Future Of Work And Leadership, Gender Diversity To Take Centre Stage At 2019 USA Edition Of Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky
Coca-Cola, Kroger, PepsiCo, and Bureau Veritas have taken the lead as sponsors for the 2019 USA Edition
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The future of work and leadership, best practices on gender diversity & inclusion from the world’s best Companies and action planning for success will take center stage at the 2019 USA Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® - the success and leadership summit for women to be held in New York on Feb 4, 2019. The 2019 USA Edition is the kick-off edition of the 2019 World Tour of Break the ceiling touch the sky® to the USA, Australia, Middle East, India, Europe, and Singapore. Coca-Cola, Kroger, PepsiCo, and Bureau Veritas have taken the lead as sponsors for the 2019 USA Edition.
The 2019 USA Edition will be headlined by some of the most inspirational executives across functions and industries in the USA including Julie Hamilton, Global Chief Customer & Commercial Leadership Officer & Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company; Colleen R. Lindholz, President Kroger Health;; Natalia Shuman, Executive Vice President, Bureau Veritas; Umran Beba, SVP, Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, PepsiCo; Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children; The Honorable Robert A. McDonald, 8th Secretary, Department of Veteran Affairs and Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Procter & Gamble; Kash Shaikh, Founder & CEO, Besomebody Inc; Marina Maher, Founder and CEO, Marina Maher Communications;; Chester Twigg, Global Chief Customer Officer, J&J Consumer Inc; Rachael Jarosh, President & CEO, Enactus; Bijoy Sagar, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Stryker; Tim Love, Former Vice Chairman, Omnicom Group; Barbara Levi-Mager, General Counsel & Global Head of Legal, Sandoz; Karen Brown, Founder and Managing Director, Bridge Arrow; Marina Maher, Founder and CEO, Marina Maher Communications; Joy Rice, Vice President Operations, Pernod Ricard; Shelley Westman, EY Partner/Principal and Southeast Region Cybersecurity Leader, Helen Davis, Chief Supply Officer, RB North America and Ranu Gupta, Leadership Development Expert, Executive Coach and Board Advisor.
Break the ceiling touch the sky – the success and leadership summit for women® is a one-day summit consisting of action-focused panel discussions, keynotes and a special speed mentoring segment led by C-Suite leaders sharing their own and their Companies latest techniques for success and leadership. Companies can enhance the leadership skills of their women leaders and support gender diversity; delegates can leverage the day as an opportunity to connect with outstanding role models from the world’s best organizations and learn best practices for leadership, diversity, and success. While content is customized for women, male leaders are highly encouraged to attend.
Julie Hamilton, Global Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer & Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company, and the first Company to step up as a 2018 and 2019 World Sponsor of Break the ceiling touch the sky® 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. I look forward to being part of it!”
Commented Umran Beba, SVP, Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, PepsiCo,“At PepsiCo championing diversity is part of our DNA. In the 1940s, we hired an African American salesforce; in the 1950s, we elected a woman to serve on our Board of Directors; in the 1960s, we promoted Harvey C. Russell to the position of Vice President – the first time a major multinational corporation had appointed an African American to such a position. In the 2000s we named Indra Nooyi, a woman of Color to the Chairman and CEO roles. We know Diversity is critical for growth, innovation, reputation and employee engagement. 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.”
The 2019 USA Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® has as its current sponsors Kroger as Platinum Sponsor, Bureau Veritas and PepsiCo as Silver Sponsors. Coca-Cola is a 2018 and 2019 World Sponsor of the summit. Industry Partners for the summit are the US-ASEAN Business Council, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, Food Industry Asia. The lead Network Partner for the 2019 USA Edition is Besomebody Inc. BWBusinessworld is also a network partner for the summit.
Commented Anthony A. Rose, Founder Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional and founder of Break the ceiling touch the sky® “The 2019 USA Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® offers Companies a cost effective means to support gender diversity, enable their leaders – both female and male to learn cutting edge best practices for leadership, diversity and success from a broad group of cross-industry peers and then reapply these same practices within their own Companies for positive impact.”