Rha and Deepa were brought together over 5 years ago. Deepa was a “first” Senior Partner at a Big 4. Rha left corporate America and the chemical industry as an “only” two decades ago to focus on helping leaders find their passion, purpose and calling. Deepa has spent years focusing on women’s leadership and inclusion strategies to help women of color navigate corporate structures. Rha has helped hundreds of high impact leaders realize they can work in ways that honor their values and uplift new definitions of power, profitability and success.
Together, they have discovered that there is a collective untapped power that WOC have yet to harness and leverage.
Deepa is a former senior executive and corporate inclusion visionary. As an author, speaker, and WAPPP Leader in Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School, she challenges and redefines the status quo of leadership, success and power by centering the needs and experiences of women of color, and unveiling the inclusion biases in corporate structures.
Deepa is the author of The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Redefine Power in Corporate America which will be published by Harper Business in March 2022. She interviewed over 500 senior WOC leaders and her book centers their needs and experiences.
Prior to this, Deepa spent more than twenty years at Deloitte and was “a first” Indian American woman to make partner in the company’s history. She served as a National Managing Partner of Inclusion and was also the US Managing Partner of WIN (Women’s Initiative), Deloitte’s renowned program to recruit, retain, and advance women.
Rha is the entrepreneurial soul coach behind hundreds of breakthrough changemakers, cultural visionaries and social entrepreneurs. From multiple NY Times Bestsellers to multi-million dollar social enterprises, Rha’s unique methodology has empowered a new generation of conscious entrepreneurs to stay true, get paid, and do good. Her work has been featured in Time Magazine, Ms Magazine, Variety, Essence, the Source, Redbook, Forbes, Fast Company and the Chicago Tribune, among others.
As a sought-after speaker, Rha has led the conversation around a “whole self” approach to entrepreneurship as key to a more just, harmonious and sustainable economy and culture. Rha’s book, The Calling (St. Martin’s Press) is a step by step blueprint for finding your purpose and making your most profitable contribution.