Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women® is one of the world’s  most admired “women in leadership” forums, with the World Edition anchored in Singapore and  powerful local editions set up in Australia/New Zealand, the UAE, India and the USA.  Inspired by the love of a son (former P&G and Walmart executive Anthony A. Rose) for his mother,  Break the ceiling touch the sky® has evolved since 2015 as a key accelerator of global gender diversity in the workplace, enabling women leaders (and male champions for diversity) to learn, network and achieve via the sharing of best practices on success, diversity and leadership. The summit continues to expand globally, lead by over 250 global C suite speakers, based on insights from over 9000 leaders and fuelled by gold-standard content from the worlds best Companies. Several thousand women leaders and male leaders have benefited  from 30 Countries. 


The 2019 Middle East Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® offers participants a unique opportunity to learn best practices for gender diversity and inclusion, success and leadership from some of the greatest leaders in business today. This edition focuses on some of the key challenges facing women leaders in the Middle East – working in a male dominated culture, cultivating support networks of women leaders that enable their success, succeeding in STEM roles, finding the right mentors and role models and learning from diversity best practices across industries. The 2019 Middle East Edition, taking place in Dubai on April 10, 2019 brings together a unique mix of international companies and  focuses heavily on enabling women leaders with the future skills, best practices, tools and technologies to succeed in the Middle East. Focus of this Edition is on inspiring more women leaders to plan their way to the top to bring far greater representation of women in the highest levels of leadership. 


This conference is designed for Senior Managers, Directors, and VPs across functions from across the Middle East. While content is customized for women leaders, men who support gender diversity will gain extremely valuable insights into working with/ for women and winning with the female consumer.  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 Middle East’s best leaders and Companies, should be at this summit. This summit brings to bear the vast international experiences it has garnered through editions across the world.  It is a forum that deeply engages men in the journey of women being successful and involves only the most  success and professional  leaders.  Agenda for the 2019 Middle East Edition has been customised heavily to meet the unique needs of the middle east. The  2019 Middle East Edition is  limited to a max of 300 leadership talent participants.

Break The Ceiling Touch the Sky®- Middle East Edition 2019
The success and Leadership Summit for Women
APRIL 10, 2019, Dubai
"It was a great pleasure participating at the 2018 Middle East Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky. I enjoyed engaging with the panelists and the participants. It was a great turn out and the speakers were phenomenal"
Dr. Dalya Al Muthanna,President GE Gulf
(Feedback on the 2018 Middle East Edition in Dubai, April 11, 2018).

Some of our confirmed speakers

John Roth
President and Managing Director – Africa and Middle East
General Motors

James Michael Lafferty
Chief Executive Officer
Fine Hygienic Holding

Maria Conceicao
 Transformation & Development

Shahzeb Mahmood
Regional Director and GM, MENAP
Reckitt Benckiser

Sanjiv Kakkar
Executive Vice President
Unilever MENA, Turkey, Russia,Ukraine and Belarus

Julie Hamilton
Global Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer & Senior Vice President
The Coca-Cola Company

Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban
Senior Vice President – Technology, Middle East and Africa

Luciano Poli
Dow Chemical India, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (IMET)

Carrie Niggli
Senior Director for Customer Development, Middle East and North Africa
The Coca-Cola Company

Noha Hefny
Senior Consultant, Head of Strategic Partnerships
UN Women

Liz Beneski
Executive Director and Chief Success Officer for Member Engagement, Satisfaction, and Results
AmCham Abu Dhabi

Jules Lewis
Director, Professional Speaker-Resilience Consultant-Adventurer-Author
Mountain High UAE & Colorado

Susan Mboya
Principal and International Advisor
Navigators Global

Delel Chaabouni
IT Senior Director – Asia, Middle East & North Africa

Judith Trujillo
HR Manager
GM Middle East

Sheena Ganesh
Global Controller – Business Operations, Upstream Finance Manager – UAE, KSA

Alizeh Iqbal Haider
Chief Compliance Officer
Fine Hygienic Holding

Anthony A. Rose
Chairman and CEO
House of Rose Professional

more speakers to come….