May 19, 2021. ONLINE EDITION.


0830 to 0845GET ONLINE


0845 to 0850WELCOME: Alex von Behr, President, vBA Associates, Sr. Advisor, House of Rose Professional (HORP). Former Global Chief Customer Officer, Unilever. Alex is also former President, Coca-Cola India


0850 to 0900 : OPENING OF CONFERENCE by  key sponsors and  partners.


0900 to 0930 INSIGHTS FROM THE 2021 BREAK THE CEILING TOUCH THE SKY® GLOBAL BEST COMPANIES FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP. With India perspective.  Anthony A. Rose, Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional (HORP) and author of “Break the ceiling touch the sky: success secrets of the world’s most inspirational women.”


0930 to 1020  LEADERSHIP AND TALENT STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS IN INDIA.  Five of India’s top Executives share their own leadership strategies and their organizations adapted business models for success in India and how they are succeeding despite the Covid-19 Pandemic. Where does Diversity & Inclusion play a role?

  • Sarthak Ranade, Managing Director, Janssen India, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
  • Zia ModyFounder and Managing Partner at AZB & Partners
  • Inderpreet Sawhney, Group General Counsel Infosys
  • Krishna Raghavan, Chief People Officer, Flipkart
  • Panelist to be announced

Moderator: Alex von Behr, President, vBA Associates, Sr. Advisor, House of Rose Professional (HORP)


1020 to 1055KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Neeraj Garg, Chief Executive Officer, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.


1055 to 1110: BREAK


1110 to 1200: SUCCESS SECRETS OF INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN LEADERS: Strategies for success from inspirational women leaders. Managing career and success in a VUCA world. Dealing with career challenges during the pandemic, a new digital economy, culture stereotypes, unconscious bias, being the only woman at the table, maintaining work family balance .. and still getting to the top. Advice for next generation women leaders.

  • Nishi Vasudeva, former Chairman and Managing Director at HPCL
  • Meenakshi Priyam, Group CHRO,
  • Niranjani C., CFO, Hershey India
  • Hiroo Mirchandani, Independent Director, Tata Telservices (Maharashtra) Ltd., Polycab India Ltd. and Nilkamal Ltd.  
  • Anthony A. Rose, Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional. Author: “Break the ceiling touch the sky: success secrets of the world’s most inspirational women.”

Moderator: Ranu Gupta, Founder, Performance Leverage. Consultant, HORP 



  • Sonal Jain, Enterprise HR Head, Johnson & Johnson India
  • Poornima Kamath, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rhiju Bhowmick, Head of Learning and Change Management, Nayara Energy 


1240 to 1310: BREAK FOR LUNCH


1310 to 1325: POWERING UP YOUR RESILIENCE  by Julie Lewis, Director, Mountain High. Best-selling author. Consultant, HORP.  


1325 to 1400 : KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Female CEO to be announced


1400 to 1450: TRANSFORMING MALE DOMINATED CULTURES AND MINDSETS. COUNTERING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS.  GETTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF IMPACT AND PERFORMANCE: Influencing male dominated cultures and transforming negative mindsets. Improving ones own performance and impact through continuous learning.  How top talent leaders shape their success by influencing their environments and taking ACTION.  

  • Richa Arora, President, Packaged Foods, India, Tata Consumer Products
  • Panelist to be announced
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  • Panelist to be announced
  • Panelist to be announced

ModeratorShmita Ramkumar, Vice President & Chief Program Officer at Enactus India


1450 to 1510:  CEO sharing (Sam Balsara, Chairman, Madison World) on ADVERTISING THAT SUPPORTS DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AND LEADS INDIA INTO A NEW ERA


1510 to 1540:  Q&A WITH LEADERS.


1540 to 1545:  CLOSE

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