Salima Valji

Globally sought after speaker focused on advocating for Women and People of Color

Salima is a passionate advocate for women of color in the workplace and serves as the Founder, CEO, and Certified Executive Coach of Unleash Forward.

With over 20 years of experience, including executive-level roles in multinational and technology corporations, she is a highly sought-after speaker, coach, and thought-leader, frequently addressing topics such as advancing women of color, leadership, and diversity. Notably, Salima was recently awarded the Women of Difference award by The International Women's Alliance.

Driven by her commitment to fostering diverse perspectives at the leadership table, Salima partners with organizations in creating equitable and inclusive work environments that facilitate the success of women and people of color.

Salima has delivered keynotes inspiring inclusion for women and people of color for organizations such as Nokia, Dell, Plaid, Siemens Energy, The Art of Leadership for Women, Tamil Women Rising, Cassels, Inmerge Innovation Summit and more.

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"The energy that Salima brought to the room was contagious." Women in Action Dell

“We need more women like Salima lifting up others.” Women@ Amazon

“I immediately shared my new strategies with my friends.” Tamil Women Rising

“Salima’s superpower is authenticity. It was an instant I need to get to know this woman!” The Art of Leadership for Women

"Why You Need PIE, was a resounding success that will profoundly shape our career trajectories.  Canada Diversity Team, Nokia

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