The Ontario Cricket Association (OCA) had been looking for the right person to give a much needed boost to women's Cricket development for some time. Rita Jethi was discovered during a casual conversation with the OCA President at an indoor Cricket game in December 2008. He was delighted to know that she was a former national level Cricket player in India. She also played softball at the college level. He challenged her to accept the role of spearheading the Ontario Women's Cricket Development Program. Luckily for OCA, she accepted and as they say, the rest is history.
In one short month, she put together a team of volunteers who will assist her in executing every aspect of the program. A structure is in place for the growth and proper management of the game. Advertising and promotional material is now ready and sponsorships are being secured. The launch date and information/registration function is ready to be announced and many players and volunteers have been contacted and are eager to participate.
Rita is a bundle of endless energy and a source of limitless enthusiasm. The OCA has no doubt that the Women's Cricket Development Program will be a resounding success with her at the helm. It is a very tough task for her but she is very confident that she will rise and meet the challenges.
Rita as a fashion designer ran a successful business for many years in India under the name of 'Jethi Selections.' In Canada, she is a successful financial advisor and Century 21 real estate agent. She has a master's degree in Political Science and diploma in Public Relations in addition to her current business-related certifications.
Rita Jethi is also involved in working for the benefit of the society. She is registered as a volunteer storyteller with the YMCA. She is also helping in raising the awareness of the work being done by YMCA in addition to helping the organization fundraise for their "Strong Kids Campaign".