Co-Founder & COO, Innovazing
Saleema Vellani is the Co-Founder and COO of Innovazing, which is an education and leadership development firm that strives to teach individuals innovative tools to become more impactful leaders. Innovazing uses emotional intelligence tools and techniques, based on neuroscience, in its highly customized programs for nonprofits, higher education institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. Aside from launching five fast-growing ventures across four countries, including Brazil’s largest and top-rated Portuguese school and a website translation business, she has also provided consulting for over 12 years to a wide spectrum of organizations, including Upwork, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank.
Saleema teaches Entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins University and is a faculty member of Mavasive Leadership Institute. She also co-leads the World Bank Group’s largest and most inclusive mentorship program for young professionals and has won numerous awards for her work in social innovation. Fluent in five languages, Saleema is most passionate about empowering underserved communities and emerging markets through technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.