ABOUT THIS EVENT:

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, Dubai, 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 10000 leaders and fuelled by gold-standard content from the worlds best Companies. Several thousand women leaders and male leaders have benefited from 30 Countries.

2019 WORLD EDITION THEME:

The 2019 theme is the FUTURE, with power packed sessions and experiential learning focusing on the skills and practices most needed for women in leadership to succeed and positively impact their businesses and teams in a world shaped by AI, technology, geopolitics, sustainability, diversity and multiple career changes. A world where hard business results are delivered in equal measure by artificial intelligence and human intelligence.  The 2019 World Edition will attract  600 leaders from the world’s best Companies globally across industries and is capped by the evening  2019 Leonie awards which showcase the winning CEOs, Champions, Campaigns and Causes for global gender diversity & inclusion and leadership excellence. The 2019 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky®  breaks all conference rules to date offering participants a unique learning experience unmatchable in scale or precision by any other leadership forum.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This conference is designed for Senior Managers, Directors, and VPs across functions from across the world focused on the future and winning globally.  Content is customized for women leaders AND  men who support gender diversity who need not just the latest and greatest best practices, but also access to the “HOW TO” to reapply these winning techniques within their own organizations.  Delegates include middle and senior representatives across functions, aspiring General Managers/CEOs, and entrepreneurs wishing to connect and partner with the worlds best companies. Any leader who wants to learn from the world’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 since 2015.  The 2019 World Edition will also feature the largest speed mentoring session ever conducted in Singapore for  600 participants by 50 business leaders.

SUMMIT AGENDA


Break the ceiling touch the sky® Agenda.The agenda for the 2019 World Edition features over 30 of the best leaders in business today on a wide range of best practices for leadership, diversity & inclusion and success.

Email anthony@houseofroseprofessional.com for more details.

LEARN AND SHARE AS A PARTICIPATING COMPANY

Sign up as a participating Company with a branded table at the summit.  Secure a panelist speaking opportunity and preferential visibility for your brand amongst the top leadership talent in the world. Learn efficiently by  accessing the best practices of the world’s best Companies for leadership, diversity & inclusion and success. Access  content that informs your own leadership and diversity strategy for maximum impact on your business. Enable mentoring of your own leaders by leaders across industry.

Our confirmed speakers

Stephanie Keen
Managing Partner Singapore
Hogan Lovells

Pier-Luigi Sigismondi
Worldwide President Packaged Division
Dole

Fiona Lee
Vice President and General Manager Graphics Solutions Business (GSB), Asia Pacific and Japan
HP Inc.

Max Rangel
Chief Growth Officer
SC Johnson & Son

Goh Theng Kiat
Chief Customer Officer
Prudential Singapore

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

James Michael Lafferty
Chief Executive Officer
Fine Hygienic Holding

Lovella Adams
ASEAN Business Unit Technical Director
The Coca-Cola Company

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

Rui Yuan Chen
General Manager, South East Asia and Korea
Coty Professional Beauty

Kash Shaikh
Founder & CEO
Besomebody, Inc.

leLainya Koutereba
Managing Director
Otis – Southeast Asia

Christina Ruggiero
Chief Executive Officer
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt.Ltd.

Helio Fujita
Head of People & Organization for Sandoz International Region (Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Latam)
Sandoz

Anne Tse
SVP and GM
PepsiCo Foods, Greater China Region

Keri Glenday
Customer Leadership Director ASEAN BU
The Coca-Cola Company

Tanie Eio
Vice President, Human Resources
UPS Asia Pacific

Vijay Santhanam
Author
My Stroke of Luck

Anthony A. Rose
Chairman and CEO
House of Rose Professional

Lena Teoh
Chief Investment Officer
Prudential Singapore

Alex Wong
Partner
Hogan Lovells Singapore

Charla Serbent
Vice President, Global Operations Engineering & Quality, World Wide Procurement
Dell

Chester Twigg
Former Chief Customer Officer
J&J Consumer

Suresh Rai
Vice President, HR – South East Asia & Australasia
Unilever

Stefanie Nickel
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Sandoz

Richard McLean
Regional Chief Financial Officer
SAP Asia Pacific Japan

Krish Iyer
Founder and Chief Catalyst
Qua Aliter Associates, Singapore

Claudia Lorenzo
President ASEAN BU
The Coca-Cola Company

Vaidyanath (Vaidy) Swamy
CEO
Coach Excel

Sarita Singh
Director, Global Business Group – Southeast Asia & Emerging Markets
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WHY ATTEND
"For the last three years, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) has been a proud Industry Partner of Break the ceiling touch the sky® because SICC believes in inclusive diversity. This annual summit brings to Singapore some of the very best international business leaders. They share best practices in leadership and in sustaining success. They also talk about the commercial and organizational benefits of gender equality. With inclusive diversity being such a key priority for Singapore and its business community, the summit is a unique opportunity to learn, network, connect and unlock the advantages of gender equality in the workplace right here in Singapore. Anyone who cares about gender equality should block 2 Sept 2019 for one of the world's most impactful summits on the topic."

Victor Mills
Chief Executive
Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)


 

TESTIMONIALS FROM 2018 WORLD EDITION
"I have seen Break the ceiling, touch the sky conference go from strength to strength every year. This year’s conference was the best yet, bringing together great participation from CEO’s, C-Suite executives, Diversity & Inclusion practitioners and founders/heads of businesses.

Anthony’s BTCTTS summit is really mobilizing a movement for building more gender balanced workplaces. It has something for everyone – CEO’s to learn from one another on how to drive change and progress towards gender diversity. Women who are looking for advise on how to take their careers forward and Men who want to be champions of change."

Amita Chaudhury
Regional Director, Sustainable Business
South East Asia and Australasia, Unilever

(Feedback on the World Edition in Singapore, September, 2018)



"Dear Anthony,

Congratulations on yet another successful Break the Ceiling, Touch the Sky Summit in Singapore. 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 honor for Save the Children to once again be the recipient of the proceeds of your book, and we were so pleased you chose us to receive entry fee proceeds from the inaugural Leonie Awards. Additionally, your generous offer of a table at the Summit allowed us to invite along corporate partners, as well as young female colleagues from our Singapore office. I’m happy to tell you that all who attended with us were inspired by the incredible speakers and they are already sharing learnings with others in their organizations.

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
(Feedback on the World Edition in Singapore, September, 2018)