, Aug. 14, 2018 — House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. today announced its lineup of speakers for the 2018 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women, to be held at the Shangri-La in Singapore on Sept 10, 2018 from 0830 hrs to 2015 hrs. Well over 500 leaders are expected to attend this fourth annual world edition in Singapore.
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 has evolved since 2015 to become a key enabler of gender diversity around the world in the Corporate sector with editions in Singapore (world edition), India, Australia, Dubai and New York (Nov 2018).
For the 2018 World Edition discussion topics include the CEO’s viewpoint on the forces affecting your world and career; unlocking the power of gender diversity on your business; understanding unconscious bias and working to overcome it; how I broke the glass ceiling; answering the toughest career questions you ever had, etc.
Speakers include Claire Chiang See Ngoh, Co-Founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts; Magesvaran Suran, President, P&G Asia Pacific (APAC) and President, P&G India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA); Angela Korompilas, President & CEO of American Hotel Register Company; James Michael Lafferty, Chief Executive Officer, Fine Hygienic Holding, Kash Shaikh, Founder & CEO, Besomebody Inc; Julie Hamilton, Global Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer and Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company; Mike Crichton, Region Head, Sandoz Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMA); Kimberly Hauer, Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer, SC Johnson & Son; Amit Banati, President Asia Pacific, Kellogg Company; Dali Sanghera, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Products, Asia Pacific, Accenture; Wu-May San, Head of Human Resources, Suntory Beverage and Food Asia; Rui Yuan Chen, General Manager, South East Asia and Korea, Coty Professional Beauty; Pier Luigi Sigismondi, former President, Southeast Asia and Australasia, Unilever; Rachael Gibbens, VP Customer & Sales, Product Support & Advanced Offerings — Asia Pacific and Middle East, Rolls-Royce; Alex von Behr, President, vBA Consulting; Anna Gong, CEO and Founder of Perx Technologies Pte. Ltd.; Margie Warrell, Bestselling author and international leadership speaker; Anna Mascolo, General Manager Base Chemicals Asia Pacific and Middle East at Shell Chemicals; Sharon Lewis, Partner, Hogan Lovells; Lynne Anne Davis, President and Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Asia Pacific; Maurizio Brusadelli, EVP & President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Mondelez International; Sheela Parakkal, Chief HR Officer, Prudential Singapore; Ryan Mai, President Otis Elevator Company, Southeast Asia, Jill Popelka, Senior Vice President, Head of SAP SuccessFactors APJ, SAP, Adeline Kim, Head of Products, Southeast Asia, Visa, etc.
The full agenda and list of speakers are at https://houseofroseprofessional.com/btctts-world-tour-2018/singapore/agenda/
Julie Hamilton, Global Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer and Senior Vice-President, 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.”
Commented Claire Chiang See Ngoh, Co-Founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and one of the first two women to be admitted to the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) in 1995, “I am delighted to share my experiences at Break the ceiling touch the sky and commend this summit for the contributions it is making to enabling more women to the top not just in Singaporebut across the world.”
The 2018 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® will be complemented by the inaugural Break the ceiling touch the ceiling® Leonie awards (which will be held immediately after the summit) on the evening of September 10 which recognise gender diversity achievements from across the world in several categories including Best Companies for gender diversity; best CEOs for gender diversity; D&I Leader Champions of the year; Inspirational women of the year. A jury of 40 global, C suite leaders, led by Julie Hamilton, 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.
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, Kellogg and Visa and Silver sponsors FleishmanHillard and Coty Inc. Fine Hygienic Holding will serve as Luncheon sponsor. Sandoz is the primary inaugural sponsor of the 2018 Break the ceiling touch the sky Leonie awards while Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee will support cocktails at the 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.
Sponsor slots close August 25, 2018. 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 of Break the ceiling touch the sky® and the Leonie awards combine two elements necessary for acceleration of gender diversity — training and learning from the best leaders in business and reapplication of the best practices of gender diversity linked to success. At the summit expect to meet the Companies at the cutting edge of diversity, the companies truly ‘walking the talk‘. If you are intent on unlocking the full potential of gender diversity on your business sign up for the summit.”
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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