Saleema Vellani 
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 twelve 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's School of Advanced International Studies, where she obtained her Master's in International Relations and International Economics. She also co-leads the World Bank Group’s largest and most inclusive mentorship program for young professionals under the Youth-2-Youth Community and has won numerous awards for her work in social innovation. Recently, Saleema co-led an award-winning, groundbreaking study at the World Bank on how existing climate-smart food production technologies, such as hydroponics and aquaponics, can be adapted and simplified to tackle food insecurity while improving livelihoods for refugees and engaging the private sector in water-scarce countries. Fluent in five languages, Saleema is most passionate about empowering underserved communities and emerging markets through technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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. Saleema has launched five fast-growing ventures across four countries, including Brazil’s largest and top-rated school.

 

Saleema teaches Entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins University where she also obtained her Master's in International Relations and International Economics. She also co-leads the World Bank Group’s largest and inclusive mentorship program for young professionals under the Youth-2-Youth Community and has won numerous awards for her work in social innovation.

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