Rita Kakati Shah

Founder and CEO, Uma


Rita Kakati Shah is an award-winning, globally recognized gender, diversity, inclusion and career strategist, speaker and advisor to Fortune 500 companies. She is the Founder and CEO of Uma, an international platform empowering women returning to work. Prior to Uma, Rita lead Business Development globally in CNS healthcare. Rita began her professional career at Goldman Sachs in London, where she was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Citizenship and Diversity Award. Rita is actively involved with the King’s College London Leadership Mentoring program, Entrepreneurial Institute and International Alumni Committee in NYC and Los Angeles. She also mentors ACP women veterans returning to civilian work after active duty, and survivors of domestic violence at Sakhi. Rita also sits on the Women in Legal Profession Committee of the NYC Bar Association, as well as the Infant and Young Children Committee of the JCC of Manhattan. She is also a frequently invited guest at University of Southern California and an Oversees Ambassador to the London Bihu Committee. She has been featured as an expert on multiple international television and news shows, interviewed and quoted in various podcasts and publications, opined on many panel discussions and has vast international speaking accolades.

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