CELEBRATE AND ACHIEVE ALONGSIDE THE AMERICAS MOST SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES AND LEADERS. BOOK NOW AT EARLY BIRD RATES FOR  The Americas Edition of Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky®. New York, July 16, 2024. 

The 2024 Americas Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women will be held LIVE at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge,  New York  on July 16, 2024. This is the sixth  annual Americas Edition  and the 35th international edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® and  brings together in-person the world’s best leaders  (across functions and levels) from Participating Companies  to share best practices for leadership, diversity, equity & inclusion and success and accelerate the positive business impact of  the advancement of women in leadership. The 2024 Americas edition will equip participants at the summit with best practices, tips and techniques to win in a global economy with 25 C-Suite leaders serving as speakers and coaches on the day.

 

The summit will also celebrate the 2024  Break the ceiling touch the sky® Americas Most Inspirational Women in leadership,  Male Champions for gender equality and include the learnings from the 2024 Break the ceiling touch the sky® 101 Best Global Companies for women in leadership (BTC 101 Global Index) – the definitive global benchmark against which companies can calibrate their gender diversity progress at senior leadership levels within their own industry and across Industries.

 

The summit supports House of Rose Professional’s overall MISSION 2029 FOR A BETTER WORLD – the 10-year action plan which kicked off in mid- 2020 to quintuple the number of Female CEOs in the world’s 500 largest Companies by end 2029 (using 2020 as base year) from 14 to 70, and double the number of Male CEO Champions for gender diversity & inclusion  actively investing in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. 

 

Break the ceiling touch the sky® is  the world’s premier forum for women in leadership and male champions for diversity & inclusion with editions for the Americas, Europe,  the Middle East, Greater China, Africa, ANZ, India,  and the world edition.  Since 2015 the Break the ceiling touch the sky® brand has enabled over 40000 women leaders and several thousand other leaders to greater success.  The 2024 Americas Edition is conducted in partnership with House of Rose Professional’s  sustainable executive coaching and development brand CEOSmith® – that builds future CEOs via bespoke executive coaching from the world’s most successful leaders.

 

TO LEAD AS A SPONSOR  for the 2024 Americas edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® please email anthony@houseofroseprofessional.com.

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: Book your Table at Early Bird Rates. Nominate a C-Suite speaker.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS BELOW.

Max

 Max Rangel

CEO & Global President

Spin Master

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Monica Garnes

Division President, Fry’s Food Stores 

 The Kroger Company

Chester_twigg

 Chester Twigg 

Global Chief Commercial Officer 

BIC

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 Raquel Mura

Head of R&D Global Operations North America

Sanofi

lisa-coleman

Dr. Lisa Coleman

President Elect 

Adler University

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Craig Bahner

Chief Executive Officer  

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery

Natalia

 Natalia Shuman

Group Executive Vice President, Europe/Asia and Group Operating Council Member

Eurofins

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Erin Matson

Marketing Vice President

 Pandora North America

Anthony-Rose

Anthony A. Rose

Founder – Break the ceiling touch the sky®. Chairman and CEO

House of Rose Professional

Christine Geissler

Christine Geissler

Global Senior Vice President, Human Resources 

Reckitt

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Denny Iker  

Senior Advisor, CEOSmith® (HORP) . Former  VP – Human Resources 

General Electric

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Amber Tabas

VP, Chief of Staff – Global Head of Cyber Security Advancement

 Bayer

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Dr. Ratika Gore 

Associate Director of Programs 

Stevens Institute of Technology

Ranu_Gupta

Ranu Gupta

Managing Partner 

 Performance Leverage

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Hannah Vallerie

Global Head of Human Resources, Group Commercial

BIC

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Reshamar R. Short

Senior Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

Kroger

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Johanna Vazquez  

Head of R&D, North America

Unilever

Final panelists to be announced

More speakers to be announced. Book your Team to attend, nominate a C-Suite speaker

TESTIMONIALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

“In the United States, women are leading more than ever. Together, we are driving change, creating opportunity, and defining a more innovative, inclusive future. In healthcare, we see it every day in the more than 2200 Kroger family of pharmacies and 220 clinics across the USA. We are proud to once again champion the cause at the 2023 Americas Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky and support Mission 2029 for a Better World.”  

Colleen Lindholz, President, Kroger Health 

 

Gender diverse companies are financially more successful, better employers, greater innovators, and better corporate citizens. By accelerating gender diversity at the world’s largest  companies through MISSION 2029 FOR A BETTER WORLD we can change the trajectory of global business for the better and influence a more sustainable, better world. Break the ceiling touch the sky® will equip professionals with the leadership best practices  to win in a rapidly evolving global economy and  serve as inspiration for further progress on Mission 2029.”

Bob McDonald, 8th Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs and Retired Chairman, President and CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company and member of the Mission 2029 Global Advisory Council

 

“Thank you so very much for supporting mothers and children in India through the book sales (of Break the ceiling touch the sky). I’m so pleased that your organization continues to make such tremendous progress on issues that are vital to the core of Save the Children’s own work in gender diversity, and that you raise awareness about women’s leadership to new heights. You have done so much to drive this movement forward! It was an honour for Save the Children to once again be the recipient of the proceeds of your book. I join my colleagues in sending my grateful appreciation for your continued support for Save the Children’s work – in India and around the world. Thank you for your commitment and dedication.”

Carolyn Miles,  CEO, Save the Children

 

“The Coca-Cola Company is proud to be accelerating accelerating gender equality at all levels of our organization and within the communities we serve. As a founding and world sponsor of Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky ® and partner for MISSION 2029 FOR A BETTER WORLD, we are delighted to spotlight how women are reshaping, reinventing, and transforming industries. 

Christina Ruggiero, President, Global Nutrition Category, The Coca-Cola Company

 

“Another great Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky Summit. I am inspired by my fellow panellists, and the connections I’ve made following the session. Thank you, Anthony Rose, for the opportunity. Perfect way to kick off Women’s Heritage Month and in anticipation of International Women’s Day on March 8.”

Paula Dart, VP Global eCommerce, Diageo

 

“I have seen Break the ceiling touch the sky® conference go from strength to strength every year, bringing together great participation from CEOs, C-suite Executives, D&I practitioners and founders/heads of businesses. The BTCTTS summit is really mobilizing a movement for building more gender balanced workplaces. It has something for everyone – CEOs to learn from one another on how to drive change and progress towards gender diversity. Women who are looking for advice on how to take their careers forward and men who want to be champions for change.”

A. Chaudhury, Group Head, ESG, AIA

 

“Nine years ago, I joined my first Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky event, a summit that became a movement that Anthony Rose started, and is dedicated to the advancement of women in business, and a platform that brings together so many leaders, companies and industries for a common cause.  Fast forward 34 events and almost a decade later, it’s so impressive and inspiring to see what Anthony has achieved in bringing people together from around the world to address diversity and inclusion strategies that are critical to business sustainability.

Joining many of our (Eurofins) clients this week was a great way to reinforce that importance of building a better world together through DEI and reimagined business practices.

We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of such an impactful event!”

Natalia Shuman, Group Executive Vice President, Europe & Asia, Eurofins

 

“I had the pleasure of attending the House of Rose Professional Break the ceiling touch the sky today with Anthony Rose and many great leaderrs of global organizations. Such inspiring stories. Women leaders who have overcome challenges, made sacrifices and great men that make it a mission to support and change the world by #breakingthebias within the workplace.”

Tara McGinnis, Chief of Staff, Petroleum and Minerals, Bureau Veritas

 

“Congratulations on an amazing summit. Such a wealth of information and wonderful people across industries. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the summit, and the entire Emerson team gained a lot from the speakers and the attendees. Its an honor for me and Emerson to be part of this great Mission you are driving and we look forward to continued partnership with House of Rose Professional.”  
W. Haddad, VP & General manager, UAE, Oman, Yemen and Lebanon, Emerson Automation Solutions 

 

“Break the ceiling touch the sky” annual conferences bring some of the best business leaders from all over the world together. They share their experiences, insights and views on advancing gender equality, positive workplace culture and true inclusion in work teams. The content is always of a consistent high quality and the networking is of a high order. So, if you care anout gender equality, inclusions and getting more women in company senior positions and on Boards, join the conference. You will benefit and so will your collaegues and businesses. Thats why I attend the conference and why Singapore International Chamber of Commerce is a supporting  Industry partner year after year. ”

Victor Mills, Chief Executive, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. 

 

“What an inspirational day attending the Break the ceiling touch the sky leadership summit for women. Its  exciting to see so many leaders and Companies supporting this initiative. Thank you Anthony Rose for hosting and organizing!

Nicole Silva,  Accessories Product Manager at General Motors

 

 

 

 

Questions? Email anthony@houseofroseprofessional.com

Pic below of the most recent edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky: (2023 World Edition, Singapore, Nov 16, 2023).

Testimonials

I have seen the Break the ceiling touch the sky® conference go from strength to strength every year year: bringing together great participation from CEO's, C-Suite executives, Diversity & Inclusion Practitioners and founders/heads of business. The BTCTTS summit is really mobilizing a movement for building more gender balanced workplaces. It has something for everyone - CEOs to learn from one another on how to drive change and progress towards gemder diversity. Women who are looking for advice on how to take their careers forward and men who want to be champions for change.”

Amita Chaudhuri
Group Head, ESG, AIA
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“I thoroughly enjoyed the conference, very inspiring. The best speaker on the day was Monique, her presentation was so moving. She captivated us (via zoom) and has inspired all of the attendees to never give up and reach our goals no matter what they are. I am very glad that Aramex offered me the opportunity to attend, thank you.”

E. Newman
General Manager, Aramex
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“Amazing Day with a lot of insights and perspectives on gender diversity, women leadership and inclusion. To hear all these inspiring stories has been very useful to adjust our mindset better.

Ramya B
Program Manager, HP
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“The program was so well organised in terms of informed and inspiring speakers; the range of topics; the way the day was broken up; and the technology. Great job and it’s a program with which we at Enactus are proud to be involved. All the very best.”

Judy Howard
ENACTUS Australia
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Dear Anthony, Thank you for a wonderful conference. “The Break the ceiling touch the sky Women in leadership conference was amazing. Power packed leaders offering super insights.”

Michelle Samuels
Michelle Samuels, Global Communications Lead, Strategy and Finance, Bayer
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“I enjoyed presenting our current research on "Net Better off" at the annual conference for #breaktheceilingtouchthesky where the panel looked at how organisations and women in particular prepare themselves post covid to be even more resilient than ever. Thank you Anthony Rose for your unwavering support for pushing the gender diversity issue across the globe and in Singapore.”

Dali Sanghera
Managing Director - ASIA ME AFRICA, Accenture
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Dear Anthony,
“Fantastic to be part of this program. Important. Insightful. Inspirational.

Dean Z. Myers
Author, The Baordroom Buddha
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I am so honored to have the opportunity to share my thoughts at Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky World Edition 2020––joining Julie Hamilton, Joy Jinghui Xu, Rama Sridhar, Miles Wilson and Anthony Rose for an outstanding panel. It was a great opportunity to hear about the amazing journeys of women all around us. These events are so inspiring, and help us all think about our purpose––and how together we can transform the corporate world to be much more diverse and inclusive.”

Natalia Shuman
EVP and CEO, North America, Bureau Veritas>
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