Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky

The 2020 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 2020 Middle East Edition, taking place on Oct 1, Dubai as a hybrid summit – virtual and live (live if events are permitted amidst Covid-19 by local authorities)   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.

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, 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 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?

This conference is designed for Senior Managers, Directors, and VPs across functions from across the Middle East. For the first time, the summit can be joined virtually by teams. 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. The 2020 Middle East Edition is limited to 250 leadership talent participants to enable the special speed mentoring process that each participant can benefit from.

Some of our confirmed speakers

Shahzeb-Mahmood

Shahzeb Mahmood

Regional Director and GM, MENAP

Reckitt Benckiser.

ASTRIDE

Astride Esteve

Area VP, Gulf Countries, Near East and Pakistan

Legrand

James-Michael-Lafferty

James Michael Lafferty

Chief Executive Officer

Fine Hygienic Holding

JiaGay

Jia Gay

Chief Human Resources Officer

Aramex International

Sheena

Sheena Ganesh

Chief Operating Officer – Audit

KPMG Lower Gulf

Ozlem

Özlem Fidancı

CEO Middle East & Turkey

Philips

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Assaf AlQuraishi

HRVP North Africa Middle East, Turkey, Russia Ukraine and Belarus (NAMETRUB)

Unilever.

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Mohamed Samir

Executive Chairman, Alyasra; Former President, India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA) Selling & Market Operations

P&G

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Ana Raposo

Country Director, Gulf Countries, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies

Johnson & Johnson

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Claudia Navarro

Marketing Director, Middle East and North Africa

The Coca-Cola Company

Andrea

Andrea Janjua

Chief Tissue Category

Fine Hygienic Holding

Delel-Chaabouni

Delel Chaabouni

Executive Partner

Gartner, Gulf & Emerging Markets

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Anthony A. Rose

Founder Chairman and CEO

House of Rose Professional

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Cara Nizari

Managing Director

AmCham Dubai

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Eva Mattheeussen

Head of HR

DHL Global Forwarding Middle East & Africa (MEA)

LUCIANO-POLI

Luciano Poli

President

Dow Chemical India, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey

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Dr Lisa Coleman

Sr. VP for Global Inclusion and Strategic innovation and Chief Diversity Officer

New York University

More Speakers to come…

Testimonials

“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.”
(2018 World Edition)

Amita Chaudhury
Director, Sustainable business, South East Asia and Australasia at Unilever
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Women play a vital role in today’s economy and this event Break the ceiling touch the sky has helped and empowered the women in UAE to address the huge opportunity for them

Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban
SVP, Oracle MEA
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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
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