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Forbes: Five Tips To Maximize The Impact Of A Corporation’s Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Strategy

Shared from Forbes, written by Jennefer Witter. Original article here. As companies undertake DEI work, they must authentically fold in unity, empathy, and decency.

Take the Lead: Be Uma: Founder, CEO, Author on Manifesting Your Success With Confidence

Shared from Take the Lead, written by Michele Weldon. Original article here. She has always liked moving fast. At seven years old, growing up in greater London, Rita Kakati-Shah told her physician father and zoologist mother (who was also a classically trained singer and dancer) that she intended to be a formula race car mechanic […]

IndieReader: Advice from IR Approved Author Rita Kakati-Shah: “Always use your voice when you write.”

Shared from IndieReader, original article here. Following find an interview with author Rita Kakati-Shah.

Prag News (English): Rita Kakati-Shah’s ‘The Goddess of Go-Getting’: A snapshot towards women empowerment

Shared from Prag News, original article here. Founder and CEO of Uma, Rita Kakati-Shah, has written a delineated story of her life in pursuit of how she has managed to stand into her identity throughout the most apparent ascending male-dominated career ladder.

Prag News: নিউয়ৰ্কত ৰীতা কাকতি শ্বাহৰ সফলতাই সহস্ৰজনক কৰিছে অনুপ্ৰাণিত (Rita Kakati-Shah’s Success in New York Inspires Thousands)

Shared from Prag News. written by ByPritishri Bharadwaz. Original Assamese article here. ডিজিটেল ডেস্ক : নিউয়ৰ্কত ভাৰতৰ কনচুল জেনেৰেল ৰণধীৰ জয়ছোৱালে আন্তঃৰাষ্ট্ৰীয় নাৰী দিৱস উপলক্ষে বিশ্বব্যাপী সফলতা লাভ কৰিবলৈ সক্ষম হোৱা ভাৰতীয় নাৰীৰ সাফল্য উদযাপনৰ বাবে এক বিশেষ অনুষ্ঠানৰ আয়োজন কৰে। অনুষ্ঠানটোৰ আৰম্ভণিতে বিভিন্ন বঁটা বিজয়ী ৱেষ্টছেলাৰ লেখিকা, তথা লিংগ সমতা তথা কেৰিয়াৰ সম্পৰ্কীয় বিষয়ত […]

Romford Recorder: International Women’s Day – Hornchurch Businesswoman Publishes ‘Empowering’ Book to Motivate Women

Shared from Romford Recorder, written by Chantelle Billson. Original article here. A pioneering mother-of-two from Hornchurch will launch a motivational book on International Women’s Day.

IndieReader: THE GODDESS OF GO-GETTING

Shared from IndieReader, written by Amanda Ellison. Original review here. THE GODDESS OF GO-GETTING is a thought-provoking, useful and authentic handbook for all involved in the corporate world, covering themes that are highly topical and set to remain so for the foreseeable future.

citybiz: Diversity and Inclusion Strategist Rita Kakati-Shah to Release The Goddess of Go-Getting on International Women’s Day, March 8th

Shared from Citybiz, original article here. Kakati-Shah, an award-winning bestselling author and entrepreneur, offers advice on building confidence, leadership, and success in the workplace and a path to building inclusive cultures.

Northeast Today: Assam Woman Conferred With ‘US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award’ for International Mentoring

Shared from Northeast Today, original article here. An award-winning, gender, diversity, inclusion and career strategist – Rita Kakati Shah has recently been conferred with the ‘Presidential Lifetime Achievement’ award by US President Joe Biden for her contribution along international mentoring & volunteering to support young people, women and minority communities of all ages.

Guwahati Plus: Tete-A-Tete With Assam-Origin Career Strategist, Change Maker

Shared from Guwahati Plus, original article by Niharika Kalita here. Rita Kakati Shah, an Assam-origin social worker and New York resident, was recently awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by US President Joe Biden.

King’s College London: King’s Alumna Receives US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

Shared from King’s College London, original article here. King’s alumna and King’s Business School Advisory Council Member Rita Kakati-Shah has received the Lifetime Achievement award, the highest level of the President of the United States Volunteer Service Award.

The Assam Tribune: US Prez honours Assamese woman with lifetime achievement award

Shared from The Assam Tribune, written by Ajit Patowary, in print and online. Digital copy available here.

Romford Recorder: Mum-of-two honoured by US president Joe Biden

Shared from Romford Recorder, written by Chantelle Billson, in print and online. Digital article here.

Formidable Woman Magazine: Rita Kakati-Shah, Founder of UMA: Empowering and Inspiring Globally

Shared from Formidable Woman Magazine, written by Jules Lavalee. Original cover story here. Rita Kakati-Shah is an award-winning, gender, diversity, inclusion and career strategist, speaker, author and advisor to Fortune 500 companies.

HBR: Managing a Team That’s Been Asked to Do Too Much

Shared from HBR, written by Liane Davey. Original article here. Recent cases highlighted in the media suggest that executives, in a desperate quest to quench the market’s unquenchable thirst for growth…

Influential People News: Rita Kakati-Shah Founder and CEO of Uma, an International Strategy, Coaching and Training Platform that Empowers Confidence

Shared from Influential People News, cover story by Jules Lavalee, read original article here. Rita Kakati-Shah is an award-winning, gender, diversity, inclusion, and career strategist, speaker, author, and advisor to Fortune 500 companies.

Shoutout LA: Meet Rita Kakati-Shah | Award-winning Career Strategist & DEI Expert

Shared from Shoutout LA, original article here. We had the good fortune of connecting with Rita Kakati-Shah and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Fortune: The labor pool you could be tapping right now

Shared from Fortune, written by S. Mitra Kalita. Original article here. Nandhini Gunalan’s return to work comes after 13 years away. She was just hired by Audible as a senior quality-assurance engineer, part of a program launched by the online audiobook and podcast producer to help those who took breaks in their career, usually for […]

Achievers’ World: Rita Kakati-Shah, Founder & CEO, UMA

Shared from Achievers’ World, original article here. Rita Kakati-Shah is an award winning, gender, diversity, inclusion and career strategist, speaker, author and advisor to Fortune 500 companies.

Voyage LA: Exploring Life & Business with Rita Kakati-Shah of Uma

Shared from Voyage LA, original article here. Today we’d like to introduce you to Rita Kakati-Shah.

Entrepreneur, 18 Business Leaders on Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Society

Shared from Entrepreneur, written by Parveen Panwar. Original article here. These industry leaders outline how best to foster diversity and inclusion in company settings.

All Places: The One Thing Most Companies get Wrong on Diversity + Inclusion

Shared from All Places, written by Jessie Gabriel. Original article here. Admittedly this title is a little ridiculous. Wouldn’t the world be different if there were only one thing organizations got wrong when it came to diversity, equity and inclusion? But following our event on creating diverse and vibrant teams, it struck me that this one […]

Himalayan Express: India to host the second United Nations Parliamentary Assembly Model

Shared from Himalayan Express, source Rita Kakati-Shah, original article here. In September 2021, India has been selected as the location for the second United Nations Parliamentary Assembly Model. Mirroring the structure of the first UNPA Model in Argentina, the forthcoming second UNPA Model in Delhi will be held virtually in response to the global pandemic, […]

City of Sacramento, Innovation and Economic Development, Mentor Sacramento: Volunteer Business Mentors

Shared from City of Sacramento, original article here. Rita Kakati-Shah didn’t have a mentor in her formative years, when she started working in finance, as one of the few women on the trading floor. It wasn’t until years later that she understood what she’d been missing.

Starter Story: How we Transitioned all Training and Coaching Sessions Online

Shared from Starter Story, written by Pat Walls, Founder of Starter Story. Original article here.

SEEMA Magazine: Firing up the Phoenix

Uma founder Rita Kakati Shah helps re-ignite careers of moms who took time off to be with children

WELUM: Develop Women and Minorities in the Workforce

MEET RITA KAKATI-SHAH, AN AWARD-WINNING, GENDER, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND CAREER STRATEGIST, SPEAKER, AND ADVISOR TO FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES.

GoCo: How to Stop Women from Leaving your Workforce

Over 860,000 women left the workforce in September of this year — a number four times the rate of men who left the workforce. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, women continue to be disproportionately impacted by the current circumstances.

SEEMA Magazine: The Viral Risk of a Return to School

After more than eight months during which COVID-19 has cut a deadly swath through the U.S., South Asian parents are warily considering sending their children back to the classroom.

Breaking Through, Rising Up: Strategies for Propelling Women of Color in Technology – Research Report with Citi and NPower

Foster inclusive leadership and establish organizational accountability metrics: Rita Kakati-Shah, Founder and CEO of Uma, notes that while many companies conduct trainings related to diversity and inclusion, the real question is what happens afterwards, “How are they being held accountable?

Rita Kakati-Shah of Uma: 5 Steps We Must Take To Truly Create An Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society

Pledge a solution. Whilst advocating for diversity and inclusion publicly is a start, just posting a black post on Instagram one day and going back to business-as-usual the next day won’t change anything.

Rita Kakati-Shah and Uma: “You need to be laser focused and have superior organization skills”

“You need to be laser focused and have superior organization skills”

Rita Kakati-Shah and Uma: “You need to be laser focused and have superior organization skills”

One of our members had recently moved to New York City and spent several months looking for a job, but she just wasn’t getting any offers. After a friend’s referral she got in touch with Uma.

Rita Kakati-Shah of Uma: “Five things you can do to create a fantastic work culture”

Focus on your people. If you demonstrate that you truly understand them, care for their wellbeing, then you keep them happy, which eventually results in increased retention at your firm. Just getting to know your team is a good first start. An example is celebrating team members’ birthdays and hobbies.

Bad Moms

“Bad Moms,” a term popularized by a 2016 Hollywood comedy, where 3 overworked and under-appreciated moms persevere to be viewed as supermoms”

How to Ace Your First Job After College. Remotely.

The American workplace is suddenly a very different place. New college graduates must adapt if they hope to start careers on the right foot.

How to Have Confidence in Any Situation

Have you ever started your day with a confidence mantra? What about a power pose?

WeRule: Women Entrepreneurs Rule, Feature Spotlight

Rita Kakati Shah founded UMA to bring talented women back to the workforce after a career break

Diversity Woman Media: Your Second Act

Returnship programs and open-minded companies spell a positive trend for people who’ve taken a career break

Social Impact Heroes: “How Rita Kakati-Shah and Uma are empowering women returning to the workforce”

“If you take the time to listen, you are patient, approachable and focused, you can shape somebody’s future for the better.”

My mentoring experience: Rita Kakati-Shah

Rita Kakati-Shah (Mathematics & Management, 2001) is helping to get women back to work. Now based in New York, she set up Uma, an international platform dedicated to empowering women returning to work after a career break, transition or relocation. Rita is pioneering in business, an active commentator on diversity and inclusion, a Distinguished Alumni […]

How to Jump Start Your Career in 2020

The start of a new year is when many are taking stock of how their career is progressing and setting professional goals for the coming year.

How to Feel Empowered as a Female Entrepreneur

20 Female Entrepreneurs Share Sentiments On How To Feel Empowered In Business and Life

Rita Kakati-Shah: Founder and CEO of Uma

“Creativity, resilience and perseverance are key skills for bringing a new idea to fruition. As an entrepreneur it can be easy to have multiple ideas on the go at once, so self-prioritization of those ideas is essential,” said Uma’s founder in an interview with Idea Mensch.

Re-Entering the Workforce? Résumé Examples for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads

Using eye-tracking technology, a 2018 survey revealed hiring managers spent an average of 7.4 seconds scanning a résumé. Résumés are designed to get you an interview, not the job. Don’t hide or lie about taking a career pause to become a stay-at-home mom; include in your cover letter or as a brief statement on your […]

IBM Research: Much work to be done on making women’s advancement a business priority

NEW YORK: A global survey of 3,000 organizations that studied women’s advancement produced gloomier-than-expected results.

Rita Kakati Shah’s Journey As A Working Mom

She couldn’t get back to work after having kids, despite 10 years with Goldman Sachs. So she started her own company helping moms transition back to work.

Ultimately, without exposing viewers of all ages, especially the young and adolescent, to diverse programming, we are stunting the growth of our society.

We are all influenced in some way by what we watch on television, whether in a movie or advertisement. Starting from childhood, watching Disney movies and cartoons with “princess” décor and a level of frailness for girls, or “super hero” macho images for boys, has a great impact.

Ultimately, without exposing viewers of all ages, especially the young and adolescent, to diverse programming, we are stunting the growth of our society.

We are all influenced in some way by what we watch on television, whether in a movie or advertisement. Starting from childhood, watching Disney movies and cartoons with “princess” décor and a level of frailness for girls, or “super hero” macho images for boys, has a great impact.

What Is Underemployment? The Job Market Phenomenon that Impacts Millions

You may have been hearing conversation about a healthy job market in recent times. Maybe a family member told you that you should have no problem finding a job in today’s market—or that it will be easier for you when you graduate than it was for them.

I had 15 years of professional experience, but no one cared when I became a mom

Kakati Shah was experiencing the “mommy tax.” Eventually, she turned her frustrations into starting Uma–a business that helps mothers transition back into the workforce.

I had 15 years of professional experience, but no one cared when I became a mom

This story is part of Fast Company‘s Gender Pay Gap package “Short Changed.”

I had 15 years of professional experience, but no one cared when I became a mom

A finance professional turned entrepreneur reflects on the motherhood bias and stereotypes she faced during her return to work.

Why women are still making so much less than men

The gender pay gap is more complicated than many people believe. We spoke to women across industries about their experiences, and whether we’ll really have to wait another lifetime for change.

16 Entrepreneurs Explain The Best Ways to Innovate a Team

UmaFounder, Rita Kakati Shah, advises companies to “switch it up.”

Slow Down To Do More: Why Stepped-Up Flexibility Policies Cut Turnover

My mantra both personally and professionally has always been “less is more”.

Global Arts Kingston International Women’s Day at Kingston Museum

On Friday 8th March, Global Arts Kingston  – which aims to create, develop and deliver inter-generation and multicultural events within the local communities of Kingston-Upon-Thames  – celebrated International Women’s Day by acknowledging women heroes.

Slow Down To Do More: Why Stepped-Up Flexibility Policies Cut Turnover

My mantra both personally and professionally has always been “less is more”.

Slow Down To Do More: Why Stepped-Up Flexibility Policies Cut Turnover

My mantra both personally and professionally has always been “less is more”.

The future is She

Here’s what the communications and marketing industry can do to bring more women back to work.

Ultimately, without exposing viewers of all ages, especially the young and adolescent, to diverse programming, we are stunting the growth of our society

Ultimately, without exposing viewers of all ages, especially the young and adolescent, to diverse programming, we are stunting the growth of our society.

Beyond Mom Interviews Rita Kakati Shah, Founder and CEO of Uma

Rita Kakati Shah hails from London, UK and now lives in New York with her husband and two young kids.

How Rita Kakati Shah Is Helping Women Get Back To Work

Try. We pride ourselves on running a disruptive company, and that means constantly trying new things – not just once or twice, but continually, each and every day.

Founder and CEO of Uma, a network aiming to bring talented women back into the workforce.

Success isn’t just handed to you on a plate, it comes after much perseverance and dedication.

Female Disruptors: Rita Kakati Shah is shaking up job opportunities for women

Recharge. When you run a company across multiple time zones, you are traveling and in meetings around the clock. So be smart and carve out time to relax and unwind. I believe in the golden rule: work hard and play hard.

Female Disruptors: Rita Kakati Shah is shaking up job opportunities for women

I believe in the golden rule: work hard and play hard. I love dancing, oil painting and spending time with my family and friends.

Diversity Is Only Half the Story: How Tech Can Help Foster Greater Inclusivity in the Workplace

Statistics about diversity—a 50-50 male/female split, X percentage employees of color, LGBTQ-friendly policies—often serve as points of pride on boardroom presentations about company culture. 

Pros Share 10 Tips for Innovating Up

Taking big swings and trying new things are what keep companies moving forward.

King’s Debate: Positive action – the best way to break through the glass ceiling? | InTouch, May 3, 2018

Rita Kakati Shah (Mathematics & Management, 2001) set up her own company, Uma, to help people – mainly women – back into work after a career break.

“I Didn’t Let the Motherhood Penalty Stop Me, and Neither Should You”, Rita Kakati Shah | Working Mother, Apr 9, 2018

In June 2016, I was attending a professional networking event when I realized that the acronym on my name tag was literally repelling people. It simply read SAHM (Stay-at-Home Mom).

Expert Interview in the leading global business intelligence firm ORC International with Uma Founder and CEO, Rita Kakati Shah

Rita Kakati Shah is the CEO and Founder of Uma, a New York based recruitment organisation empowering mums who desire to re-enter the workforce after a career break.

You Can Have Your Kids and Work It Too, Purist, October 27, 2017

It was while growing up in East London in the 1980s, that Rita Kakati Shah—whose parents hailed from Assam, India—got her first glimpse of what it means to be treated unfairly because of one’s gender.

Your NYC Neighbor: Rita Kakati Shah of UMA, Baby Does NYC, October 2, 2017

Your NYC Neighbor – is a way of introducing New Yorkers to a rich community of savvy parents.

Mommybites Chit-Chat with Rita Kakati Shah, Founder and CEO of Uma, Mommy Bites, September 12, 2017

Mommybites Chit-Chat: Conversations with luminaries, entrepreneurs and influencers in the parenting world

“Women Entrepreneurs Rule”, WeRule, August 17, 2017

Success means… believing in yourself. Three adjectives that deserve me are… ambitious, bold, persistent.