Amita’s journey has spanned roles as a writer, teacher, entrepreneur, investor, and inventor. Her work is guided by a passion to nurture well-being, foster healing, and unlock human potential, which inspired her to start Vitamita in 2012. She is the author of United Mind: Rethinking How We Lead Our Lives, Work Together, and Change Our World (2022) and Enduring Edge: Transforming How We Think, Create, and Change (2014). Amita regularly advises individuals and organizations and has presented over 100 keynotes, talks, and workshops to audiences from leaders and entrepreneurs to high schools and book clubs.
Amita teaches Personal Leadership Development at the NIH (FAES) and previously served on the adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins, where she taught graduate courses on leadership. Earlier, she spent close to nine years as a healthcare venture capital investor at New Enterprise Associates, where she worked with leading researchers and entrepreneurs to advance cutting-edge health innovations. Before that, she was a vice president at AmiKa Corp., where she helped develop and market novel biomedical research tools—for which she holds 10 patents—until its acquisition by Harvard Bioscience.
Amita has served on several nonprofits boards and is the longest serving director at Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), to which she was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley in 2010 and later reappointed by Governors Larry Hogan and Wes Moore. She has also served as the President of the Stanford GSB DC Alumni Chapter and co-founded the GSB DC Salons. Amita holds a BA in biochemistry from Harvard, where she was a Senior Editor at the Harvard Crimson, and an MBA from Stanford, where she led a team that won the university-wide annual startup competition for a novel cardiovascular device. She is trained as a leadership coach and certified as a yoga teacher.