If you’re a woman, you know this already: You face unique challenges and obstacles as you work to scale the corporate ladder. From not seeing other faces in the room that look like you to dealing with the stereotypes and (often unconscious) biases in the workplace, you may know what to do to succeed, but not how to get it done as a leader in this environment. Shelmina Abji will share a transformative blueprint for owning your power and showing your worth to scale new heights in your career.
Shelmina’s mission is to help career women fast track into leadership so together we can advance gender equality in leadership roles.RSVP NOW
Shelmina is a speaker and best-selling author of SHOW YOUR WORTH: 8 INTENTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN TO EMERGE AS LEADERS AT WORK.
Based on her lived experiences, her book is a proven blueprint to teach women how to accelerate their career success and fast track into leadership roles.
She started with humble beginnings in Tanzania and went from being first in her family to graduate college to becoming one of the highest ranking women of color at IBM while raising her two children as a single mother since they were 2 and 4.
She started her career as a Software Engineer and moved to sales and sales leadership. She has led global teams and delivered over $1B in revenues annually while consistently maintaining high client satisfaction as well as team morale.
She was a decision-maker in hiring and promoting hundreds of professionals.
She has mentored hundreds of women and addressed audiences at Grace Hopper conference, Google, NASA, Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, IBM, T-Mobile, Discover Financial Services,American Express, Deltek, Expedia, Boeing, Edward Jones, Assurant, Avalara, Fitch Ratings, Black Women in STEM, Ascend leadership convention, Harvard university and others.
Shelmina is a TedX speaker, board member, angel investor, philanthropist and a distinguished alumni.
Shelmina and her husband funded Amahoro secondary school in Tanzania in 2012. Today 500+ children from 7 remote villages attend the school. Shelmina provides scholarships to young women from Amahoro to attend college upon graduation.
Shelmina has degrees in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, and Mathematics from Wadia College in Pune, India.
As part of IBM’s top talent, she received extensive leadership training at IBM and Harvard.
Shelmina has served on the advisory board of :
- Girl Up : a global leadership development initiative by UN foundation which envisions a more equitable and just world for girls and women globally.
- Young Women Empowered: strives for justice and liberation whose programming supports young people from diverse backgrounds.
- The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) - Seattle : whose mission to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education and incubation.
- Bellevue College.