empowering all to live their best lives, on their terms

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Hitha Palepu is a consummate multi-hyphenate. She is an entrepreneur, investor, author, and speaker.

She is the CEO of Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals and a partner in Adama Ventures, focused on investments in women-founded and women-focused companies.

She is the author of We’re Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris (Little, Brown Spark) and How To Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip (Clarkson Potter) . #5SmartReads is her Webby-honored news curation that reaches over 82,000 accounts. Her Instagram content uplifts and informs her community of over 57,000 followers.

Hitha is a sought-after speaker 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, Black Tech Week, and

Hitha is an experienced moderator for book launches and author events. Events included the book launch for the New York Times Bestseller HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes, Meet You In The Middle by Devon Daniels, She’s Unlikeable by Aparna Shewakramani, and The Modern Loss Handbook by Rebecca Soffer.


Hitha’s Keynote Talk

You’re Speaking - Building Internal & External Frameworks to Be Heard

Delivered either as a workshop or a keynote address, You’re Speaking is based off Hitha’s book We’re Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris to help every participant recognize their power through their multitudes and step into their power by building frameworks and developing rituals.

Hitha has delivered this talk at the WNORTH Conference and this workshop at Evercore.


What Hitha Speaks About