Shalini Chudasama


University of North Carolina, BS, Business Administration


Shalini Chudasama is passionate about the capacity for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to help individuals thrive. She is a life-long student of DEI in both personal and professional spheres. Shalini led Bain & Company’s gender parity center of excellence, driving DEI efforts, managing internal gender parity assessments, and researching global best practices. In this role, she developed and launched a talent strategy and blueprint for women’s retention across six continents and spearheaded two global conferences on gender parity. She has since broadened her focus to include racial equity efforts as well as community-building among LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. Shalini approaches DEI challenges by pairing her subject-matter expertise with her management consulting experience to help create organizational change that’s grounded in data and empathy. She has trained as a DEI facilitator and given talks, served as a panelist, and held workshops at universities, corporate events, and community organizations around the world.

Shalini earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, and also studied at Copenhagen Business School and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is continuing her global education at London Business School focused on organizational behavior, change management, and talent strategy.

The biggest opportunity for today’s leaders is…

listening to others. I think it’s especially important for today’s leaders to collect, review, and respond to feedback from their full organization, especially voices that have traditionally been underrepresented. Paying attention to these voices will help leaders create better organizations for their people and their communities.

Things that make me smile include…

a clever pun, a cozy reading nook, and a cold popsicle on a hot summer day.