Shelmina Abji, TEDx, IBM & Author

“While it’s important to keep moving forward, it’s equally important to take time to be still.”

Shelmina Abji

Shelmina Abji, an Author, TEDx speaker, board member, former vice president at IBM, and angel investor, shared the story behind her title with us on October 23, 2022.

Shelmina started her career as a software engineer and then moved into sales and sales leadership, leading global teams to deliver over $1B in annual revenues and serving as a key decision-maker in hiring and promoting hundreds of professionals. She received extensive leadership training at IBM, Harvard University, and UCLA. As a global empowerment speaker, Abji has addressed attendees at companies, conferences, and colleges that include Google, Edward Jones, National Center for Women in Technology, Black women in STEM, and Harvard.


Born in Tanzania from what she describes as humble beginnings, Shelmina was determined to pull her family out of poverty….and she did here in the U.S. beginning at IBM.

Listen to our interview with Shelmina below!

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