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Jun 13, 2022

Rita Kakati-Shah

This week Ivy Slater, host of Her Success Story, chats with her guest, Rita Kakati-Shah. The two talk about motherhood, communication, empathy, understanding, confidence, and how a combination of these things motivated her to begin a business to empower women and minorities.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Rita’s background and what motivated her to begin a business to empower women and minorities
  • How she learned the true importance of communication in empathy and understanding
  • What motherhood has taught her about confidence
  • Why she wrote her book, “The Goddess of Go-Getting: Your Guide to Confidence, Leadership, and Workplace Success,” and who she wrote it for
  • How she has redefined the word minority in order to bring better understanding to inclusion and belonging
  • The one thing that Rita says we can all do to raise our level of confidence within ourselves

Rita Kakati-Shah is an award-winning corporate and career strategist, mentor, speaker, author, and advisor. She is Founder and CEO of Uma, empowering confidence, success and resilience in women and minorities. Rita began her professional career at Goldman Sachs in London, where she was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Citizenship and Diversity Award. She is also a Distinguished Alumna of King’s College London and serves on the Advisory Council of King’s Business School. Rita is an honoree of the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from US President Joe Biden, holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Commonwealth University, in recognition for advancing gender equality, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, youth development, and the empowerment of women and girls. Rita is also the author of the #1 bestselling “The Goddess of Go-Getting: Your Guide to Confidence, Leadership, and Workplace Success.”