|1||Celebrate cross-industry, gender diversity success and leadership excellence.|
|2||Network with global C-suite jury members from the world's most successful companies|
|3||Be inspired to build your company's business and reputation|
ABOUT THE AWARDS
The Break the ceiling touch the sky® 2019 – The Leonie Awards (The global gender diversity and leadership excellence awards) are an annual awards designed to recognize organizations and individuals 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. The awards provide inspiration to the world on best practices in gender diversity and leadership. The awards were founded by Anthony. A. Rose, best-selling author and Founder of Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women® to honor his late mother Leonie. The summit enables women from around the world to learn, network and achieve. Unlike other single country award programs, this award program is an International one, with entries accepted from around the world.
ABOUT THE AWARDS JURY
The awards jury comprises 50 of the worlds most respected leaders in business drawn from multiple locations around the world from the worlds most successful Companies. Each C suite jury member must compulsorily have at least 20 years of business experience leading a business or large organization. Jury members have been carefully hand picked for their global experience, deep experience with gender diversity and its evolution and their own commitment and passion to the progress of women into the highest levels of leadership. Only the most credible leaders with outstanding impact on business and their organizations are nominated onto this global award jury. The jury of the Break the ceiling touch the sky® 2019 -The Leonie Awards (The global gender diversity and leadership excellence awards) is a “by invitation only” group.
ABOUT THE AWARDS PROCESS
NOMINATIONs for the 2019 BTC Leonie Awards are closed. Entries are accepted on the basis of work in 2018-19 and must be made via choosing the specific categories on this page, then a nominal entry fee paid (all donated to Save the Children), and entry form filled in and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Shortlisted Companies and Individuals will be updated that they are on the shortlist, and invited to secure participation at the 2019 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women on Sept 2, 2019 in Singapore (Attendance at the awards evening is free for all signups for the summit).
Best Companies For Gender Diversity
Highlights the top Companies who walk the talk on gender diversity and the advancement of women and are best in class in making gender diversity fundamental to the company’s success.
Best CEO’s/Presidents Leading on Gender Diversity
Highlights the top Role Model leaders who have led and best integrated and leveraged gender diversity as a competitive advantage for their organization and industry.
Best Diversity & Inclusion/ HR Leader Champions
Highlights the outstanding achievements of the Heads of Diversity/ HR that have demonstrated outstanding leadership to leading and executing the gender diversity agenda.
Best Mentor of the Year
To recognize the contributions of a leader who has given of her/his time and effort in a truly selfless manner to mentoring young leaders, way beyond the call of duty
Best “Walk the Talk” Campaign of the Year
Gender Diversity Marketing and activation Campaign of the year Award. This award recognizes a marketing effort that has played a major role in supporting gender diversity or the advancement of women in the workplace both in talk and in “walk”.
Best Inspirational Woman Leader of the Year
The most inspirational woman leader of the year award recognises the significant contributions a female leader has made not just to her business, but also as an inspirational role model for other professional women and in her community.
Best Male Champion for Gender Diversity
Recognizes the Male Champions (irrespective of level) who support gender diversity and the advancement of women and who tirelessly and creative support women in leadership.
Best HR/D&I Team for overall impact in industry
Recognises the entire D&I team of a Company versus an individual for inspirational D&I leadership within their own Company and also within the broader industry. Recognizes the teams contribution to collaborating for greater impact with multiple companies.
Best Companies for overall Diversity & Inclusion
The most inspirational overall Diversity & Inclusion strategy/ program that encompasses all forms of diversity – gender, nationality, race, disability, style, etc. Could be national/regional/ global. Clear track record of the intervention having measurable success.
To access to the actual 2019 Leonie Awards evening on Sept 2, 2019 is reserved for paid delegates of the 2019 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women. All delegates at the day summit (0830 to 1745) receive free access to the evening awards session (1830 to 2030).
Awards Jury Co-Chairs
Managing Partner Singapore, Hogan Lovells
Alex von Behr
President, vBA Consulting and former Global Chief Customer Officer, Unilever Plc
Head of People & Organization for Sandoz International Region (Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Latam)
List of Jury Members
Chief Commercial Officer, Diageo
James Michael Lafferty
Chief Executive Officer, Fine Hygienic Holding
General Manager ANZ, Coty
Chief Growth Officer, SC Johnson & Son
President and CEO, Save the Children
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Sandoz
Group Senior Vice President, Worley
Worldwide President Packaged Division, Dole
EVP and CEO, North America, Bureau Veritas
Former Chief Customer Officer, J&J Consumer
CEO, ENACTUS Australia
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and exchange4media
President, Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations (SCWO)
Deputy Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
Dawn Tan Ly-Ru
Founder & MD, Ashurst ADTLaw
Vice President HR – Asia Pacific and Africa, Kellogg
CEO Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)
Global CIO, Adidas
Chief Human Resources Officer, PepsiCo Greater China Sector
Kathi Lunardi, Leading Corporate Partnerships and events, Pennsylvania Ballet
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Products, Asia Pacific, Accenture
Director, Global Business Group, Southeast Asia & South Asia at Facebook
Amita Dholakia Chaudhury
Sustainable Business Director for Unilever, South East Asia and Australasia (SEAA)
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Syntegrate Consulting, Strategy and Coaching
More jury members to come…