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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, 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 across the world, lead by over 250 global C suite speakers every year, 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 from over 225 Companies and 30 countries have benefited from the summit as of date. 


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 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. 


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  success and professional  leaders.  Agenda for the 2020 USA Edition has been customised  to meet the region’s  unique needs. The  2020 North America Edition is  limited to a max of 250 leadership top talent participants.

Break The Ceiling Touch the Sky®- USA Edition 2020
The success and Leadership Summit for Women
"Hello Anthony, I just want to say thank you for a wonderful engaging day. I have to say you and your team did an amazing job! There were many moments where I was able to reflect on my career, my management practices and areas to focus/improve. I made a few great contacts in the process.

Thank you for the opportunity you have created for us all to be a part of something bigger! Being the father of two amazing daughters this hit home more than just in my career and the careers of my employees. This event will make me a better father and a better leader."

Jeremy Perkins Director, Global Support Services, Stryker
(Feedback on the USA edition in New York on Feb 4, 2019).

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
Vice President, Global Information Officer

Rosana Melendez Colon
Senior Director, Human Resources
Walmart Puerto Rico

Monique Lanaux
Sr. Director, Global Diversity & Engagement

Harpreet Twigg

Anthony A. Rose
Founder Chairman and CEO
House of Rose Professional

Dr. Sherri Malouf

Owner and Master Trainer
SMS, Inc.

Elle Morris
Founder and CEO

Jennifer Murtell
VP Strategy

more speakers to come….

Andrea Young
President, Customer Experience
Advantage Solutions