SINGAPORE, Sept. 7, 2017 : Close to 500 leaders from the world's most successful Companies shared best practices for leadership and success at the 2017 World Edition of House of Rose Professional's Break the ceiling touch the sky - the success and leadership summit for women on Sept 4 in Singapore.
Leaders from 115 leading Companies participated at the summit. 43 top CEOs/Senior leaders shared their best perspectives on leading across gender, generation and geography, best practices for gender diversity to win in the marketplace; how to leverage tech for personal productivity; well being and work balance and 'uniquely Singapore success'.

Leaders from a host of the world's best organizations including Prudential, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee, SC Johnson, Google, Coca-Cola, FleishmanHillard, Visa, Coty, Accenture, Taubman Asia, Unilever, Diageo, Mars Petcare, BCG, Baker McKenzie, Leica Biosystems, Shell,, vBA Consulting, Mediacorp, Kimberly-Clark Professional, MSLGroup, led the day which was customized for female leaders but also open to men.

"Be yourself. You don't have to socialize to bond. The activity does not matter, it's the bonding that matters," mentioned Shirley Yu, Group Country Manager, Visa Greater China. Shirley who mentioned the power of authenticity as a top enabler in her career success.

"We need to change the perception of what constitutes a successful leader. Women do not have to act like a man to be successful -- in fact they are more likely to succeed if they embrace their feminine traits," shared Stephanie Keen, Singapore Managing Partner and Asia Pacific Head of Private Equity, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee.

"Be clear about what you want and go after it. If you are not your best advocate, no one else will be," shared Vaidyanath Swamy, Executive Coach/Mentor, Former MD, Procter & Gamble.

"Create a spreadsheet of your networks locally and globally. It will help you keep track of people you have met and broaden your perspective," shared Lena Teoh, Chief Investment Officer, Prudential Singapore.

Drew Franklin, Vice President, General Manager for ASEAN, SC Johnson stressed accountability as a key success factor for leaders to grow. "Leaders must deliver budgeted objectives and expectations while also demonstrating the potential qualities necessary for next level management," he commented.

"Technology is enabling organizations to compete in and disrupt current business models. This is true for individuals as well so I encourage leaders to leverage technology to network, share their voice and ideas, and learn," commented Michelle Simmons, General Manager of Southeast Asia New Markets at Microsoft Asia Pacific.

The 2017 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky received rave reviews from participants and sponsors.

"I wanted to congratulate you for the success of the 2017 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky and the impact you have and will generate around diversity. Coty is delighted to partner with Break the ceiling touch the sky as it truly represents our values and our purpose to celebrate the diversity of beauty. Amazing job by the House of Rose Professional team." shared Max Amen, GM, Coty Professional Beauty.

Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky -- the success and leadership summit for women is one of the fastest growing forums for women (and men who support gender diversity). It has a simple objective - to help women to succeed faster and enable greater gender diversity that ultimately reflects in more women on Boards of Companies in Singapore and surrounding countries. The summit is based on research for the book "Break the ceiling touch the sky: success secrets of the world's most inspirational women" and insights gathered by him from over 7000 women leaders since 2012.

The 2017 World Edition of the summit was supported by some of the world's best Companies including Prudential Singapore and Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee as Platinum Sponsors; Coca-Cola and FleishmanHillard as Gold Sponsors and SC Johnson, Accenture, Visa and Coty Inc. as Silver sponsors. The summit also had 20 major industry associations/ Chambers of Commerce/ Media Partners as its Industry and Network partners.

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 concluded, "Sincere thanks to all the participants at the 2017 world edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky - sponsors, speakers, partners and delegates and we look forward to continuing to work with all to empower and enable leaders across the world."

At the time of going to press, House of Rose Professional was firming up plans for the 2018 Editions of Break the ceiling touch the sky. The Company also announced plans for its FUTURE OF THINGS Leadership Forum, slated for November 2017 in Singapore, an exclusive, limited participation event being offered only to Director level and above leaders.

Break the ceiling touch the sky: the success and leadership summit for women is the exclusive property of Singapore-based House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. which operates across three business segments -- People, Public Relations (PR) and Publishing.

(Posted on 07 September 2017, 1686055155 3O235O147O50)