Inspiring and enabling every leader to excellence
Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky®
Inspiring and enabling every leader to excellence
Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky®
Research is showing that gender diverse companies are more successful, more attractive as employers and enable more positive Corporate reputation. House of Rose Professional’s Training vertical is anchored around its Break the ceiling touch the sky® brand – the world’s fastest growing movement to train, inspire and enable women in leadership to success and unlock the positive impact of diversity & inclusion on business across the world.
The Break the ceiling touch the sky® movement is inspired by an inspirational Mum (and home enterprise founder) – Leonie Rose, mother of House of Rose Professional Pte Ltd Chairman Anthony A. Rose who built her home based business from scratch but had no access to formal leadership training.
In 2012, Anthony while leading Corporate Affairs for Walmart Asia, had a life changing experience whilst caring for his Mum who was by then stricken with Alzheimers. To honor his mother and to support and enable women in leadership across the world in 2014 Anthony published his book “Break the ceiling touch the sky: success secrets of the world’s most inspirational women” highlighting the inspirational career paths, struggles and successes of over 40 inspirational, international women leaders. All proceeds from sale of the book go to Save the Children.
In mid 2014 Anthony moved to set up House of Rose Professional Pte Ltd. and evolved the summit to Break the ceiling touch the sky – the success and leadership summit for women® in Singapore. This has grown to editions of the summit around the world including North America, ANZ, the Middle East, Asia. New locations are being added annually. HORP has also launched Break the ceiling touch the sky 365® – year round leadership training and Break the ceiling touch the sky Online – virtual training to continue the learning and development of its participants at the summits. All enable best-practice sharing from the world’s best Companies on leadership, diversity & inclusion and success. Over 250 Global Companies leverage the brand to enable their female leaders and male champions for diversity & inclusion to success. Over 10000 women leaders have benefited to date from the brand.
In 2018 the annual Break the ceiling touch the sky Leonie Awards for global diversity & inclusion and leadership excellence were established and are presented annually since then. Break the ceiling touch the sky® continues its global journey with 2020 live Editions moved to Sept -Dec 2020 owing to recent Covid-19 challenges. Virtual training however continues. At this point the 2020 World Edition of the summit is scheduled for Nov 3, 2020 in Singapore along with the 2020 Leonie Awards.
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“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.”
(2018 World Edition)
Director, Sustainable business, South East Asia and Australasia at Unilever
“Thanks Anthony, for everything. I think this book (Break the ceiling touch the sky) may have been a cross point in your life. It seems so much positive energy and creativity has come from this adventure that you are now reaching a new dimension: closer to the sky. I do not know if our paths will cross again, but I sincerely hope so. There is something inspiring about the kind of magic you can create, as a man honoring women: I think it’s unique. Stay blessed.”
Chairperson of the Acid Survivors Foundation, Pakistan
“Progress comes slowly at first, then all at once. Anthony Rose has deftly articulated the moment of empowerment currently being seized by female business leaders around the globe. The title says it all: “Break the Ceiling, Touch the Sky.” That’s what Anthony and the 43 woman who shared their stories with him have done, shattering gender stereotypes in the process.”
Global CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group
Thank you so very much for supporting mothers and children in India through the book sales (of Break the ceiling touch the sky). I’m so pleased that your organization continues to make such tremendous progress on issues that are vital to the core of Save the Children’s own work in gender diversity, and that you raise awareness about women’s leadership to new heights. You have done so much to drive this movement forward! It was an honour for Save the Children to once again be the recipient of the proceeds of your book. I join my colleagues in sending my grateful appreciation for your continued support for Save the Children’s work – in India and around the world. Thank you for your commitment and dedication.”
Global CEO, Save the Children
“Women play a vital role in today’s economy and this event Break the ceiling touch the sky has helped and empowered the women in UAE to address the huge opportunity for them”
SVP, Oracle MEA
“It was a great pleasure participating at the 2018 Middle East Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky. I enjoyed engaging with the panelists and the participants. It was a great turn out and the speakers were phenomenal”
President GE Gulf
“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.”
“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.”
Lead Engineer, Emerson
“I just want to say thank you for a wonderful engaging day. There were many moments where I was able to reflect on my career, my management practices and areas to focus/improve. 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.”
IS Director, Stryker
Break the ceiling touch the sky – the success and leadership summit for women® is the world’s fastest growing forum for women in leadership and male leaders who champion diversity launched by House of Rose Professional in 2015, with current editions in Singapore (World Edition), Australia, India, Dubai, UK, USA and new locations to be launched in 2020/21.
Break the ceiling touch the sky® 365 provides organizations in multiple locations around the world the opportunity to leverage the vast international network of House of Rose Professional to leverage customised training on-demand, onsite, delivered by the world’s best business leaders and coaches. Lead by trainers with a minimum 20 years of business experience each.
Break the ceiling touch the sky® Online is the virtual training effort, available for leaders to join from around the world, fuelled by a team of 0ver 1000 senior business leaders working with House of Rose Professional to provide online training of the highest possible quality and content. Especially valuable in an era of less face to face meetings and changing generational preferences.
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