GIOF Annual Meeting • May 19–26, 2022
The Largest Annual Meeting of
 the Global DEI Community
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Karima BryantKarima Bryant

Chief Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Officer at Kyndryl

Karima Bryant is the Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Officer for Kyndryl. She is an outstanding Human Resources executive with expertise and experience in leading and coaching organizations through change management and transformation with a focus on people and talent. Karima began her IBM career more than 20 years ago as a strategy consultant and has since held several leadership roles throughout HR.

In her prior role, Karima was the Diversity & Inclusion Leader and Chief of Staff to the SVP Sponsor for the IBM Black Community. In this role, Karima led a cross functional team of executives and senior leaders for IBM's Emb(race) social justice efforts and programs including the IBM-HBCU Ecosystem Strategy and OneTen commitment. Prior to this role Karima was a Global Business Unit HR Leader where she defined talent and HR solutions for Global Markets Managing Directors who led multi-billion-dollar industries for IBM in the Insurance and Public Sectors.

Additionally, Karima has experience working in IBM’s Watson Health division. During her role as the Watson Health Global Talent Partner, Karima partnered with HR Executives to align talent strategies to meet Watson Health’s unique business needs. Karima was also a Senior Leadership Development Consultant responsible for coaching, design and delivery of learning and development initiatives for IBM Senior Executives.

Karima holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Hampton University, and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Karima and her husband James L Bryant III have four beautiful children.