Women’s Career Mentor, Speaker and Best-Selling Author
Rita P. Mitchell is an overcomer. In a career spanning nearly four decades, she has navigated countless roadblocks and conquered numerous obstacles to accomplish her personal and professional goals in the very competitive financial services industry. Rita became president of her own insurance and securities brokerage firm, spoke on the TEDx stage, has been a frequent contributor to Black Enterprise magazine, and became the first-ever recipient of First Horizon’s 2018 Inclusion & Diversity Leader’s Award. Before retiring in early 2018, Rita served as Executive Vice President and Manager of Private Client Services for Middle Tennessee, First Tennessee Bank. Most recently, she wrote Own Your Phenomenal Self, a guide to empower young career women to achieve their desired success, which is scheduled for publication on January 29, 2019 and has already become an Amazon best-selling title. Rita resides in Nashville, TN, and enjoys writing, cooking, and traveling with the love of her life, Fulton, and her daughter, Brittany. Follow Rita’s day-to-day on Twitter and Instagram.
My goal for every day is to show up ready to be my authentic self, do my best work and to keep the golden rule, which is to treat other people how I want to be treated.
Each day we have the opportunity to do what is right and so we should, because life is short and purposeful.
Stay focused on your journey to your success, because only you control your destiny.
My husband and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary this June. He is the love of my life. I also have a beautiful daughter who works and lives in NYC. And in my spare time, I love to cook, swim, golf, and read.