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 now open and will remain open till July 1, 2019. 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 breaktheceilingtouchthesky@houseofroseprofessional.com   On July 1, 2019, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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Best Technology that supports gender diversity/ women

Recognizes technology or technology based programs that clearly enable women to progress in career and life. Could be effort from a large company to enable women via technology or technology from a start up etc.

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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.

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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.

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Singapore’s Champion CEOs for Diversity

Recognizing the C suite champions for diversity right here in Singapore who are helping move the gender diversity agenda forward through personal action.

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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).

Nominations Open
March 2019
Nominations Close
July 1, 2019
Shortlist Announced
August 15, 2019
Awards Presented
September 2, 2019
Awards Jury Co-Chairs

Stephanie Keen
Managing Partner Singapore, Hogan Lovells

Alex von Behr
President, vBA Consulting and former Global Chief Customer Officer, Unilever Plc

Helio Fujita
Head, People & Organization Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Sandoz

List of Jury Members

James Michael Lafferty
Chief Executive Officer, Fine Hygienic Holding

Julie Hamilton
Global Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer & Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company

Max Amen
General Manager ANZ, Coty

Max Rangel
Chief Growth Officer, SC Johnson & Son

Helen Davis
Chief Supply Officer, RB North America

Carolyn Miles
President and CEO, Save the Children

Tony Frencham
Group Managing Director, WorleyParsons

Madhulika Mathur
Co-Founder, WeddingSutra.com

Kash Shaikh
Founder & CEO, Besomebody, Inc.

Penny Burtt
CEO, Asialink

Natalia Shuman
EVP and CEO, North America, Bureau Veritas

Lynne Anne Davis
President and Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Asia Pacific

Judy Howard
CEO, ENACTUS Australia

Annurag Batra
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and exchange4media

Malathi Das
President, Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations (SCWO)

Lucy Haydon
Deputy Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore

Dawn Tan Ly-Ru
Founder & MD, Ashurst ADTLaw

Pier-Luigi Sigismondi
Worldwide President Packaged Division, Dole

Victor Mills
CEO Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)

Joy Rice
Vice President, Pernod Ricard

Fumbi Chima
Global CIO, Adidas

Rachael Jarosh
CEO, Enactus

Glenn Osaki
President Asia, MSLGROUP

Ankush Raisinghani
Vice President HR – Asia Pacific and Africa, Kellogg

Richa Arora
Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Products Business, TATA Chemicals

Kathi Lunardi
Membership Director, US-ASEAN Business Council

Amita Dholakia Chaudhury
Sustainable Business Director for Unilever, South East Asia and Australasia (SEAA)

Stefanie Nickel
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Sandoz

Dali Sanghera
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Products, Asia Pacific, Accenture

Erica Marcellan
Director of Membership & Programme, Austcham Singapore

Gill McLaren
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Syntegrate Consulting, Strategy and Coaching

Chester Twigg
Chief Customer Officer, J&J Consumer

More jury members to come…

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).

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