Special International Women’s day edition to be led by Coca-Cola, Coty and PepsiCo
House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd (HORP) today announced that Sydney would host the 2019 Australia-New Zealand Edition of its Break the ceiling touch the sky® — the success and leadership summit for women on March 4, 2019 as a special edition around International Women’s Day. Sydney Business Chamber and Food Industry Asia (FIA) will serve as Industry Partners with Coca-Cola, Coty and PepsiCo taking the lead as early sponsors.
The summit focuses on “solutions that work” via panel discussions and speed mentoring sessions tackling the five greatest challenges women leaders face- work life balance, equal pay, harassment, career opportunities and children and career. Participating Companies can enable gender diversity within their organizations and support the advancement 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. The 2019 Australia New Zealand edition is part of the 2019 World Tour of Break the ceiling touch the sky® to USA, Australia-New Zealand, Middle East, India, Europe and Singapore.
Hon. Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director, Sydney Business Chamber, commented, “Sydney Business Chamber is delighted that Break the ceiling touch the sky® has chosen Sydney for the 2019 Australia-New Zealand edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky. Our mission is to continue to build Sydney’s competitive edge as a truly smart city that is well connected to the world. The Chamber is glad to support gender diversity – a key business priority in Australia and the ongoing success of women in leadership via this unique 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. 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.
Umran Beba, senior vice president, Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, PepsiCo, commented, “At PepsiCo, championing diversity is part of our DNA and embedded in our culture. PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand employees benefit from programs that enable them to craft a personal, more flexible and sustainable work-life balance. The benefits of flexible programs are tremendous: tapping into broader talent pools, better retention of the best and most diverse talent and enhanced company culture. We know diversity is critical for employee engagement, reputation, innovation and long-term growth. That is why we were one of the early sponsors of Break the ceiling touch the sky® and are proud of our shared mission of enabling more women and diverse talent to reach the very top roles in leadership.”
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 Australiaand 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, grow their leaders and share best practices for diversity and inclusion with companies across industries. It is also a great opportunity for Companies to step up as sponsors and build their brands as authentic employers of choice for women.”
To register/sponsor queries visit www.houseofroseprofessional.com