Our Mission

Create inclusive workplaces for plant-based employees

Raise employer awareness and provide insight

Evaluate and implement plant-friendly policies in the workplace

Salina Shah

About the Founder

Based in Boston, Salina has been vegetarian for the past 30 years and vegan for the past 5 years. She has personal experience with workplace challenges associated with maintaining an ethical vegan and plant-based lifestyle, while rising to be a corporate executive and people leader at a Fortune 500 company. She founded Ahimsa Consulting LLC to raise employer awareness of the need to incorporate organizational sensitivity towards and inclusion of the growing numbers of plant-based employees.

Salina is a certified master vegan educator, a founding member of the Vegan Women's Leadership Network, a long-time member of Vegan Leaders in Corporate Management, and has completed the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition certification. She provides support to plant-based initiatives, including the Actuaries for Sustainable Health Care (an international group dedicated to achieving long-term fiscal sustainability through the use of whole food plant-based nutrition) and is an associate producer of the upcoming film They're Trying to Kill Us (a documentary that explores the hidden intersections between diet, disease, poverty, and racism). 

Salina is trained as a credentialed actuary in employer health benefits and has years of start-up and Fortune 500 experience leading the design, development, and delivery of innovative solutions. She is a co-inventor of a health benefits optimization software patent, and she has expertise in strategic operations, innovation execution, and people leadership.  

Salina also volunteers with To Empower Women (TEW), a non-profit that provides training and skill development for paid remote work to underserved women. Her work with TEW includes curating and leading spreadsheet training and providing mentorship and support.

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