Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky

The 2020 India Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® is the fifth annual India Edition but the first India Edition to be planned as a fully virtual summit.   It offers leaders and organisations to join an extraordinary day of best practice sharing on leadership in a VUCA world and best practices on diversity & inclusion relevant to India. The 2020 India Edition will feature several of India’s top CEOs and functional experts who will share their cutting edge leadership techniques and how gender diversity in particular is driving business recovery and growth for their organizations.   The 2020 India Edition, has been scheduled for Sept 16, 2020.

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 India, Australia/New Zealand, the UAE, the USA and UK. 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 annually, 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.

Who Should Attend?

The 2020 India Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® is designed for Senior Managers, Directors, and VPs across functions from across India. 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 India's best leaders and Companies, should join this summit. This summit brings to bear the vast international experiences it has garnered through editions across the world since 2015. It is a forum that deeply engages men in the journey of women being successful and involves only the most success and professional leaders.

Some of our confirmed speakers


Christina Ruggiero


Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.


Avishkar Mehrotra

Chief People Officer

Walmart India


Dr Lisa Coleman

Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation

New York University


Kaushik Mitra

Vice President Finance

India BU


Sam Balsara

Sam Balsara


Madison World


Richa Arora

President, Packaged Foods, India 

Tata Consumer Products

Mohit Anand

Mohit Anand

Managing Director

Kellogg, India and South Asia


Madhulika Mathur



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Alex von Behr


vBA Consulting, former Global Chief Customer Officer, Unilever


Julie Lewis

Resilience coach

Best-selling author, adventurer


Niranjani C

CFO India

The Hershey Company


Anthony A. Rose

Chairman and CEO

House of Rose Professional Pte.Ltd

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Brian Peters

former Mr Universe

Financial Sales Expert

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Pramod Agarwal

former CFO Global Hair Care

Procter & Gamble Company


Ranu Gupta

Managing Partner

Performance Leverage


Krishna Raghavan

Chief People Officer



Prof. Ratika Gore

Head – Alumni Relations


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Manoj Adlakha


American Express Banking Corp., India

Sutapa Sanyal

Sutapa Sanyal

Former Director General of Police

U.P. D&I Expert

Lara Balsara

Lara Balsara Vajifdar

Executive Director

Madison World

More Speakers to come…


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
Director, Sustainable business, South East Asia and Australasia at Unilever
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Dear Anthony,
It (the 2019 India edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky) was a fabulous and well spent day worth tremendous learnings and interactions.Thank you so much for hosting this, and am so glad that I could be there.

Shilpa Jain
Edelweiss Finance
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Thank you Anthony. It was a privilege to attend this event. So many new thoughts and perspectives to learn from. Thank you for letting me be part of the panel. I loved sharing my experiences and learnings with the wider community.

Sapna Balan
Walmart Labs
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Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with such inspiring and amazing women. Every panel offered diverse opinions and practical solutions. I enjoyed all the sessions. All the panelists were excellent.

Farina Kidwai
Lead Engineer, Emerson
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Thank you for organizing the summit and bringing together the inspiring bunch of leaders. It was wonderful to hear personal stories of leaders, examples of how they dealt with challenges & decisions taken at multiple stages.

Shruti Garude
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