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In this How to… event, we will hear from distinguished alumna, founder and CEO of Uma, Rita Kakati-Shah on overcoming failures.

About this event

Many desire success. Not all achieve it. Why? Because of one fundamental element of success: failure. We have all experienced failure at some point, but it is how we react to failure that can transform our lives. When we look at failure as a way to learn, it can shift our perspective and encourage growth.

In this How to… event, we will hear from distinguished alumna, founder and CEO of Uma, Rita Kakati-Shah (BSc., M.Sci., Mathematics and Management, 2001) on her experiences with failure, what it taught her and how it shaped her life. From starting her career in the financial sector at Goldman Sachs, then to healthcare and now an award-winning Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategist, international speaker and author, Rita has gone through many journeys in her personal and professional life, making this evening a unique opportunity to get yourself ready for life after King’s and your future career.

Join alumna Rita Kakati-Shah in conversation with Caroline Klaris, current BSc Business Management student, to hear more about how to overcome failures on 12 May at the Anatomy Museum Lecture Theatre . This event is set to be an inspirational evening with stimulating discussions and opportunities to network with young alumni and students from other societies.

Event schedule:

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Welcome Drinks

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Conversation with Rita Kakati-Shah and Caroline Klaris

7:30pm - 8:30pm: Networking Reception

In-person tickets will be available to book on a first-come, first-served basis. As spaces are limited, we will also be livestreaming this event for those of you who cannot attend in person. You can register for the livestream event here.

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At this event

Rita Kakati-Shah

Founder and CEO, Uma

Event details

The Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Anatomy Museum
Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus, King's College London, WC2R 2LS