Amita has presented over 100 invited keynotes, talks, and workshops to audiences spanning diverse fields, including leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and students from high school to graduate school.

Her interactive talks weave practical insights with engaging stories and simple practices that audiences can instantly apply to rethink and transform how they lead their own lives, work together in teams, and set out to change the world. More details are below.

To invite Amita to speak, email contact@vitamita.com

Testimonials:

When Ms. Shukla appeared as a guest teacher, it was magic. Often blasé students engaged 100%, more than every class combined for the entire year! Not only did they engage with Ms. Shukla as she taught her theory of the mind, they understood. Tears flowed. I wish all students could access Ms. Shukla's theories of the mind. This knowledge gave my students new tools to challenge the world, new ways of thinking about their everyday problems. Ms. Shukla is truly a genius, and her theories deserve your attention.

J. TylerTeacher, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC

Typically, a keynote speaker comes out, discusses the latest trends in [insert industry of your choice here] and how they best overcame obstacles along the way.... With your session, I was engaged. I actually took notes! I had a takeaway that will make me a better me. It was, without a doubt, the best keynote I have experienced. Thank you for that!

Greg MoserSr. Account Executive, Velaspan

Selected invited talks:

Selected keynotes, talks, and workshops:

2022

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) FAES (Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences): Faculty (Spring 2022) – teaching graduate course on “Personal Leadership Development”
  • DC South Asian Literary Festival: Led workshop on “The Artist’s Mind: Unleashing Your Creative and Intuitive Potential”
  • Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business: Guest Speaker (Fall 2022)

2021

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cement Extramural Leadership Institute (CELI): Led workshop for leaders across the NIH on “Rethinking How We Think to Transform How We Lead Change”
  • YPO Bangalore Chapter: Led workshop on mind training
  • Stanford GSB DC Women’s Circles (2017, 2019, 2021): Led workshops on “Designing Your Life” (2019, 2021) and “Creating Your Values Compass” (2017)

2020

  • Johns Hopkins University: Lecturer (2018-2020) – taught Master’s degree course on “Leading Change in Biotechnology” (Enduring Edge has been a required textbook for the class since 2014); Guest Teacher for the same course (2014-2017)
  • Johns Hopkins University: Invited Speaker – Last Lecture Series on “Wellness of the Mind”
  • Bethesda Green: Keynote Speaker – Summer Pitch Event (2019); led workshops and gave talks onMastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset” and “Creating the Startup Manifesto” (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

2019

  • Centennial High School: Keynote Speaker – “Why Mastering Your Mind is the Secret to Success” (2019); led workshops on “Enduring Edge: Transforming How We Think, Create and Change” (2018, 2019)
  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business: Guest Speaker – undergraduate class on “Meditation and Leadership”
  • Indiaspora Global Forum: Panel Speaker (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 – various locations)
  • Law Firm Private Event: Speaker (Baltimore, MD)
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society DC Metro Chapter: Keynote Speaker – “New Mindset… New You!”

2018

  • TEDCO Entrepreneur Expo: Speaker (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 – various locations)
  • Barcoding, Inc. Annual Executive Forum: Opening Keynote Speaker
  • DC Startup Week: Speaker – “Perspectives from Immigrant Founders”
  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Opening Keynote Speaker – Faculty Retreat (2017); Keynote Speaker – White Coat Ceremony (2017); Speaker – Board of Visitors Meeting; Speaker – 175th Anniversary Gala Speaker; presented multiple talks on “Mastering the Pharmapreneurial Mindset” (2017, 2018)
  • TEDCO Builder Fund Conversations: Inaugural Keynote Speaker
  • TiE DC: Featured Speaker – “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset”
  • Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business: Speaker – New Student Orientation – “Solving Business Problems with the 3D Mind” (2017, 2018); led workshop for the MBA Student LEAD (Leadership Engagement Action Development) Program (2017); Speaker – Business of Healthcare Conference (2016); Keynote Speaker – Professional Development Week – “Mastering Your Mind for Success” (2016); Speaker – “How to Follow Your Passion to Find Your Calling” (2015)
  • University of Vermont: Guest Lecturer – Biomedical Entrepreneurship Summer Course
  • TiE New York: Speaker – “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset”
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Speaker – Aligning Incentives for Better Health Conference – “Holistic Well-Being in Workplaces & Communities”
  • TiE DC: Speaker – Startup Workshop
  • Private Book Clubs: Guest Speaker for discussions on Enduring Edge (2016, 2018)
  • U.S. Institute of Peace, PeaceTech Lab: Speaker – “Mastering the Mind for Resilience, Creativity and Success” (2017, 2018)
  • Women in Bio DC – Capital Region: Speaker – “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mind”
  • Maryland Institute College of Art: Speaker – Micapreneurship Business Matters Conference

2017

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) Tech Transfer Center: Speaker – “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset”
  • Vicente Ferrer Foundation: Gala Emcee (Washington, DC)
  • Halcyon Incubator: Speaker – “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset”
  • World Trade Center Institute: Opening Keynote Speaker – Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference
  • MedStar Medical Center Family Medicine Faculty Retreat: Speaker (Baltimore, MD)

2016

  • Korean Business Enterprise: Keynote Speaker – “Mastering the 3D Mind: The Enduring Edge to Success” (Tysons, VA)
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center: Faculty – Inaugural Hexcite Accelerator Program
  • Fish & Richardson: Speaker – “Mastering the Startup Mindset” (Washington, DC)
  • Wharton DC Innovation Summit: Speaker (2015, 2016)
  • The Impact Center: Speaker – Women’s Executive Leadership Program Retreat
  • American College of Medical Quality Annual Meeting: Plenary Speaker – “Keynotes in Quality”
  • Light City Baltimore: Keynote Speaker – Health Innovation Conference – “Transformative Innovation for Health”; Speaker – Creative Innovation Conference
  • Accelerate DC Speaker Series: Speaker – In the Trenches

2015

  • Medstar Institute for Innovation: Guest Speaker – MI2 All Minds Meeting
  • Morgan State University: Keynote Speaker – “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset”
  • HIMSS mHealth Summit: Opening Keynote & Closing Speaker – Startup Boot Camp – “Cultivating the Innovator’s Mindset”; Speaker – “Innovation from Within: Cultural & Commercial Considerations”
  • George Washington School of Medicine: Speaker – Clinical Practice Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program
  • TEDCO Executive Women’s Roundtable: Guest Speaker
  • THNK School of Creative Leadership Forum: Speaker (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Duke Ellington School of the Arts: Guest Speaker (Washington, DC)
  • Stanford GSB DC Alumni Chapter: Speaker – “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset”
  • National Defense University: Guest Speaker (2013, 2014, 2015)

Please Note: Amita aspires to reach diverse audiences with her talks. Her appearance at an event does not equate to an endorsement of the host organization.