Break the ceiling touch the sky (R) announces star CEO lineup for 2017 World Edition in Singapore

Largest day of learning and development for women leaders to be hosted by Singapore in 2017

SINGAPORE, Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd today announced 42 C suite leaders as speakers for the 2017 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® - the success and leadership summit for women®. 42 C suite leaders from the worlds leading Companies including Prudential, Coca-Cola, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee, FleishmanHillard, Accenture, Coty Inc., Visa and SC Johnson will lead as panelist speakers and coaches at the summit on Sept. 4, 2017 at the Shangri-La in Singapore. HORP expects 500 female and male leaders at the summit, which will be the largest single-day event, dedicated to the learning and development of women leaders, to be hosted in Singapore in 2017.

The speakers list at the summit includes Max Amen, General Manager, Coty Professional Beauty, Asia Distributor markets, Middle East and Africa; Shirley Yu, Group Country Manager, Visa, Greater China; Rachael Jarosh, President and CEO, ENACTUS; Shumit Kapoor, Regional President, AsiaPac, Mars Petcare; Anna Mascolo, General Manager, Base Chemicals Asia Pacific and Middle East at Shell Chemicals; Pier Luigi Sigismondi, President, Southeast Asia and Australasia, Unilever Plc; Rosaline Chow Koo, Founder and CEO, CXA; Anuj Lal, Group General Manager, Asia Pacific, Kimberly Clark Professional; Michelle Simmons, General Manager, Microsoft, Southeast Asia New Markets; Ryan Mai, President, Otis Elevator Company, South Asia-Pacific; Su-Yen Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Leadership Institute; Peter Sharp, President, Taubman Asia; Kash Shaikh, Founder & CEO, Besomebody, Inc.; Sheela Parakkal, Chief Human Resources Officer, Prudential Singapore; Lynne Anne Davis, President and Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Asia Pacific;  Alex von Behr, President, vBA Consulting; Stephanie Keen, Office Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee, Singapore; Paul Prendergast, Managing Director and Lead for Accenture's Management Consulting Practice in the Consumer Goods Industry; Brian Henderson, Chief Operating Officer, Baker McKenzie; Dr. Indigo Triplett, CEO, 4D Performance, etc.

Break the Ceiling, Touch the Sky™  enables leaders attending the summit from across the world to learn cutting edge best practices for success and leadership from the world's best leaders; to network and to achieve. Participating Companies can enable gender diversity within their organizations and enhance the leadership skills of their women leaders at a fraction of the cost of other expensive training programs. While content is customized for women, male leaders are welcome.  Over 1,700 leaders from close to 200 organizations have attended prior editions of the summit to date in the last 18 months. The summit currently has a World Edition (permanently anchored in Singapore) and an India Edition, with plans to further its reach across other international locations in 2018.

"Women are playing a growing and essential role in today's Internet economy", said Shirley Yu, Group country manager, Visa Greater China. "At Visa, we recognize the unique value women can contribute to business and social communities. We are committed to continued support for our female employees to develop their careers by nurturing women's leadership, which will not only be an amazing personal achievement but also an inspiring reward for our industry and society." 

Commented Stephanie Keen, Singapore Managing Partner and Asia Pacific Head of Private Equity, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee: "Different perspectives make us more effective, and so, celebrating and developing female leaders is fundamental to our success. Hogan Lovells is a long-term partner of the 'Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky' summit and we are proud to see how we are able to create a positive change in the lives of so many professional women who come to learn and network at the summit. It is a privilege to be part of this process as Hogan Lovells' commitment to diversity is as important on a local level as it is globally."

Prudential Singapore is the first Platinum sponsor of the 2017 World Edition to date; Coca-Cola, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee and FleishmanHillard the early Gold Sponsors and Visa, COTY and SC Johnson the early Silver sponsors.  Two sponsorship slots are still open.

Break the ceiling touch the sky - the success and leadership summit for women™ is supported by the most influential associations and chambers of commerce. Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO), American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), European Chamber of Commerce (EUROCHAM) Singapore, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC), Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF),  British Chamber of Commerce (BRITCHAM), Australian Chamber of Commerce (AUSTCHAM), Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce (SICCI),  French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (FCCS),  Swedish Business Association of Singapore (SBAS), Food Industry Asia (FIA), Efficient Consumer Response Asia Pacific (ECR AP), US-ASEAN Business Council, EU-ASEAN Business Council, are industry partners for the summit. Entrepreneurial Action for Others Creates a Better world for us all (ENACTUS), PrimeTime Business & Professional Women's Association, BusinessWorld and Elle Singapore are network partners for the summit. The above-mentioned organizations' members as well as LOYALIST delegates -- any professional that has attended prior editions of the summit can avail of the preferential delegate rates for the summit at

Concluded 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 2017 World edition of Break the Ceiling, Touch the sky™ offers local and global companies and their delegates a unique opportunity to learn from the C suite speakers onstage, network with peers, exchange best practices and propel themselves forward to greater success and contribution.  For Singaporean Companies in particular it offers a unique platform to develop women leaders for Board positions in keeping with Singapore's objective of having more women on Boards and becoming a leader in unlocking the full potential of gender diversity."

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