Serving as an inspiration not just for women, but for all employees, Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH)’s CEO James Michael Lafferty was a keynote speaker at the Break the Ceiling, Touch the Sky®success and leadership summit for women in Dubai this week. The event, of which FHH is also a gold sponsor, focused on providing women with the skills, inspiration, and best practice techniques required to succeed professionally in the Middle East.
Lafferty gave the closing keynote speech, titled “Leadership Lessons from Champions,” where he explained how FHH came to be at the forefront of the women’s empowerment movement and the steps the group is taking to become a global leader in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry. In addition, James took part in a panel discussion titled “Having it all: Balancing the multiple roles of family member, professional, and contributor to society and creating your dream job,” where he used his extensive experience in the industry to provide valuable and inspirational advice to the attendees.
“I am honored to have headlined this prestigious event,” commented Lafferty, who spoke alongside leaders from global corporations like Coca-Cola, and Coty Inc. “Not only is this an opportunity to make a tangible contribution to the professional gender diversity movement in the Middle East, it’s also an opportunity to show the world how a successful FMCG company embraces and encourages diversity. At FHH we strive to be the kind of organization that people love to join and hate to leave, and by participating in this event, I hope to have inspired other companies to embrace such a vision.”
The 2018 Middle East Edition of Break the Ceiling, Touch the Sky® is a one-day forum of keynote addresses, panel discussions, and mentoring sessions organized by House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. The summit provides the unique opportunity for attendees to learn, network, and support the advancement of women in higher levels of leadership. Other topics covered in this year’s summit included the future of work and leadership in the Middle East and gender diversity best practices from the world’s most successful companies. Over 2450 leaders from 200 organizations have been trained at the summit in the last two years.