Break The Ceiling Touch the Sky® –
USA North America Edition 2020

The 2020 North America 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 the wide US and international experience who are leading the USA’s charge as the leader of international business. The 2020 USA Edition, taking place in New York on Feb 20, 2020, is a perfect opportunity for women leaders in the USA and more broadly North America (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 2020 USA Edition focuses heavily on the best practices of the world’s best Companies and how they are transforming themselves and enabling their leaders with the future skills, best practices, tools and technologies to deliver higher ROI on their business and enhance their social impact in a rapidly changing world.

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 editions set up in the USA, India, Middle East, ANZ, Singapore (world edition) India, Europe, and Greater China for 2020. 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,

Who Should Attend?

This conference is designed for Senior Managers, Directors, and VPs across functions from across North America. While content is customized for women leaders, men who support diversity & inclusion will gain extremely valuable insights into unlocking the full business potential of D&I on their business. 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 successful and professional leaders. Agenda for the 2020 USA Edition has been customized to meet the region’s unique needs. The 2020 North America Edition is limited to a max of 250 leadership top talent participants.

Some of our confirmed speakers


Natalia Shuman

EVP and CEO, North America

Bureau Veritas


Dr. Lois Lee

Founder and President

Children of the Night


Sonsoles Gonzalez

Founder and CEO

Better Not Younger


Andreas Schulmeyer

Chief Financial Officer

Better Choice Company


Julie Hamilton

Chief Commercial Officer



Colleen R.Lindholz


Kroger Health


Kash Shaikh

CEO and Founder

Besomebody Inc


Angie Halamandaris

Founder and President

Juniper Group, LLC


Chester Twigg

Group Commercial Officer



Grace Puma

Executive Vice President, Global Operations



Tim Love

Former Vice-Chairman



Deborah Malone


The Internationalist


Dr Lisa Coleman

Senior VP for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer

New York University


Ranu Gupta

Leadership Development Expert, Executive Coach and Board Advisor


Marcia Bole

Head of North America R&D Operations



Brian Walker

SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer



Stefan Maron

VP, IS Global Business Partner


Rosona Melendez Colon

Rosana Melendez Colon

Senior Director, Human Resources

Walmart Puerto Rico


Monique Lanaux

Sr. Director, Global Diversity and Engagement


Harpreet Twigg

Harpreet Twigg




Anthony A. Rose

Founder Chairman and CEO

House of Rose Professional

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Dr. Sherri Malouf


SMS, Inc.


Elle Morris

Founder and CEO


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Jennifer Murtell

VP Strategy


More speakers to come..


Lisa Hubner
Advantage Partners

Today I was fortunate enough to attend an amazing conference called “Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky” with a well respected colleague and good friend, April Miolla. It was truly inspirational and empowering! I am walking away a better leader and employee for my company, Advantage Marketing Partners. Thank you Anthony Rose for bringing this conference to the United States and for your passion and leadership! Your top notch panels brought education and encouragement to all. Hearing from the Honourable Robert A. McDonald was truly the highlight of the conference for me. I also thoroughly enjoyed hearing from Colleen Lindholz, President of Kroger Health, Kash Shaikh, Founder & CEO, Besomebody, Inc., as we can relate to them/work with them in our industry and they shared inspirational stories that left us reaching for more and believing we can achieve it. I hope to be a part of your next conference in the United States in 2020. Thank you for a GREAT day.

Theresa Anderson
Bureau Veritas

There is no better time to be a woman than today! Thank you Anthony Rose for your commitment and action to moving the #diversity and #inclusion needle. Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky was inspirational, candid, and empowering. I feel honored to work at a company that is committed to #diversity and #inclusion. Natalia Shuman, thank you for being an #inspirational and #innovative leader and CEO.

Alina R. Haitz
Molloy College, NY

Safe travels Anthony! I found the conference to be high energy, educational and worthwhile. I go to many women focused events and this one is a “not to miss” day. The integrity and effort put forth by the Anthony Rose and the Rose professional staff is exceptional. Everyone came together to support a movement. From my interactions with volunteers to world sponsors, the end result will be a day of inspiration I will never forget. Thank you for encouraging me and our students to focus on “breaking the ceiling and touching the sky!”

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