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Hitha Palepu

Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals

Hitha’s multitudes spill into her multi-hyphenated career as an entrepreneur, investor, speaker and author. As CEO of Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals, Hitha oversees financing, partnerships, and strategy for the company. In her most recent book, We're Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris: How to Use Your Voice, Be Assertive, and Own Your Story, Hitha connects illuminating stories from VP Kamala Harris’ - also a woman of many multitudes - unique biography with tactical advice on the importance of being assertive and true to yourself in your personal life and work-life alike. Hitha’s passion for politics and news is also captured in #5SmartReads, a Webby-honored social series that shares 5 must-read articles every day and reaches over 82,000 accounts. Her Instagram content uplifts and informs her community of over 57,000 followers. Hitha is a sought-after speaker with vast experience presenting on the topics of entrepreneurship, investing, parenting-work juggle, and on diversity and inclusion. In 2021, she has delivered the keynote address to the ILPA’s W.E.L.L. Summit and been a panelist at events hosted by Beam Therapeutics, Everywomen in Tech, HelloNeighbor, and The 4th Floor. Hitha’s 2022 speaking engagements include serving as emcee and moderator of three Thread Count Summits hosted for Taco Bell executives & franchisees, delivering a keynote address at WNORTH’s 2022 Summit, and speaking on the closing keynote panel for the Female Founders Collective Summit. Her upcoming engagements include the WIN Summit, and Black Tech Week.

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Events featuring Hitha Palepu

Events featuring Hitha Palepu