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Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women® is today one of the world’s most admired “women in leadership” summit brands, with its World Edition anchored in Singapore and  a powerful India edition. Important regional editions for 2018 Include  AUSTRALIA,  MIDDLE EAST, USA and EUROPE. The summit is personally led by former  P&G/Walmart/GSK executive and best selling author Anthony A. Rose and curated based on insights from over 7000 women leaders from across the world.  It has to date enhanced the skills of over 2200 women leaders from 27 countries. It focuses on sharing best practices for success and leadership for women via a team of  200 C Suite international speakers to date from the world’s best Companies. The summit is intent on enabling women leaders everywhere to learn, network and achieve.  


Only 5% of ASX 200 Companies have a female CEO. Yet Companies with higher levels of gender diversity in leadership vastly outperform those with lower gender diversity. With knowledge and insights gained from over 7000 women leaders across the world by Break the ceiling touch the sky®, the 2018 Australia Edition  is a perfect opportunity for women leaders in Australia and beyond (as well as male leaders who value gender diversity)  to learn, network and achieve at an international forum led by the most successful leaders of our time.  The 2018 Australia  Edition focuses heavily on enabling women leaders with the future skills, best practices and strategies to excel in the workplace and to equip them to literally break the glass ceiling, learning from best practices in Australia and across the world. A one-day, action oriented agenda to empower every woman to achieve at the next level.


This conference is designed for Senior Managers, Directors, and VPs across functions and entrepreneurs wishing to connect with key corporate leaders. While content is customized for women leaders, men who support gender diversity will also find the learning highly useful. Delegates include middle and senior representatives across functions, aspiring General Managers/CEOs, and entrepreneurs as well. Any woman leader (or man who supports diversity) who wants to learn from the world’s best leaders and Companies, should be at this summit. This summit combines the dual objective of learning from the best in the world while focusing on building women leaders in Australia. It is a forum that deeply engages men in the journey of women being successful and involves only the most  success and professional  leaders. The Australia Edition will be led by over 30 C suite executives.

Break The Ceiling Touch the Sky® - Australia Edition 2018
The success and Leadership Summit for Women
March 13, 2018. Sydney, Australia
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"The 2018 Australia Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky was awesome! It was so inspiring to hear the stories of the successful women. They’re just like me! I can do it, just watch me!"
Lisa McDonald Regional Sales Manager Spine VIC, TAS, SA, WA, Johnson & Johnson Medical Pty Ltd
(Feedback on the 2018 Australia edition in Sydney, march 13, 2018).

Our distinguished Speakers

Belinda Tumbers
Managing Director, Kellogg Australia/New Zealand

Tony Frencham
Group Managing Director, WorleyParsons

Julie Hamilton
Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Susan Anderson
General Manager for UberEATS ANZ City Operations

Antoine Brun
Vice President – Managing Director, P&G Australia New Zealand

Debra Singh
Fantastic Holdings Group CEO

Luciana Abreu
General Manager Australia and New Zealand at SC Johnson

Roxana Davis
Gorgon Asset Manager, Shell

Alain Moffroid
Managing Director, Pacific, Rentokil Initial

Catherine Burn APM
Deputy Commissioner, Specialist Support, NSW Police Force

Judy Howard
CEO, ENACTUS Australia.

Patricia Forsythe
Executive Director, Sydney Business Chamber

Innes Willox
Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group

Anna Whitlam
Managing Director, Anna Whitlam People

Robbert Rietbroek
CEO PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand

Gill McLaren
CEO and Founder of Syntegrate

Penny Winn
Non-exec director of Caltex Australia Limited, CSR Limited and Port Waratah Coal services

Sweta Mehra
Chief Marketing Officer, ANZ

Stephen Ellis
Chief Executive Officer, Knight Frank Australia

Tim Warwick
Customer Development Director, Retail-Asia Pacific

Michala Fischer-Hansen
General Manager/Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand
Novo Nordisk

Doug Cunningham
Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Pacific

Esme Borgelt
Sales Director, Kellogg Australia

Sam Turner
Head of Inclusion & Diversity for the Westpac Group

Jamila Gordon
Director of Jayride, Digital & Tech Entrepreneur

Anthony A. Rose
Chairman and CEO,
House of Rose Professional

Jenni Smith
Advisory Board Member, QDOOZ

more speakers to come….