Salima Bhimani

Chief Equity & Inclusion Strategist, Other Bets at Alphabet


Dr. Salima Bhimani leads, partners with and enables the Other Bets, Alphabets Moonshot companies, to achieve equity, inclusion and diversity(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.

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 between 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 that tell the stories about the multi-dimensional lives and full humanity of people of color.