International Women's Day Week to be Kicked off by 2019 Australia-New Zealand Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky(R) in Sydney – AsiaOne


Gender diversity, work-life balance, equal pay, career tips and techniques to take center stage.

SYDNEY, Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — After a stunning USA kickoff of the 2019 World Tour of Break the ceiling touch the sky® in New York on Feb 4, 2019, House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd today announced that a special International Women’s Day special edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® — the success and leadership summit for women would be held on March 4, 2019 in Sydney with solutions to the five greatest challenges women leaders face — work life balance, equal pay, harassment, career opportunities and children and career taking centre-stage. 

Coca-Cola, Coty, PepsiCo and Rentokil Initial have stepped up as the early sponsors of this special International Women’s Day edition also known as the  2019 Australia-New Zealand  Edition of  Break the ceiling touch the sky®.  The Sydney Business Chamber and Food Industry Asia (FIA) will serve as Industry Partners and Enactus and BWBusinessworld as Network Partners.

Confirmed speakers at the summit include Danny Celoni, Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand; Penny Burtt, CEO, Asialink; Max Amen, General Manager — Australia, New Zealand; Sweta Mehra, Chief Marketing Officer, ANZ; Alain Moffroid, Managing Director, Pacific Rentokil Initial; Lily Tang, HR Director, P&G ANZ; Melissa King, former CEO, Surf Life Saving Australia; Judy Howard, CEO, Enactus;  Christine Black, Director of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, The Coca-Cola Company; Tamerlaine Beasley, Board Member, Australia-ASEAN Business Council and Founder & Managing Director, Beasley Intercultural and Glenn Cochran, Regional Director Australia & New Zealand -Health, Reckitt Benckiser. 

Break the ceiling touch the sky® is a one day forum for women in leadership across levels and functions that enables them to learn from the best-of-the-best C suite leaders and gender champions in that country.  While content is customized for women, male leaders are welcome. The 2019 Australia New Zealand edition is part of the 2019 World Tour of Break the ceiling touch the sky® to USA (Feb 4, 2019, New York), Australia-New Zealand (Mar 4, 2019, Sydney), Middle East (Dubai, Apr 10); India (Mumbai, May 8), Singapore (September 2019) and Europe (October 2019).

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.

PepsiCo Australia and NZ CEO Danny Celoni commented: “The greatest innovation happens when there is a diversity of perspectives at the table, and this remains central to who we are as an organization at PepsiCo. From the way we recruit, retain and develop talent, to the opportunities our employees have to share ideas and participate in innovative projects — our commitment to diversity ensures PepsiCo has the best people doing their best work every day. We have an ongoing commitment and effort to workplace gender equality, and with the Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky summit focusing on solutions that work, we look forward to sharing what has worked for our business in Australia, and led us to be recognised as a top employer for women year on year.”

Max Amen, General Manager Coty Australia and New Zealand, added: “Coty’s purpose is to ‘Celebrate and Liberate the Diversity of Your Beauty’. We truly believe in the power of diversity and have seen its impact on our business. It is a privilege to be a part of Break the Ceiling, Touch the Sky, and continue to support talented female leaders in Australia and New Zealand.”

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, concluded: The 2019 Australia-New Zealand Edition is a unique opportunity for Companies to enhance gender diversity, develop their leaders and learn from the best practices of the world’s best Companies and leaders. It is also a great opportunity for Companies to step up and contribute as sponsors to the acceleration of gender diversity & inclusion worldwide. We look forward to having many companies and individuals join the summit on March 4.”

To register/sponsor queries visit www.houseofroseprofessional.com.

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