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Global Changemaker | Visionary Leader | Status Quo Disruptor

Salima Bhimani

Salima Bhimani is a global thought leader who is reshaping the world toward a more equitable future by inspiring leaders to reimagine and rebuild systems, societies, and organizations with a focus on diversity and inclusivity. By driving this transformation, Bhimani has emerged as a formidable global changemaker, igniting positive ripple effects that are felt around the world.

With over 20 years of experience as a lecturer, philosopher, activist, and strategist, Bhimani ensures that all people are seen and valued. She is a visionary leader of leaders who is committed to driving progressive systemic outcomes and impact.

Bhimani is a catalyst for change, fearlessly questioning the status quo and encouraging leaders, systems, and organizations to strive for excellence. Her goal is to expand opportunities for everyone by promoting forward-thinking solutions. As a natural innovator, she is driven by a deep commitment to achieving fair and inclusive outcomes that enable individuals to flourish in a world full of limitless possibilities.

Currently the Chief Strategist & Director of Equity, Inclusion, Systemic Change, and the Other Bets at Alphabet/Google, Bhimani leads, partners with, and enables equity, inclusion, and systemic change at the Other Bets, Alphabet’s Moonshot start-up companies. Working with CEOs and executives, she creates and executes long-term, sustainable, operational, and systemic EID policies, aligning organizational and business needs, goals, and objectives.

Spearheading interdisciplinary teams across multiple moonshot companies, Bhimani enhances their ability to tackle high-impact areas that yield tangible equitable outcomes. This

involves shaping the design and impact of their technologies on the world, as well as cultivating their organizational culture, structures, systems, and processes.

As CEO of Relational: Global Institute for Research, Consulting, and Education, Bhimani’s mission was to collaboratively create innovative pathways for realizing equity, inclusion, and representation within institutions, communities, and organizations, which led to positive change and client transformations. Additionally, Bhimani designed and facilitated cross-regional interactive workshops focusing on racial healing, DEI competency, and profile development.

As a forward-thinking leader, Bhimani aims to unlock the biases and barriers in the systems that block people from achieving the best outcomes. She understands diverse teams as a necessary component to advance the progression of technologies. Through the evolution and innovation of tech, she strives to continue facilitating conversations and strategies that inspire and elevate positive change and intentional solutions.

With a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Women & Gender Studies, a master’s degree in Environmental Studies–Women and Globalization, and PH.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning–Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Bhimani builds upon her credibility as an innovator and researcher, creating necessary strategies that disrupt the status quo of today to contribute to the inclusive outcomes of tomorrow. This is her mission and her life’s purpose.

Driving transformation and inspiring leaders to rebuild systems, societies, and organizations.

Leading Expertise:

  • How to lead through the global equity evolution

  • Why equitable solutions are dependent on inclusive leaders solving diverse problems

  • How to lead innovation and action that transforms people, systems, organizations, and society

  • The role of purposeful creativity in thriving societies

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