Power of Women

Bijal Shah



Bijal Shah is the CEO at Guild, a Public Benefit Corporation that partners with America’s largest companies to provide employer-funded education, skilling, and career mobility to their workforces. In her role, Shah oversees Guild’s work with the nation’s largest employers — including Walmart, Chipotle, Discover, Hilton, Target, The Walt Disney Company, and healthcare systems like Providence Health and UCHealth — to unlock opportunity for America’s workforce. In the last year, more than 5 million Americans have had access to Guild’s Career Opportunity Platform to gain new skills, knowledge and support. For its work, Guild earned recognition as one of Time’s Most Influential Companies, received Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Award, and has been named to CNBC’s Disruptor 50 and LinkedIn’s Top Startups. Prior to Guild, Shah held executive and leadership roles at Ibotta and in corporate strategy at Visa. She works with the Board of Directors of Girls, Inc. and was named one of Denver Business Journals’ 40 Under 40 recipients. Shah graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Sloan School of Management. She lives in Denver with her husband and two children.