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 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 India 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.  The 2019 India Edition taking place in Mumbai  on May 13, 2019  is a perfect opportunity for women leaders in India (as well as male leaders who value gender diversity)  to learn, network and achieve at an international forum, which attracts participation from across industries and best of the best companies in India today.   The 2019 India Edition focuses heavily on enabling women leaders with the latest and greatest techniques to deal with some of the big challenges facing women in the workplace – career path planning, working and excelling in male dominated workplaces, collaborating to build support systems and groups and learning  future skills, tools and technologies to deliver higher ROI on their business and enhance their positive impact in the workplace. 


This conference is designed for Senior Managers, Directors, and VPs across functions from across India – both female and male. While content is customised 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 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 India is built on the basis of insights of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing women leaders in India today.

Break The Ceiling Touch the Sky®- India Edition 2019
The success and Leadership Summit for Women
May 13, 2019, Mumbai, India
" 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. The frank and open panel discussion moderated by Tejal that discussed the hush-hush topics and group mentoring session was refreshing. Lastly, the 3 Moments of truth (3M) is something that I will take back to my organization for further reflection. I would request you to please invite more male members in next edition and have even more individual stories of leaders. "
Shruti Garude, P&G
(Feedback on the 2019 India Edition, May 8, 2018).

Some of our confirmed speakers

Christina Ruggiero
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt.Ltd.

Krish Iyer
President and CEO
Walmart India

Stephanie Keen
Managing Partner Singapore
Hogan Lovells

Manish Bhagat
Country Manager – India and Sub-Continent

Lara Balsara Vajifdar
Executive Director
Madison World

Richa Arora
Chief Operating Officer – Consumer Products Business
TATA Chemicals

Annurag Batra
BW Businessworld and exchange4media Group

Sam Balsara
Madison World

Nishi Vasudeva
Former Chairman & Managing Director

Amit Narain
Head of HR
Nestle South Asia Region

Fatima Mahdi
Consulting Editor and Senior Anchor
Business Television India (BTVI)

Rajul Mehta
Director and CEO

Mohit Anand
Managing Director
Kellogg India and South Asia

Bidisha Pillai
Save the Children India

Devdip Purkayastha
Enactus India
Adjunct Associate Professor
IIT Bombay

Anuranjita Kumar
Managing Director and Head of HR for International Hubs
The Royal Bank of Scotland

Anthony A. Rose
Chairman and CEO
House of Rose Professional

Avishkar Mehrotra
SVP & Chief People Officer
Walmart India

Annie Dubé
Consul General of Canada
Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai

Harshita Chaudhary
Head of Talent
Nestlé South Asia Region

Alexander McMyn
Hogan Lovells

Prof. Ratika Gore
Dy Chairperson of Industry Integration and Head of Career Development Program
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)

Sapna Balan
Director – Engineering Merchant Technology
Walmart India

more speakers to come….