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 USA 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. Leaders with wide US and international experience who understand the context of a constantly changing, dynamic world and are leading the USA’s charge as the leader of international business. The 2019 USA  Edition, taking place in New York on Feb 4, 2019  is a perfect opportunity for women leaders in the USA (as well as male leaders who value gender diversity)  to learn, network and achieve at an international forum, which attracts participation from across industries.  The 2019 USA Edition focuses heavily on enabling women leaders with the future skills, best practices, tools and technologies to deliver higher ROI on their business, enhance their social impact and truly get themselves and their teams/ organisations to the next level of success.


This conference is designed for Senior Managers, Directors, and VPs across functions from across the USA. 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 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.  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 USA Edition has been customised heavily to meet the USA’s unique needs. The  2019 USA Edition is  limited to a max of 300 leadership talent participants.

Break The Ceiling Touch the Sky®- USA Edition 2019
The success and Leadership Summit for Women
FEB 4, 2019, NEW YORK, USA
""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 2018 world edition in Singapore, Sept 10, 2018).

Some of our confirmed speakers

Colleen R.Lindholz
Kroger Health

The Honorable Robert A. McDonald
8th Secretary
Department of
Veterans Affairs

Retired Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Procter & Gamble

Natalia Shuman
EVP and CEO, North America
Bureau Veritas  

Chester Twigg
Chief Customer Officer
J&J Consumer

Umran Beba
SVP, Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer

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

Carolyn Miles
Save the Children

Mariane Roessler
Vice President – IT Europe

Kash Shaikh
CEO and Founder
Besomebody Inc.

Rachael Jarosh
President & CEO

Bijoy Sagar
Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Lisa Ryan
SVP/Managing Director
Heyman Associates

Karen Brown
Founder, Managing Director
Bridge Arrow

Ranu Gupta
Leadership Development Expert, Executive Coach and Board Advisor

Tim Love
Former Vice-Chairman
Omnicom Group

Barbara Levi Mager
General Counsel & Global Head of Legal

Anthony A. Rose
Chairman and CEO
House of Rose Professional

Maureen Lippe
Founder and CEO
Lippe Taylor.

Shelley Westman
Partner/Principal and Southeast Region Cybersecurity Leader
Ernst & Young

Paula Dart
VP Global Commercial Leadership
The Coca-Cola Company

Marina Maher
Founder and CEO
Marina Maher Communications

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

Helen Davis
Chief Supply Officer
RB North America

Jeanne M. Stafford
Speaker, Trainer and Author
Stafford & Company

Allison Kuhn
Director of Nutrition
Kroger Health

Kathi Lunardi
Membership Director
US-ASEAN Business Council

Angeline Martyn
Head, Private Sector Engagement
UN Women