Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women® is today Singapore’s most admired “women in leadership” summit brand, with the World Edition  anchored in Singapore and  a powerful India edition. Important regional editions for 2018 Include the UAE, AUSTRALIA, USA and UK. The summit is curated based on insights from over 7000 women leaders from across the world and has to date enhanced the skills of over 2200 women leaders from over 25 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.  


The UAE is making strides in the empowerment of women. Increased female participation in society and in leadership is a top priority for the UAE.  The UAE is investing significantly in female literacy and education levels. The 2018 UAE Edition to be held in Dubai is a perfect opportunity for women leaders in the UAE (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 UAE Edition focuses heavily on enabling women leaders with the future skills, best practices, tools and technologies to live lives of balance and to equip them to literally break the glass ceiling in whatever they take on.  With its international experience in growing women leaders, Break the ceiling touch the sky® is uniquely placed to support the UAE’s aspiration to have more women leaders at the top.


This conference is designed for Senior Managers, Directors, and VPs across functions from around the world. While content is customized for women leaders, men who support gender diversity are also welcome. 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 Singapore women directors. 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  2018 UAE Edition is  limited to a max of 300 participants.

Break The Ceiling Touch the Sky® 2018
The success and Leadership Summit for Women
April 11, 2018. Australia
"An inspiring Pink afternoon @Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky summit hearing from woman leaders around the world sharing their experiences with us. Every single woman I spoke to at the summit was blown away by this summit even though it was 12 hours long!Now THAT’S saying a lot!Congratulations on a tremendously successful summit !!!"
Linda Nguyen Schindler Chief Operating Officer, FirstCOUNSEL
(Feedback on the 2017 world edition in Singapore, Sept 4, 2017).

Our distinguished Speakers

Shumit Kapoor
Regional President AsiaPac, Mars Petcare

Anna Mascolo
General Manager, Base Chemicals Asia Pacific and Middle East at Shell, Chemicals

PIer Luigi Sigismondi
President, Southeast Asia and Australasia, Unilever Plc

Anuj Lal
Group General Manager, Asia Pacific, Kimberly-Clark Professional

Rosaline Chow Koo
Founder and CEO, CXA

Wong Su-Yen
Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Leadership Institute

Victor Mills
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce

Stephanie Keen
Office Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee Singapore

Sian Brown
Head of Chief Controls Office, Barclays Investment Bank.

Emma Dale
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Prospect

Lavinia Thanapathy
President, PrimeTime Business & Professional Women’s Association and Board Member, SCWO

Walt Ling
Vice President, Asia-Pacific – Leica Biosystems

Peter Sharp
President, Taubman Asia

Alex von Behr
President, vBA Consulting and former Global Chief Customer Officer, Unilever Plc

Dawn Tan Ly-Ru
Founder, ADTLaw Llc, MD, Ashurst ADTLaw

Lena Teoh
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Prudential, Singapore (Pte)

Glenn Osaki
President Asia, MSLGROUP

Miles Wilson
Global Commercial Leadership Director, The Coca-Cola Company

Lynne Anne Davis
President and Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Asia Pacific

Sheela Parakkal
Chief Human Resources Officer
Prudential, Singapore (Pte)

Max Amen
General Manager for Coty Professional Beauty, Incharge of Asia Distributor markets, Middle East and Africa

Brian Henderson
Chief Operating Officer, Baker McKenzie

Shirley Yu-Tsui
Group Country Manager, Visa, Greater China

Vaidyanath Swamy
Executive Coach/Trainer, Former MD, Procter & Gamble

Dr Indigo Triplett
CEO, 4D Performance

Myia Ross
Head of New Customers & Partnerships, APAC, Google

Ryan Mai
President, Otis Elevator Company, South Asia Pacific

Michelle Simmons
General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets, Microsoft Asia Pacific

Vaishali Rastogi
Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Sarita Singh
Head, Retail Operations Asia Pacific at Google

Dali Sanghera
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Products, Asia Pacific, Accenture

Annurag Batra
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and exchange4media

Sarah Walton
HR Director for Asia Pacific, Diageo plc

Jovina Ang
Lecturer at NUS Business School, Director at Communicatio

Sonia Osborne
International Nutrition Consultant

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

Kathy Park
Regional Vice President, ASEAN and Korea, Essilor

Jean Woo
Partner, Ashurst

Drew Franklin
Vice President, General Manager of ASEAN, SC Johnson

Paul Prendergast
ASEAN management consultant Managing Director

Debra Soon
Chief Customer Officer, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

John Murphy
President, Asia Pacific Group, The Coca-Cola Company

Madhulika Mathur
Co-Founder, WeddingSutra.com