Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky

Break the ceiling touch the sky® is  the world’s premier forum for women in leadership and male champions for diversity & inclusion with editions in the USA, Singapore, India, Middle East, Australia New Zealand and Europe.   The 2020 world edition of the summit offers participants a unique opportunity to learn best practices for gender diversity and inclusion, success and leadership from the greatest leaders in business today across industries and from the world’s best 101 Companies for women in leadership.  1000 leaders across the worlds best Companies are expected to participate in the 2020 World Edition of the summit which will be held VIRTUALLY on Nov 11 & 12.

About This Event

The 2020 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women® is the sixth annual world edition of the summit and will be held in Singapore. Inspired by the love of a son (Anthony A.Rose, author of Break the ceiling touch the sky- success secrets of the most inspirational women)for his mother, Break the ceiling touch the sky® has evolved since 2015 as a key accelerator of global diversity & inclusion in the workplace, enabling over 10,000 women leaders (and male champions for diversity) to learn, network and achieve. The 2020 World Edition focuses on the skills most needed by leaders to enhance their own success and contributions to business and society and build the businesses of their organizations.

Who Should Attend?

This conference is designed for Senior Managers, Directors, and VPs across functions from across the world. 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 world's best leaders and Companies, should be at this virtual 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. The 2020 World Edition in Singapore includes a special mentoring process that each participant can benefit from. Given the challenges posed by COVID-19 House of Rose Professional the summit will be held virtually

Some of our confirmed speakers


Dr. Lois Lee

Founder and President

Children of the Night


Colleen R.Lindholz


Kroger Health


Pier Luigi Sigismondi


Dole Packaged Foods, LLC


Dali Sanghera

Chief Operating Officer, ANZ, SEA, India, Africa and Middle East


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Alex von Behr


vBA Consulting, former Global Chief Customer Officer, Unilever

Monique Ong

Monique Ong



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Kash Shaikh

Founder & CEO

Besomebody, Inc.


Miles Wilson

Managing Director

Red Bull, Australia


James Michael Lafferty

Chief Executive Officer

Fine Hygienic Holding


Andrea Evans

CEO and Owner

The Andrea Evans Law Company


Carolyn Miles

Former CEO

Save the Children


Rachael Jarosh

President & Chief Executive Officer


Su-Yen Wong

Su-Yen Wong

Founder, Bronze Phoenix

Former CEO, Human Capital Leadership Institute


Chester Twigg

Group Commercial Officer


Bianca Bourbon

Bianca Bourbon

Vice President, Operations

Asia Pacific Group, The Coca-Cola Company


Julie Hamilton

Chief Commercial Officer



Natalia Shuman

EVP and CEO, North America

Bureau Veritas

Sören Seitz

Sören Seitz

Deputy Global Compliance Chief


Victor Mills

Victor Mills

Chief Executive

Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)


Ng Tian-Chong

Managing Director

Greater Asia, HP

Carlos Barroso

Carlos Barroso

President and Founder

CJB and Associates

Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall

GM for Global Operations Commercial Services

within Shell Trading

JoyJing Hui Xu

Joy Jing Hui Xu

Chief Human Resources Officer, Asia

Head of Global Learning and Future of Work, Manulife


Kathryn Van Der Merwe

Group Executive

Talent and Culture, ANZ


Vikram Khanna

Associate Editor and economics columnist

The Straits Times

Dalia Feldheim

Dalia Feldheim


Flow Leadership Consultancy

Umran Beba

Umran Beba


August Leadership

Dean Myers

Dean Myers

Principal and Former VP Global Supply Chain, Operations and Development and The Coca-Cola Company


Julie Lewis

Resilience coach

Best-selling author, adventurer

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Brian Peters

former Mr Universe

Financial Sales Expert


Dr Lisa Coleman

Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation

New York University


Ranu Gupta

Managing Partner

Performance Leverage

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Pramod Agarwal

Former Global CFO Global Hair Care and Color

Procter & Gamble


Christina Ruggiero

Chief Executive Officer

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pte. Ltd

Juliennel Loh

Julienne Loh

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Partnerships, Asia Pacific



Max Rangel 

President, Lifestyle Brands, International Markets

SC Johnson & Son

Rama Shridhar

Rama Sridhar

Executive Vice President, Digital & Emerging Partnerships and New Payment Flows, Asia Pacific



Anthony A. Rose

Chairman and CEO

House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd

Claire Aubertin

Claire Aubertin-Noel

Director of Corporate Strategy 


Kim Blue Terrell

Kim Blue

Global Head of People Experience Partners



Shahzeb Mahmood

Regional Director and GM, MENAP


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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Fantastic event Anthony Rose, great sharing and learning from leaders, both male and female. I was really encouraged by the interest and discussion in our tech panel. Thanks for creating and executing an incredible forum!

Michelle Simmons
General Manager of Southeast Asia New Markets at Microsoft
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The summit Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® was fantastic with 400 delegates and 43 international speakers with wide-ranging backgrounds. Meticulously designed and well thought-through in terms of the topics for panel discussions as well as design and methodology, which reflected in the flow and the crafting of the day. Exceedingly meaningful day for all – the speakers as well as the delegates. Thank you.

Anuradha Challu
Vice President, HR Core Services, PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and Africa
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An inspiring Pink afternoon @Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky summit hearing from woman leaders around the world sharing their experiences with us. Every single woman I spoke to at the summit was blown away by this summit even though it was 12 hours long! Now THAT’S saying a lot! Congratulations on a tremendously successful summit !!!

Linda Nguyen Schindler
Chief Operating Officer, FirstCOUNSEL
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Dear Anthony, Thank you for a wonderful conference. I enjoyed the personal stories of the power women you invited to this conference and was inspired by their personal journeys. The panels were well balanced and I appreciated the perspective of male leaders and their support for gender diversity in their companies. Having so many men attending this conference is a testament that the situation for women is changing and that conferences like yours aid in sharing best practices and subsequently moving the needle for more gender balanced businesses. Thank you again and I am looking forward to next year’s conference. Kind regards

Ulrike Agostin
Entitlement and Compliance, Cisco Services
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Congratulations on a well organized event once again, it was immaculate from start to end. I thoroughly enjoyed all the learning, sharing and felt the sessions were well integrated between inspiration of personal journeys and key lessons of leadership & diversity. As a woman carving my own business, I’m further motivated by your beliefs. Well done to you both and your team!

Evien Tan
Ridegeland International
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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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