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Australia's Top CEOs to Lead at International Women's Day Special Edition From Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky(R) - the Success and Leadership Summit for Women

2018-02-13 06:00

"One day forum of best practices for success, gender diversity and leadership is an effective, strategic means for Companies to unlock the full potential of gender diversity on their businesses."

SYDNEY, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 30 of the Top Executives from the most successful companies in Australia will lead an International Women's Day special edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® - the success and leadership summit for women in Sydney on March 13, 2018 at Sheraton on the Park, House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd announced here today. This 2018 Australia (International Women's Day) Edition kicks off the 2018 World tour of the summit to Australia, the Middle East, India, USA, Europe and Singapore.

Supported by the Australian Industry Group, Sydney Business Chamber and Food Industry Asia as Industry Partners and Coca-Cola and Kellogg as World Sponsor and Platinum Sponsor respectively, the 2018 Australia Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® will share best practices for success, leadership and gender diversity via a speaker team of top CEOs in the country. This one-day forum includes expert keynotes, interactive panel discussions and a unique "speed mentoring" segment for participants. The summit will enable participants to learn, network and advance in leadership and offers Companies in Australia a cost-effective means of strategically supporting gender diversity, and unlocking the full potential of gender diversity on their businesses and reputations.

The speaker team for the 2018 Australia Edition includes Belinda Tumbers, Managing Director, Kellogg Australia/New Zealand; Julie Hamilton, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Antoine Brun, Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Australia, New Zealand; Luciana Abreu, General Manager Australia and New Zealand at SC Johnson, Robbert Rietbroek, Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand; Michala Fischer-Hansen, Managing Director of the Oceania Region (Australia & New Zealand), Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd; Stephen Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, Knight Frank Australia; Doug Cunningham, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Pacific;  Tony Frencham, Group Managing Director, WorleyParsons; Susan Anderson, General Manager for UberEATS ANZ City Operations; Gill McLaren, CEO and Founder of Syntegrate; Alain Moffroid, Managing Director, Pacific, Rentokil Initial; Roxana Davis, Gorgon Asset Manager, Shell; Catherine Burn APM, Deputy Commissioner, Specialist Support, NSW Police Force; Debra Singh, Group CEO Retail, Fantastic Holdings Limited; Judy Howard, CEO, ENACTUS Australia; Annurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and exchange4media; The Hon. Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director, Sydney Business Chamber; Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group; Anna Whitlam, Managing Director, Anna Whitlam People, Sweta Mehra, Chief Marketing Officer, ANZ  and Penny Winn, non-executive Director of Caltex Australia Limited, CSR Limited and Port Waratah Coal Services.  

The full roster of speakers can be seen at

Julie Hamilton, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer, The Coca-Cola Company shared, "Coca-Cola 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. I look forward to being part of this International Women's Day special edition in Sydney, Australia! To be able to access and learn from close to 30 of Australia's most successful leaders in a day is an extraordinary opportunity for women leaders (and male leaders) in Australia."  

Commented the Hon. Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director, Sydney Business Chamber, "Sydney Business Chamber is delighted that Break the ceiling touch the sky® has chosen Sydney as the kick off city for the 2018 world tour of the summit. 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."

Belinda Tumbers, Managing Director, Kellogg Australia/New Zealand, shared "Our founder W.K. Kellogg was a pioneer in employing women in the workplace -- this is really still part of our DNA today and something we're really proud of as a company. Today our ANZ leadership team is 50% women and our culture is focused on creating an inclusive, collaborative and diverse workplace.  We recognize the unique contribution women can make to our business and we support their growth into great leaders. We are excited to be able to support Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® to inspire and encourage other female leaders and aspiring leaders to build their careers and succeed."

Added Innes Willox, Chief Executive, The Australian Industry Group, "The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a peak employer association which together with partner organisations represents the interests of 60,000 businesses employing more than 1 million Australians from a very broad range of industry sectors. We believe we have a unique contribution to make to gender diversity and its positive impact in Australia and are very happy to support the 2018 Australia Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky®."

BW Businessworld, exchange4media and ENACTUS are network partners for the summit. Break the ceiling touch the sky® is now one of the fastest growing  global forums for women in leadership and will be supported by 250 very carefully selected C Suite speakers across the world in 2018. 

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 said: "We encourage organizations to leverage this opportunity around International Women's Day to learn from the best practices and experiences of Australia's most respected business leaders across industries and underline the importance of gender diversity on their businesses."

For details on the 2018 Australia Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky®, sponsor/register delegates/ corporate tables please visit

House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. is headquartered in Singapore and operates across three segments -- People, Public Relations and Publishing.

For inquiries contact:

Anthony A. Rose, House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. 
Email: or call +65 83322017  

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Source: House of Rose Professional

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