About 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 North America, Europe, Greater China, Africa, ANZ, The Middle East, India and the world edition currently anchored in Singapore. The summit continues to inspire and enable more women leaders to the C-Suite globally. This is a one day forum which brings together the world’s best leaders  (across functions and levels) from the most successfully organizations globally to share best practices for leadership, diversity, equity & inclusion and success. Since 2015 the summit has enabled over 20000 women leaders and several thousand other leaders to greater success. Over 350 international Companies today leverage an edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky across the world annually.  The summit serves House of Rose Professional’s overall MISSION 2029 FOR A BETTER WORLD – our 10-year action plan to quintuple the number of Female CEOs in the world’s 500 largest Companies by 2029 (using 2020 as base year). Break the ceiling touch the sky® is led by a core team of close to 1000 C-Suite speakers from across the world.

 

The 2021 world edition of the summit will be held virtually from 8 am to 8 pm Singapore time and is a must-attend forum for leaders across functions and levels eager to learn, network  and achieve in this VUCA world and leaders personally committed to shaping a better world. Given COVID-19 challenges the 2021 World Edition is  virtual, enabling leaders to join from across the world from a safe location of their choice. Content is curated for a global audience, with 12 hours of uninterrupted content, sharing and mentoring enabling organizations to support their teams to attend across timezones.

Some of our confirmed speakers

Susanne Arfelt

Susanne Arfelt Rajamand

Managing Director South East Asia

Fonterra

Marcela Esquivel

Marcela Esquivel

Vice President of HR, ASEAN and South Pacific

The Coca-Cola Company

Maurizio Brusadelli

Maurizio Brusadelli

EVP & President Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (AMEA)

Mondelez International

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Dali Sanghera

Managing Director – Growth Markets/ Asia Middle East Africa 

Accenture

Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch

Beatrice Guillaume-Grabisch

EVP Head of Group HR & Business Services

Nestle SA

Douglas Mesquita

Douglas Mesquita Rocha

Global Vice President R&D -Home Care

Henkel

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Vishnu Kalra

Vice President, Europe Middle East Africa

Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies

Rama Shidhar

Rama Sridhar

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

 Mastercard

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 Julie Lewis

Best-selling author, Resilience expert and Director

Mountain High

Steve Okun

 Steve Okun

Founder and CEO

APAC Advisors

AVR

Tony V. Del Rosario

Vice President of Franchise East – Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia

The Coca-Cola Company

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Julie Hamilton

Chief Commercial & Global Sales Officer

Diageo

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Brian Peters

Former Mr. Universe. CEO and Founder

Brian Peters.coach Get Referrals Every Time

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Alex von Behr

President, vBA Associates. Senior Advisor, House of Rose Professional. Former Global Chief Customer Officer

Unilever

Carlos Barroso

Carlos Barroso

President and Founder

CJB and Associates

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 Dr. Lisa Coleman

Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation

New York University

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Anthony A. Rose

Chairman and CEO

House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd

Victor-Mills

Victor Mills

Chief Executive

Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)

Shahira

Dato Shahira Bazari

Trustee and Managing Director

Yayasan Hasanah

Sean Poppitt

 Sean Poppitt

 Director of Communications 

General Motors Africa and Middle East

Dr Liziwe Masoga

Dr. Liziwe Masoga

Senior VP and Chief Human Resources Officer 

Massmart

Ranu_Gupta

 Ranu Gupta

Managing Partner

Performance Leverage

Enrique Patrickson

Enrique Patrickson

 CFO & Head of Sales – Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa

Electrolux

Janti Soeripto

Janti Soeripto

President and Chief Executive Officer

Save the Children USA

Shirley Zhu

Shirley Zhu

Research Director

IWSR

Nishi Vasudeva

 Nishi Vasudeva

 Chairman and Managing Director, Retired

 Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

Noeleen Kelly

Noeleen Kelly

 General Manager UAE, Lower Gulf & Global E-Commerce

Fine Hygienic Holding

Kelly Tay

Kelly Tay

Journalist 

The Business Times

Matthew Driver

Matthew Driver

 Executive Vice President, Head of Services, Asia Pacific 

Mastercard

Testimonials

The sessions I attended were awesome. Great key note speakers and a good panel. Timing was well managed. Impressed how flawlessly you have moved the conference to the virtual platform. I was part of the first delegates (Break the ceiling touch the sky 2015) 😊 – the sessions were good then but the format has become so much sharper and better over time. It is such great work you do for young and seasoned female and male leaders. Well done.”

Susanne A
Managing Director, SEA Consumer & Foodservice, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited
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“I thoroughly enjoyed the conference, very inspiring. The best speaker on the day was Monique, her presentation was so moving. She captivated us (via zoom) and has inspired all of the attendees to never give up and reach our goals no matter what they are. I am very glad that Aramex offered me the opportunity to attend, thank you.”

E. Newman
General Manager, Aramex
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“Amazing Day with a lot of insights and perspectives on gender diversity, women leadership and inclusion. To hear all these inspiring stories has been very useful to adjust our mindset better.

Ramya B
Program Manager, HP
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“The program was so well organised in terms of informed and inspiring speakers; the range of topics; the way the day was broken up; and the technology. Great job and it’s a program with which we at Enactus are proud to be involved. All the very best.”

Judy Howard
ENACTUS Australia
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Dear Anthony, Thank you for a wonderful conference. “The Break the ceiling touch the sky Women in leadership conference was amazing. Power packed leaders offering super insights.”

Michelle Samuels
Michelle Samuels, Global Communications Lead, Strategy and Finance, Bayer
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“I enjoyed presenting our current research on "Net Better off" at the annual conference for #breaktheceilingtouchthesky where the panel looked at how organisations and women in particular prepare themselves post covid to be even more resilient than ever. Thank you Anthony Rose for your unwavering support for pushing the gender diversity issue across the globe and in Singapore.”

Dali Sanghera
Managing Director - ASIA ME AFRICA, Accenture
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Dear Anthony,
“Fantastic to be part of this program. Important. Insightful. Inspirational.

Dean Z. Myers
Author, The Baordroom Buddha
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I am so honored to have the opportunity to share my thoughts at Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky World Edition 2020––joining Julie Hamilton, Joy Jinghui Xu, Rama Sridhar, Miles Wilson and Anthony Rose for an outstanding panel. It was a great opportunity to hear about the amazing journeys of women all around us. These events are so inspiring, and help us all think about our purpose––and how together we can transform the corporate world to be much more diverse and inclusive.”

Natalia Shuman
EVP and CEO, North America, Bureau Veritas>
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