“Enabling women leaders in Singapore and across Asia a critical priority.” SEPT 8, 2015, SINGAPORE: “BREAK THE CEILING TOUCH THE SKY ©” – the success and leadership summit for women (and men who support gender diversity) from the House of Rose Professional today announced its 2015 line up of close to 40 top international speakers. Singapore will be home to this prestigious summit, scheduled for September 29 at the Mandarin Orchard hotel in Singapore from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. The summit has two key industry partners – the Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations (SCWO) and the Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) Asia Pacific Council. Gold Sponsors include PepsiCo, FleishmanHillard, Coca-Cola and Diageo and Silver sponsors are SHELL and Accenture. 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’, “Enabling women to higher levels of leadership in business is a critical priority for the region including Singapore. Catalyst studies have shown that companies with the most women Board directors, especially those with three or more women board directors, had better financial performance than those with the fewest women Board directors. BREAK THE CEILING TOUCH THE SKY 2015 is a MUST ATTEND EVENT for all women professionals and entrepreneurs serious about their own success. While primarily designed for women it is also open to men.” The summit fields a hand-picked line up of international business leaders and entrepreneurs from whom participants can learn best practices and techniques for success, network and build powerful customer relationships and accelerate their own career paths and businesses. The summit is enables a unique and cost effective way (SGD 399 per delegate at the best rate) to learn from the best companies in the world all in ONE DAY!! Expert panelists announced for BREAK THE CEILING TOUCH THE SKY 2015 © include: Alex Von-Behr, Chief Customer Officer, Unilever Plc; Julie Hamilton, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Yukari Inoue, Managing Director, Japan and Korea, Kellogg Company; Nancy Kielty, Vice President, Global Sourcing, Walmart; Su-Yen Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Leadership Institute ; Roxana Davis, General Manager, Integrated Gas-Resource and Hydrocarbon Management, Shell; Chester Twigg, Vice President, Customer Business Development, Procter & Gamble ; Gill McLaren, General Manager, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei Region, The Coca-Cola Company; Lynne Anne Davis, President, Asia Pacific, FleishmanHillard; Laura Ashton, Marketing Leader, Asia Pacific Region and Global Relationship Marketing, A T Kearney; Malini Vaidya, Managing Director, Singapore/Southeast Asia, Spencer Stuart ; Anuradha Challu, Vice President, HR-Core Services, PepsiCo Asia Middle East and Africa; Joy Rice, Supply Chain Director, Global Travel and Middle East, Diageo; Stephanie Keen, Managing Partner, Singapore, Hogan Lovells ; Amy Kong, Asia Director, Learning and People Development, MSL; Paul Prendergast, Managing Director, Consumer Goods and Services Accenture Singapore; Meghan Connolly, Managing Director and Head of personal Loans and Revolving Credit, Standard Chartered Bank; Malathi Das, President, Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations (SCWO); Patricia Goh, Managing Director, SMG, Singapore; Rosaline Koo, Founder & CEO, CXA; Madhulika Mathur, Co-Founder,; Anika Grant, HR Lead APAC and ASEAN, Accenture; Angeline Martyn, Director, Save the Children, Rhonda Wong, CEO, Anthill Realtors; Sreyashi Sen, Founding Director of United Entertainment and Media Pte Ltd; Chris van Someren, Chief Executive, Ascentador; Deborah Biber, Chief Executive, Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC); Madhabi Puri Buch, CEO, the Farm Juicery, India and CEO, the Doctor’s Checklist, Singapore; Krish Iyer, Founder and Chief Catalyst, Qua Aliter Associates, Hasan Basar, Founder and Managing Director, Bangkok PR, Yuet Ming Tham, Partner & Chair of Diversity Partner & Chair of Diversity Committee, Asia Pacific, Sidley Austin LLP; Jake Maxwell Watts, the Wall Street Journal. Jaideep Shergill, Founding Partner, Pitchfork Partners, Lizi A. Jalil, Managing Director, EM-CAP Partners Pte. Ltd; Joanne Soo, CEO, ACE Adventure (part of the all-women team that successfully summited Mt. Everest); Julia Raiskin, Managing Director and Head of G10 Rates Sales for Asia Pacific at Citi; Denise Lim, serial entrepreneur – and La Esquina Asiatica Dominic Gamble, CEO and co-founder, Pooja Arora, Director, and Kavita Jhunjhunwala, Director, WS Group Pte. Ltd. Umran Beba, SVP and Chief HR Officer, PepsiCo AMEA shared, “At PepsiCo diversity is leveraged as a competitive business advantage. It fuels innovation and fosters engagement with employees, consumers and external communities. PepsiCo has a long history of supporting women’s talent development in the workplace and we are proud to be able to exchange best practices with other participants at the summit.” 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. By building a diverse and inclusive workplace, we seek to leverage our global team of associates, which is rich in diverse people, talent, ideas and experiences. We have seen great contributions via gender diversity. We are partnering with Break the Ceiling, Touch the Sky 2015 both to share and to learn.” [9/10/2015 11:52:36 PM] Anthony Rose: “Women are a significant percentage of our consumer and employee bases. However, women are quite selfless – putting everything else before self -including partner and family. As a result, self-development is lower on the priority list. In addition, a woman’s access to world-class training and development opportunities is often very limited. This summit is an excellent means by which women can learn, network and connect in a cost effective way. It is also a great way to stay in touch with our female customers,” shared Joy Rice, Supply Chain Director, Global Travel and Middle East, Diageo. Added Malathi Das, President, SCWO, “Ever since its establishment in 1980, SCWO’s mission has been to actively educate and inform, and advocate for Equal Space, Equal Voice and Equal Worth and work towards the goal of advancing the status of women. One of our key initiatives – BoardAgender, aims to provide a forum to facilitate a greater awareness of the benefits of gender balanced business and the advancement of women into senior leadership positions and ultimately the boardroom. Break the ceiling touch the sky 2015 is allied to this objective and SCWO is happy to be an industry partner to this summit.” A special rate of 399 SGD is available for members of the SCWO, employees of registered NGOs, ECR Asia Pacific Council member companies, members of the ATHENA NETWORK and PRIMETIME NETWORK and employees of all sponsor companies (PepsiCo, FleishmanHillard, Coca-Cola, Diageo, SHELL and Accenture). Regular Individual Delegate passes for Break the ceiling touch the sky 2015 © are available at 449 SGD net for all individuals other than those covered in the para above. A special table rate (for seven delegates) is available for 2793 SGD net. Small enterprises and businesses are especially encouraged to leverage the SPECIAL DELEGATES PLUS EXHIBITOR package (for seven delegates and one pull up banner of 0.8 M X 2 M size) for 3888 SGD net. Concluded Anthony A. Rose, “We also want to share that we have reserved a small set of delegate seats for young women professionals of limited financial means who aspire to join the summit but cannot afford even the lowest delegate fee. They can write in to me at by Sept 15 with a 250 word essay on what they are currently doing, their personal challenge, why they should be allowed to join, what they hope to learn and how they will use that learning to make a positive change to their careers and to the community around them. We are calling this group the UNSTOPPABLES. From the write-ins we will select the best 20 to attend the summit at a fee of just SGD 20.” For full details on the summit, confirmed speakers and purchase of delegate passes and registration, please visit House of Rose Professional Pte.Ltd. is based in Singapore and operates across three segments – Public Relations (PR), Publishing and People. The PR division provides customized CEO/Corporate Reputation solutions, APEC advisory, Crisis Management, Influencer Marketing and Cross-border PR organizational framework strategy. The Publishing division provides publishing services to book projects of inspirational personalities/ CEOs. The People division provides leadership training, executive coaching, executive search solutions and inspirational speaking. Media contact: Anthony A Rose Chairman and CEO House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. HP: +65 83322017 Email: