Salima Bhimani

Chief Strategist and Director of Equity + Inclusion + Systemic Change, the Other Bets, Google/Alphabet

Dr. Salima Bhimani leads, partners with and enables the Other Bets, Alphabets Moonshot companies, to achieve equity, inclusion and increased representation (EID) through systemic transformations. She came to Alphabet as an award winning EID practitioner of 23 years having worked in the public, private, international and academic sectors.

Over the decades, Salima has consistently stepped into her role as a social transformation leader, innovator and equity polymath, committed to human centered change. Her “secret” sauce as an EID expert comes from merging her praxis as an organizational systemic change designer, advocate, strategist, researcher, educator, coach and consultant.

Some highlights of her work include: Remodeling resourcing channels to address racial profiling and structural racism faced by Black youth in education systems. Working in the global south, leading efforts on women’s human rights through NGOs. Creating racial and gender equity policy frameworks for large scale institutions. Prior to her role at Alphabet she was the CEO and Founder of Relational, a global consulting firm empowering organizations on the path of EID.  

In addition to her professional background, she brings academic rigor to her EID practice with a PhD in Education focusing on transforming racial and gender social exclusion at the intersection of communities and institutions. A Master in Environmental Studies examining public sphere representations of women of color. A Bachelor of Education and Honors Bachelors in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies.

Salima is also a trained dancer and theatre artist who has written and directed 4 productions aimed at story telling that represents the multi-dimensional lives and full humanity of people of color.